The Best of John Sladek

The Best of John Sladek Contents The Secret Of The Old Custard 1966 The Poets Of Millgrove, Iowa 1966 The Best Seller 1966 Is There Death On Other Planets 1966 The Happy Breed 1967 The Singular Visitor From Not Yet 1968 The Short, Happy Wife Of Mansard Eliot 1971 The Momster 1969 1937 A.D 1967 The Transcendental Sandwich 1973 The Steam Driven Boy 1972 Elephant With Wooden Leg 1975 The Locked Room 1972 The Face 1974 The Bright Side 1975 Getting There Is N 1 N Th The Fun 1975 Mr And Ms America 1975 The Paradise Problem 1975 Empty Promise 1975 What Changed Doyster S Mind 1975 Assessment 1975 Handout 1975 Pax Gurney 1975 Art News 1975 A Fable 1975 Utopia A Financial Report 1975 Luck 1975 Utopiary 1975 A Picnic 1975 Space Shoes Of The Gods 1974 The Purloined Butter Dg R Ll N P 1972 Pemberl Y S Start Afresh Calliope Or, The New ProteusH G W Lls 1971 Ralph 4FH G G Rnsb Ck Hugogre N Backs 1973 Engineer To The GodsR B Rt H Nl N Hitler I E Bonner 1972 Broot Force S C S M V Iclick As I Move 1972 Joy RideR Y Br Db Ry Barry DuBray 1972 The Moon Is Sixpence Rth R C Cl Rk Carl Truhacker 1981 Solar Shoe SalesmanPh L P K D Ck Chipdip K Kill 1973 One Damned Thing After AnotherC Rdw N R Sm Th A Co Ordainer S Myth 1973 The Sublimation WorldJ G B Ll Rd J G B 1968 This pocket book features selections from not the totality of The Steam Driven Boy and Other Strangers and Keep the Giraffe BurningSelected reviews of short stories The Secret of the Old Custard Imagine Thomas Pynchon getting fawkin stoned, then writing the most paranoid scene imaginable But, you know, keeping it light and fun Playful, I think, is the word I m looking for The Poets of Millgrove, Iowa An astronaut has a nervous breakdown on the day his hometown decides to honor him This pocket book features selections from not the totality of The Steam Driven Boy and Other Strangers and Keep the Giraffe BurningSelected reviews of short stories The Secret of the Old Custard Imagine Thomas Pynchon getting fawkin stoned, then writing the most paranoid scene imaginable But, you know, keeping it light and fun Playful, I think, is the word I m looking for The Poets of Millgrove, Iowa An astronaut has a nervous breakdown on the day his hometown decides to honor him with a p
WTF was this W the actual F was this This was just, overall, too surreal and I was too far removed from the targets of his work to come close to appreciating it.Elephant With a Wooden Leg was the only short that I really enjoyed and it came at a time that I was close to putting the book down Pemberley s Start Afresh Calliope, a satire of a H.G Wells story, had an intriguing, somewhat vampiric idea that got my attention and interest going These stories alone makes the book worth commenting on, WTF was this W the actual F was this This was just, overall, too surreal and I was too far removed from the targets of his work to come close to appre
I waffled a little between four and five stars as the writing wasn t always perfect, but there wasn t a moment I wasn t entertained by this wonderfully weird collection so I decided to be generous Sladek s short stories are just delightful They re at turns absurd, random, hilarious, poignant and prophetic Rarely does a written work make me guffaw, but this one did in several spots.Among my favorite of his original stories were The Happy Breed, which had a lovely sort of melancholy as its ch I waffled a little between four and five stars as the writing wasn t always perfect, but there wasn t a moment I wasn t entertained by this wonderful
One of science fiction s best comedians The five star rating only really applies if you re a fan of the genre, as this collection includes several of Sladek s parody stories, in which he makes good natured I think fun of the writing styles of some of the most po
I could only read The Transcendental Sandwich so far and I like to say few words about it I find this story terrifying I could only imagine what will happen to humans if this world ever fell into the hands of such an alien
John Sladek seems to be best known for his parodies of some of the last century s biggest sci fi authors, and rightly so They funny and spot on The other stories printed here are hit and miss, in my opinion While reading so many o
Definitely an entertaining read. Perhaps not the best writing at all times. But very absurd, strange, and hilarious.

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  • Paperback
  • 220 pages
  • The Best of John Sladek
  • John Sladek
  • English
  • 03 June 2018
  • 0671831313