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One Day Closer to Death: Eight Stabs at Immortality

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Bradley Denton, who grew up in Kansas and now proudly calls himself a Texan, is a modern master of oddball fantasy. Comparisons to fellow Texans Joe R. Lansdale and Howard Waldrop (and even, to jump across the Atlantic, to Jonathan Carroll) are perhaps inevitable, but Denton does his own thing. And he never repeats himself, either. If you haven't discovered him yet through ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1998)
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Craig
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Denton has never been a very prolific writer, but has been one of my favorites for a long time. His work is like one of those unusual culinary treats that you savor once a year or so. This book collects eight of his shorter works, including The Calvin Coolidge Home foe Dead Comedians, The Territory, and other good ones, including a Blackburn.
Stephen
May 21, 2016 rated it liked it
My first foray into the works of Bradley Denton. Of the eight "stabs", a few drag after intriguing starts and the rest fascinate all the way through. Standout stories include Skidmore, Killing Weeds and The Calvin Coolidge Home for Dead Comedians. Captain Coyote's Last Hunt was seriously disturbing so I guess it succeeded in achieving the author's intent but I wouldn't want to read it again. I'll be looking for more Denton, for sure.
Erin Gill
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An unexpectedly good read. I'm normally not an anthology fan, but I very much enjoyed the dry wit and sarcasm laced into each story, as well as the familiar Midwestern sensibility in the narratives. I'll definitely be checking out more of Denton's work, and recommending this book and probably the rest of what he's written to my friends.
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Bradley Clayton Denton (born 1958) is an American science fiction author. He has also written other types of fiction, such as the black comedy of his novel Blackburn, about a sympathetic serial killer.
He was born in Towanda, Kansas, and attended the University of Kansas at Lawrence and graduated with degrees in astronomy (B.A.) and English (M.A.). His first published work was the short story "The
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