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The Brubury Tales Paperback – December 16, 2010
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With inspiration from many literary classics and plenty of original spin, The Brubury Tales is a fine collection and not one to be missed. --Midwest Book Review
The Brubury Tales is a brilliant blend of writing, combining the style of Chaucer while putting a new slant on the short stories of the classical writers. --Reader Views
A unique and powerful new book,The Brubury Tales draws upon Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and classic stories by Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, and Charles Dickens, to name a few. Frank Mundo takes risks with his writing, which is sensitive, thoughtful, and gritty. --LA Books Examiner
The Brubury Tales [by Frank Mundo] is a landmark book, in what is going to be -- and already is -- an exceptional, distinguished literary career. --Carolyn See
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Most people probably came to the conclusion that the rhythmic finger-tapping that Frank would do while standing there guarding the Getty Museum's masterpieces was some sort of a nervous twitch . . .
. . . except Frank's finger-tapping was his "handy" method of utilizing iambic pentameter - a commonly used metric in traditional verse and verse drama. The resulting music of his writing is the natural rhythm you'll sense when you read The Brubury Tales.
Even occasionally writing a fast note on a small notepad that he "hid" in his security guard uniform shirt was also nothing out of the ordinary . . .
. . . except that small notepad captured complex moments of Frank's thoughts - sometimes taking weeks to work out just one sentence - or even just one word. Just know that when you read one short sentence from The Brubury Tales that one short sentence could have taken weeks to work out until that very moment when it was finally written down in Frank's notepad.
When you follow the rhythm of Frank's words in every line of The Brubury Tales the results are a visual story which seems deeply personal to Frank - and his audience. No knowledge of Chaucer or his Canterbury Tales is required in order to enjoy Frank's work. It's an equally enjoyable read either way. I can speak from experience on this.
There are secrets, great secrets in Frank's words. You may see you name appear or "hear" a familiar story. Frank writes in a personal style that embraces a combination of reality and imagination. It's his brilliant talent along with his personal writing style that makes his writing so appealing to everyone from the "authority" to the everyman.
I'm so grateful to all who were there for Frank - then and now - all of us who really know. Thank you.
Thank you for sharing your stories with the world!
The tales vary widely in style and theme - some are very sweet, while others are quite haunting. Everyone will have their favorites. There are a few that I would love to see developed into their own books down the road, as they left me wanting more. It's also worth noting that the language Frank Mundo uses is beautiful, he put a lot of care and cleverness into his rhymes.
If you're looking for a unique read, one that will entertain you with remarkable storytelling and beautiful use of (modern) English, then treat yourself to this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Brubury Tales is an awesome story told in rhyming form. A tribute to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, it’s a story about seven security guards in LA competing for the best Christmas... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Denise Baer
When I received my signed copy of Frank Mundo's "The Brubury Tales" I was so excited that I could not wait to start reading this fabulous book. Read morePublished on December 7, 2012 by David J. Delaney
Frank Mundo is a genius writer, funny and creative, and his writing is read with ease and rhythm. The characters of these tales are believable while Brubury Tales provides insight... Read morePublished on November 1, 2012 by Adam Titcher
Not only is this a read off the beaten path, but you may just sing along with The Brubury Tales rhythmic cadence. Frank Mundo clearly has a unique style and talent!Published on June 5, 2012 by Doctor Barbara
This book is a masterpiece! I could enjoy historic cycles, suspense and the flow of an amazing, rhymed poetic style that Frank is able to keep throughout the story telling. Read morePublished on June 3, 2012 by LauraLME
Amazing, simply amazing... For those of us who read the Canterbury Tales in school, Frank has now turned the page with a current day articulate style of writing to surprise us with... Read morePublished on December 7, 2010 by CJ Kocher
This is a fantastic work of literature! Once you pick it up you won't be able to set it down!Published on December 5, 2010 by Jacky
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is humorous, insightful, and beautifully written. Frank Mundo's use of language is as engaging as his storytelling. Read morePublished on November 27, 2010 by Sara