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Amber Sparks

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The 19 stories in Sparks’ second collection (May We Shed These Human Bodies, 2012) are shot through with fabulist elements and are rarely more than a few pages long, making them read like fairy tales or prose poems. And as with poetry, the strength of the collection is Sparks’ lush, lyrical writing, saturating the dark, death-filled stories with beauty…


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The Unfinished World and Ot...

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May We Shed These Human Bodies

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Donald Duck and the One Bear by Walt Disney Company
"I loved this book as a kid. I recently acquired a used copy of it and read it to my daughter. It's a great book and all, but there are two major problems. First, who cooks three pizzas and then just leaves them out on the kitchen counter for god k..." Read more of this review »
The Unfinished World and Other Stories by Amber Sparks
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Nobody writes books like Matt Bell. Language-driven, often allegorical or fantastic, world-encompassing but claustrophobic, deeply flawed protagonists caught in the web of their poor decisions and circumstance - and Scrapper is no exception. It's a w ...more
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Whenever I see a book or movie that's a take on a classic, I cringe a little. But I was eager to see what Seidlinger did with Camus' book, because he's such a playful, irreverent, and yet very skilled writer. And I wasn't disappointed. I don't want t ...more
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“There were no books in the Afterwards, which the people thought was some serious bullshit.”
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“Death is the opposite of lonely, and lonely is the only thing the janitor owns. It is the only thing that's hers. And that makes loneliness beautiful, out here among the cold and bright beginnings.”
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“She wants him like she wanted to fly from the rooftop when she was ten, wants to throw her whole body into that catastrophe until she is utterly exhausted and dried up.”
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