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I was highly invigorated by these stories. They're such exquisitely crafted apercus of the droll and the macabre. Very Hitchockian. The focus of the stories becomes very acute; the severe compression causes grotesque acts to appear even more grotesque.

In this new collection of stories, Matt Briggs reminds us of the ordinary strangeness of strange and ordinary lives. Like t

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116 pages
Published September 28th 2003 by SpringTown Press (first published 2003)
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Matthew
Jun 06, 2013 Matthew rated it really liked it
I read this years ago. Why did I forget to add it to my book list? Why was it misplaced among my book-reading memories? Certainly not because I didn't like it? It's a wonderful collection of short stories. Many of them very tiny.

Is it Matt's fault, maybe? Did he somehow CAUSE this to happen? Did he embed within the stories in the book some sort of CODE? Did the code WORK ON ME in some way?

Am I hypnotized? Should I continue to trust myself? Maybe not, Goodreads. Maybe not.

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Feb 24, 2009 Glen rated it liked it
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A collection of interesting short stories...there was only one I could absolutely not read.
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Matt Briggs grew up in the Snoqualmie Valley, raised by working-class, counter-culture parents who cultivated and sold cannabis. Briggs has written two books set in rural Washington chronicling this life, The Remains of River Names and Shoot the Buffalo. Critic Ann Powers wrote of Briggs first book in the New York Times Book Review, "Briggs has captured the America that neither progressives nor fa ...more
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