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3.35  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Last Drink Bird Head is a variation on a surrealist writing game: we gave the phrase to over 70 writers and asked them Who or what is Last Drink Bird Head? The results run the gamut from the hilarious to the terrifying, with each writer bringing their signature style and voice to the enterprise.

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Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 29th 2009 by Wyrm Publishing (first published 2009)
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Kirsten McKeown
Aug 04, 2011 rated it did not like it
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You know when you see celebrity interviews and they all snort and chortle on the interview couch and there's some cool inside joke they all get, but we, being mere un-celebrities, don't? Yeah, that's how I felt mowing through the introduction to this book. The idea is nifty--charitable cause and all... but you can only read so many books where each writer is a buddy of another and they all are biking down the sidewalk yelling look ma no hands! at all the cleverness of each line. Plus, not really ...more
Tyrannosaurus regina
As with any book of short fiction, especially short fiction that all has the same starting point--the titular "last drink bird head"--the results are mixed. Some stories were disposable, some were forgettable and some were riveting. I think overall this one ended up being fairly average (though wildly imaginative), with some moments (and I say moments because the stories in this collections are all flash) that were vivid and haunting.
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very interesting take of the prompt, best read in bite size.
Oct 18, 2009 marked it as to-read
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this book looks so neat they asked a bunch of famous authors, "who or what Last Drink Bird Head is?" I think Gene Wolfe is in it too.
Apr 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
very interesting and unusual collection of stories based on the four words "Last Drink Bird Head".
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Ann VanderMeer is an American publisher and editor, and the second female editor of the horror magazine Weird Tales. She is the founder of Buzzcity Press.

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