The Unbelievable Death of Joseph Goldberg and Other Stories
A unique collection of death, voodoo-magic and strange things.
Joseph Goldberg is the wrinkled old man you see wrapped up in a fraying scarf and dusty trilby hat, hobbling along the seafront promenade in the dead of winter. He’s grizzled, cynical, bitter, and swears like a trooper. In his defence, he didn’t lead the life he wanted, and his closet is full of skeleton...more
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The Unbelievable Death of Joseph Goldberg Joseph had an unremarkable life except for a couple of incidents in his youth. The two incidents caused others to think him crazy. First, he had left the church and spent all his tim ...more
Yes, often everything is not always as it seems, especially when reading those authors who write the mix listed above.
The Unbelievable Death of Joseph Goldberg I felt was abou ...more
The first story is about an old man who dies alone on a pier and gets turned into a folk of starlings. The story is about reminiscing about a life with regrets and getting revenge in a small and unconventional way. The author captures what its like to be a flock of bird is a beautiful and surprising way.
Although there is some funny imagery, the story has a melancholic tone. And the colloquial use of language might be accurate, but it did feel like it clashed with ...more
In the title story, The Unbelievable Death of Joseph Goldberg, Joseph Goldberg dies and becomes a flock of starlings. Portrayed as the quintessential grumpy old man, Joseph proceeds to cause havoc in his new form while processing his incredible transformation.
The Chair introduces us to Gerald, a patient at a mental hospital who paints the beautiful woman he hears and sees without realising ...more
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These stories were weird and wonderful. The title story spoke to me the most as the setting was familiar to me. I have seen the flocks of starlings over the Old Pier at Brighton, so I had no trouble visualising that one at all.
All four of these stories are slightly odd, but strangely interesting. Although I felt the writing was a bit rough around the edges I ended up enjoying them quite a bit. Better, they left me ...more
yourself transformed into a flock of starlings? – Poop on a lot of people it seems. Not going to lie I was giggling away like 5 year old at these scenes.
It would be really great to see some of these short stories fleshe ...more
Over all a nice short collection of short stories, give them a go.
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