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Thank You For Your Sperm Paperback – April 22, 2013
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"In conclusion, I offer all the usual praise: no words wasted; no gratuitous action or shock for shock's sake; nothing but excellent craft and imagination. [...] you will find yourself picking this book up again and again, flipping the pages, searching for a sentence or phrase where Speh said it so well, or that story you didn't quite get, that character you want to revisit - how did he put it? - different for everyone, for somehow, it seems, he said it with you there in the room." --Derek Osborne, 'Gertrude's Flat'
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«There are many things than can be said about Marcus Speh, but the most important is that Marcus Speh writes well-a rarity in these times where so many people call themselves writers but so few know how to write with authority, care, style, or craft. Part Italo Calvino, part Karl Kraus, wholly himself, Speh is a serious writer-riddled with comic genius. His stories, fables, flash fiction, mock memoirs, prose poems, and Surrealist romps sparkle with indelible dialogue and shine with a high polish. Thank You for Your Sperm, his rich first collection, is, to coin a phrase, Speh- tacular!» --Bill Yarrow, author of Pointed Sentences
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Top Customer Reviews
The weakness is that the author often misses the chances to relate the poetic formulations to any kind of general theme or mood in the stories and thus they tend to become associations without a meaning, without a climax and without a moral.
If the author could manage to find a logical chain of reasoning in all the absurdities as with Alice in the wonderland they would be better and if he could create relationships between the ideas of the various stories he would reach the level of Kafka.
The reader should be helped in getting a global picture of what it is all about even if this global picture is as absurd as the stories.
I highly recommend this book!
A traveller (and writer, of course) whose imagination has the ability to leap barriers most have not crossed. The beauty is that he wants us to discover everything and move us close enough to touch it even if we might not want to. The world may be his oyster but it's also his buffet, large and bountiful.
Readers and critics often go on about the abundance or lack thereof of a writer's imagination. In Marcus Speh"s Thank You For Your Sperm, imagination not only sparks the flame but roars into an inferno of delight.