March 7th, 2010

Tea-drinker par excellence

Reading - An Instruction Manual for Swallowing

This is a book of short stories by Adam Marek, and very good they are too. Marek lets his imagination run riot and then describes how this would work in the real world. So we have someone pregnant with 37 babies, pets measured by volume, how to feed zombies or how Cartesianism would work. Each story is well-crafted, hardly a word wasted and very to the point, I don't think one runs much over ten pages.

Strongly recommended.