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"Brilliantly witty stories in the tradition of Roald Dahl" -Amazon Review

"A treasure Mr. Biss, one I'll certainly be keeping for a re-read" -Amazon Review

"If you have a appreciation of dark humor with twists that leave you grinning in naughty pleasure, grab this one and enjoy" -Amazon Review

"I enjoyed everything about it from the wonderfully appropriate illustrations to the delightful stories" -Amazon Review

About the Author

Andrew Biss is an award-winning author and playwright whose work has received critical acclaim in both the U.S. and the U.K. In 2011 he was named as a finalist for the prestigious Heideman Award. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts London and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.

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  • File Size: 564 KB
  • Print Length: 103 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1470102021
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Vacancy Books (January 21, 2012)
  • Publication Date: January 21, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0070OEH26
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #718,935 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Andrew Biss is an award-winning author and playwright whose work has received critical acclaim in both the U.S. and the U.K. In 2011 he was named as a finalist for the prestigious Heideman Award. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts London and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.

Please visit him at:

www.andrewbiss.blogspot.com
www.andrewbiss.com
@TarkaTheOrator

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. J. Moreton on February 12, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Strange Tales of the Curiously Uncommon by Andrew Biss is another batch of brilliantly witty stories in the tradition of Roald Dahl in Tales of the Unexpected.

There is not a dud among these five stories. Andrew Biss has certainly got into his stride and shows that he has mastered his art of surprising us in these expertly crafted stories.

In An Honest Mistake, Madge, the put upon wife of an obnoxious, verbally abusive husband, is a bit forgetful and mixes up a couple of jars while preparing his dinner with the inevitable result. Her blithe acceptance of her mistake makes this story both dark and amusing.

With superb psychological penetration Andrew Biss has created in Madge a living, breathing woman with whom it is easy to empathise, while at the same time being horrified at her cynical, if understandable, attitude.

In A Familiar Face, Eydie's friend, Dora, has just buried her husband after 42 years of marriage. Eydie envied her friend her long and loving marriage. Or was it? Was Albert a philanderer who kept it secret from his wife all those years? Or was his secret something much more sinister? Or is it all a huge mistake? The jar that Dora finds under the stairs seems to reveal the truth. Or does it?

In a Slip of the Tongue, Miss Perkins is being sexually harassed by her employer. His dexterous use of the English language is open to interpretation until he makes a Slip of the Tongue too far. This is an amusing and disturbing story in which poetic justice is given full play.

An Embarrassing Odour is such a skilfully written story that Andrew Biss had me completely fooled by the outcome.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SPRock on February 17, 2012
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I just finished "Strange Tales of the Curiously Uncommon". I must say, well done!!! It is almost a work of art, dark as a piece of obsidian, and yet smooth and polished. I enjoyed everything about it from the wonderfully appropriate illustrations to the delightful stories with a similar theme running through them. The characters are so well written you can see them in your mind's eye and hear them in their own voices. Their surroundings are done like well designed stage sets, not intrusive but drawn well enough for you to understand perfectly where you are.
The stories, all five of them, are not horror stories as such, but rather quirky, and tinged around the edges with smoke. Charming, in rather a frightful way.
If you are a bit squeamish, given to fits, or recoil at the slightest use of an offensive word, then these stories are not for you. But if you have a appreciation of dark humor with twists that leave you grinning in naughty pleasure, grab this one and enjoy.
A treasure Mr. Biss, one I'll certainly be keeping for a re-read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jr1 on July 16, 2012
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Title says it all. You may not like all the stories, but if you like strange and weird - but not the gorey kind, this is a great read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nique on May 21, 2012
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All I can say is job well done! Although I one or two felt a little unfinished I will gladly pick up any future work by this author. Hes in a genre all his on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Regina Niesen on May 2, 2012
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Goodreads Description- Strange Tales of the Curiously Uncommon is a collection of darkly humorous short stories, each with a cunning twist in the tail.

When extraordinary events befall some of London's most ordinary of inhabitants, unexpected turns lead to some witty, strange, yet ultimately satisfying results.

This was a very amusing read. This short book is really a collection of 5 short stories that are all set in London and I have to tell you that Andrew Biss really has a good knack at storytelling. The dialogue is hilarious and written in an almost cockney English accent and the discussions the character's have with others are so darkly humorous because the characters seem so unaware of the strange things that are happening. Or even better, in my opinion, the characters think very little of the very strange and dangerous things happening around them. Each of the short stories is unique and strange. Biss must have some dark twisted mind to come up with these plots. The book was a freebie on Amazon and I couldn't have had a better price for such a dark humorous set of shorts. This is a good taste of what I hope Biss's writing style will be in his other works. I will definitely be seeking out his other books. I highly recommend this as a fast and strange, but a good strange, read! 4 stars!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lynn Steen on April 26, 2012
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I have just recently read "Strange Tales of the Curiously Uncommon" and found it quite delightful. Even though some of it was a bit predictable, I continued to read as I found the descriptions uncannily colourful. The author is definitely quick witted and this is obvious when you're reading. If you are looking for something that is not time consuming, this is the collection of short stories to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Summer on February 17, 2012
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Didn't know what to expect...downloaded as a freebie..read it three times through in the first sitting and grew more delighted each time. this is just plain great story-telling!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L.I. LINDA on February 19, 2012
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funny books are almost never my first choice.since this kindle offering was a freebie,i read it.strange and funny says it all.i could not stop laughing.
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