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The Human Soul As A Rube Goldberg Device

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  4 reviews
'You are returning the milk to the refrigerator when your head begins to swim...'

Where the story goes from here, and the fate of the characters, is up to you. Turn to page 21, or 89, where more choices await.
Paperback, 132 pages
Published February 2012 by Madras Press

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Catherine Mason
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It is a literary choose your own adventure style book. I went through and followed all the different paths. A beautiful evocation of a very ordinary morning in the life of 'you'. The trivia of life is rendered profound and meaningful by what happens in the end. Fatalistic.
Jan Priddy
Oct 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This story is a literary choose-your-own-adventure book, a short one, and included in one of his collection. It's in second person POV and follows the tradition that each little section ends with a choice: "If you choose to put on your shoes and go out for a walk, turn to page 121. If you would rather... " I was completely charmed, and went digging through in order to follow every variation to its end. It's also a fundraiser for the Arkansas Literry Festival, so I felt good about buying it, and ...more
Karen Carlson
I loved this! But it will not appeal to everyone - it is second person and in Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style, but it is very worth it. Detailed comments on my blog at A Just Recompense
Katie
Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Brockmeier received his MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop in 1997. His stories have been featured in The New Yorker, McSweeny's, Crazyhorse, and The Georgia Review. He is the recipient of an O. Henry Award, the Nelson Algren Award, and a National Endowment of the Arts grant.