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"Effortlessly funny... Clever, relevant and oddly resonant, Suddenly, a Knock on the Door is Keret's best, most mature work and the perfect introduction to his sad, strange and moving fiction" -- Stuart Evers Independent "Extremely funny... Keret's stories understand the plasticity of narrative and the importance of imaginative acts" The Times "Distinctive, understated and very funny... If you read only one book of short stories this year, it should be this one" -- Jane Shilling Daily Mail "This bestselling collection by the ingenious and original master of the short story overflows with absurdity, humour, longing and compassion... Keret's most mature and most playful work yet... One of the great international writers of our time" GQ "Etgar Keret is a great short story writer whose work is all the greater because it's funny... The stories are all thought-experiments. What if, they ask. Why not? And, what the heck? Like all art, they are highly patterned, highly charged, refracted reflections on the chaos and randomness of everyday existence" -- Ian Sansom Guardian

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"Keret's greatest book yet--the most funny, dark, and poignant. It's tempting to say these stories are his most Kafkaesque, but in fact they are his most Keretesque." --Jonathan Safran Foer

"Etgar Keret's stories are funny, with tons of feeling, driving towards destinations you never see coming. They're written in the most unpretentious, chatty voice possible, but they're also weirdly poetic. They stick in your gut. You think about them for days. " --Ira Glass, host and producer of "This American Life"

"Strangeness abounds. Keret fits so much psychological and social complexity and metaphysical mystery into these quick, wry, jolting, funny, off-handedly fabulist miniatures, they're like literary magic tricks: no matter how closely you read, you can't figure out how he does it." --Donna Seaman, "Booklist" (March 15)

"His pieces elicit comparison to sources as diverse as Franz Kafka, Kurt Vonnegut and Woody Allen . . . [Keret is] a writer who is often very funny and inventive, and occasionally profound." --"Kirkus Reviews" (March 15)

"Israeli author Keret writes sometimes appealingly wacky, sometimes darkly absurdist stories that translate well to America . . . Sophisticated readers should check this out." --"Library Journal," pre-pub alert

"In this slim volume of flash fiction and short stories, Israeli author/filmmaker Keret ("The Nimrod Flipout"; the film "Jellyfish") writes with alternating Singeresque magical realism and Kafkaesque absurdity." --"Publishers Weekly"

"This collection of short stories brims with invention . . . Etgar Keret is a great short story writer whose work is all the greater because it's funny . . . [He] most becomes himself in comedy shorts, telling tales of the absurd and the surreal . . . As one of the 20th century's great comic writers--and one of Keret's true precursors--might have said, so it goes . . . To complain about Keret being Keret is like complaining about Chekhov being Chekhov." --Ian Sansom, "The


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  • File Size: 261 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Publisher: FSG Originals; Reprint edition (March 27, 2012)
  • Publication Date: March 27, 2012
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007FU8D8O
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