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Does Anyone Else Have Something Further to Add?

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Does Anyone Else Have Something Further To Add? Stories About Secret Places and Mean Men (16 stories):
About a Secret Crocodile
Mad Man
Nor Limestone Islands
The Man Underneath
Boomer Flats
This Grand Carcass Yet
In the Garden
Groaning Hinges of the World
Golden Trabant
How They Gave It Back
Maybe Jones and the City
Seven Story Dream
Adam Had Three Brothers
Pig in a Pokey
The Weirdest W
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Paperback, 284 pages
Published April 20th 2000 by Wildside Press (first published 1974)
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Stephen Case
Gene Wolfe has said of writing short stories that it is not enough to simply show people your ideas. He uses the analogy of a lion-tamer. A writer can’t just say to people, “Hey, look at this lion” and expect them to be impressed with her skills at showing them a lion. A writer has to do something with the lion, preferably something daring and unexpected. Wolfe says that the writer has to put her head in the idea’s mouth.

For me, that is the most difficult part of writing. Often I simply want to
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Printable Tire
Dec 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Here there be stories of Media Lords, Angry Men, and Limestone salesmen that are gods; stage magicians, Abominable Snowmen, super intelligent computers, and Adam and Eve; double people, space pirates, and people hunters; The Perfect Place, murdering artists, and Rrequesenians; a scheming head collector, a visiting blob, and a galactic salesman that marries the most beautiful woman in the universe. The stories alter between one about a Secret Place and one about Mean Men, and they are all pretty ...more
Erik Graff
Oct 25, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lafferty fans
Recommended to Erik by: Rick Strong
Shelves: sf
It is difficult to classify R.A. Lafferty's fiction. He is usually found in the science fiction sections of bookstores, but very little science is in his books. Idiosyncratic myth-making is more his business, myth-making often along the lines of Casey Jones-, Daniel Boone-, Davey Crocket-type larger-than-life characters.
Johnnie
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Excellent Short Story collection, though it is not as perfect as Lafferty's original '900 Grandmothers' collection.
Rand
Nov 25, 2013 added it
Recommends it for: curious folks
Recommended to Rand by: 900 grandmothers
These stories were weird, in a good way. Like early Vonnegut minus the socialism.

Did not finish this book as it was overdue and I wasn't compelled to finish. Might try it again after trying out some of his novels.
Jill
Mar 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Read this book because Neil Gaiman was holding it in a READ poster at the library... had to find out why. This is a difficult book, mostly full of men who kill people at the end of each story... lots of short stories, very dark...
Arthur
Feb 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book of short stories is divided into two alternating sections / paradigms, "secret places" and "mean men".
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Raphael Aloysius Lafferty, published under the name R.A. Lafferty, was an American science fiction and fantasy writer known for his original use of language, metaphor, and narrative structure, as well as for his etymological wit. He also wrote a set of four autobiographical novels, a history book, and a number of novels that could be loosely called historical fiction.