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The author has a very nice style that sucks you in quickly then punches you in the gut before he moves onto the next story.
Keret's writing style is extremely unique, covering bizarre topics in such a casual style that you almost forget just how bizarre some of the stories are.
I (along with what I believe to be most of the other people reviewing) bought this book because I really enjoyed the movie "Wristcutters: A Love Story."
Keret's stories are short, light on character and action and strewn with tiny observant details. Some of them are jaw-dropping, others fall flat. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lori
These stories are entertaining in a very perverse way. Someone told me these were young adult stories, but I would not let my teenaged grandson read them. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Katherine P. Sharp
I (along with what I believe to be most of the other people reviewing) bought this book because I really enjoyed the movie "Wristcutters: A Love Story. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ashley
Admittedly, I bought this book because I fell in love with the movie "Wristcutters A Love Story", and after reading an excerpt of the short story "Kneller's Happy... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Shiny Family
I bought this book because I loved Wrist Cutters, A Love Story. Kneller's Happy Camp did add more depth to the movie after reading it. But the rest of the book? Eh. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Absinium
The first collection of short stories by Israeli writer Etgar Keret published in English starts out brilliantly, with several surreal and fantastic tales that seem to be a witches'... Read morePublished on August 23, 2012 by Darryl R. Morris
I am usually not a fan of short stories, but this book is utterly amazing. Most of the stories are super short, and can be read quickly, but are still quirky, funny,... Read morePublished on January 14, 2012 by Peter K
Keret really is as unique and funny as people say in the reviews here. He came recommended by a friend and his super-short stories live in a universe all his own making. Read morePublished on December 8, 2011 by Ian R. Bruce