Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Magnificent Mistakes, by Eric Bosse. Ravenna Press, 2012

This collection of short- some very, very short- stories roams all over the map, but they are all disturbing. Some depict monstrous people. ‘Plantlife’, wherein a lonely widow’s plants all pull up roots and take over her property, is funny and touching. ‘Eight Years Later’, at only two pages, is redemptive. ‘The Invisible World’ leaves you wondering where a trio of people will end up now that truth has come out. There tales of bondage, abuse, ghosts, suicide attempts, choking- it’s a wild collection. I enjoyed some, found some unpleasant and creepy, but they all held my attention

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