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Meeting the Dog Girls: Stories

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A thief, languishing in prison for stealing moments, escapes and becomes a chronometric fugitive. Women wait in a long, endless line, night and day, without knowing what is at the beginning of the line. An otherworldly marble called the Ustek Cloudy passes through the hands of Ambrose Bierce, Amelia Earhart, and D. B. Cooper just before they each disappear off the face of ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 5th 2011 by NonStop Press (first published May 1st 2011)
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Frankenburger
Sep 18, 2011 rated it it was ok
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I received this through a goodreads giveaway.

This is a collection of short stories, most around 4 to 6 pages in length. In general the stories have quasi-scifi traits, but they're all pretty odd and don't really fall into any specific genre. The stories tended to be ambiguous and would lead me to think that there would be some sort of twist ending or interesting realization at the end, but instead most of them just came to an abrupt stop and I couldn't understand the point of what I'd read.

I thi
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Avanders
Dec 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Review based on ARC.

Absolutely worth your time.

The words and images on the cover of this little treasure do not do justice to what is within. Terry's imagination and creativity are a welcome addition to my library.

Again, I find myself reading short stories -- a collection of things. I used to think that I wasn't really into short stories, but really, I think it was just too many bad sets in a row. Suddenly emerge writers who bring new light to the "genre."

Like Gaiman's Fragile Things, I found my
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Blake Fraina
Sep 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Gay Terry’s Meeting the Dog Girls is a mixed bag of bizarre short stories in the vein of Kelly Link. But that maybe too glib a comparison. For one thing, Terry doesn’t stick strictly to contemporary settings; many of the stories seem to take place in dark, imaginary worlds that are almost, but not quite, recognizable realms of ancient legend, fairy tales, fables and fantasy. The mood is different, too - fanciful, yet dark. Similar to Latin American magical realism, but not quite that either. The ...more
Lisa
Jan 11, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
I freely admit I did not finish this book. I stopped at the third time the writer improperly used the word loose instead of lose. The first time I thought perhaps it was a problem with the Kindle format, but at the third time of cringing over the fact that this occurred, I could only conclude that the writer and whatever excuse they used as an editor did not know the difference between a verb and an adjective. I recommend the writer buy a large dictionary and first have someone smack them upside ...more
Bernie Gourley
Aug 16, 2014 rated it liked it
This collection consists of 30 pieces of short fiction that might be put in the bucket of speculative fiction. (“Speculative fiction” being defined as existing in a world unlike our own--i.e. sci-fi, horror, strange tales, and fantasy.) The stories are cross-genre, but “tales of the weird” is a common theme. Many of the pieces are too long for flash but on the short side of short story, though there are also a number that are of typical short story length.

It’s a mixed bag not only in terms of ge
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Erin
Jan 25, 2013 rated it liked it
I loved some stories, but others I wasn't as impressed with.
Shannon
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is a book of interesting and thought provoking short stories. A must for anyone who likes the older style fiction. I received this book for free in a Goodreads giveaway.
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