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These nineteen “invasive” fictions were discovered in that portion of the brain that is continuous with the spinal cord and comprises the medulla oblongata, pons, midbrain, and parts of the hypothalamus, functioning in the control of reflexes and such essential internal mechanisms as respiration and heartbeat. Here you’ll find kernels of fact hidden inside an impenetrableThese nineteen “invasive” fictions were discovered in that portion of the brain that is continuous with the spinal cord and comprises the medulla oblongata, pons, midbrain, and parts of the hypothalamus, functioning in the control of reflexes and such essential internal mechanisms as respiration and heartbeat. Here you’ll find kernels of fact hidden inside an impenetrable shell of steely myth. Each text has been seasoned with artificial ingredients designed to feed a nation at war with itself. As the author has said, “This war of words is hell!” And who better to hurl transformative hand grenades than Norman Conquest, Président and Fondateur of Black Scat Books....

Title : Corn on Macabre & Other Conundrums
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ISBN : 9780990573326
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 104 Pages
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Corn on Macabre & Other Conundrums Reviews

  • Vi Reaper
    2018-11-08 23:35

    PLEASE NOTE : I was given a free copy of this book by the publisher in return for a completely honest review.This book is extremely hard to describe. Nothing would fully explain the demented brilliance contained in these short stories. Honestly, it can be difficult to get the tone and rhythm of this book but, like learning a new language, once you get an ear for it everything begins to flow and the intelligent weirdness of the writing envelops you.Stories contained are:A BRIEF PREFACE TO THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TYPOS: A sly side-swipe at publishers and the phenomenon of typing errors and broken English.WORDPREY: Can a lost word be found as you would find a lost item?A TERRORIST NIGHTCLUB ACT: Hilarious bad taste jokes that will have the P.C police arresting themselves.PAST TENSE: Another story that has a profoundly literal take on words.A MAN WALKS INTO A BARCODE: Take an old joke, give it a bizarre twist and then play a waiting game.SNOWDROP IN AFRICA: Self aware characters breaking down the 4th wall in this noirish thriller.A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: Try to answer direct questions about a confusing and deliberately vague subject.AMBIGUITY FOR TWO: A rigid family dynamic beautifully bent out of shape.THEME PARK: Will you accept a world of shopping channel beauty product carnivals and infomercial heaven?THE UNNAMEABLE: A smart story built into a name-dropping bonanza.GASLAMP: Depressingly mundane night of expected personal rituals.SIX RECIPES: What is love? The hypocrisies and delicacies of what is accepted and what is rejected in the name of passion.AND PORK PIES SAVE THE DAY: A play about terrorism and the savior of food stuffs.IN A SEA OF SMARMY SWAMIS WHAT WAS HECUBA TO HIM? Greek mythology mixes in with the hippies and bums that pollute California.HOW TO PAINT: A historical story about a photographer and how he caused a stir in the 1920's art world.SAD JAZZ AT THE FU MANCHU: Clever jazz club whodunit.A STREETCAR NAMED GRUYERE:Amusing miscommunication based around cheese.from WIFFLEDOWN WAY: A violent day made better by the 'toodle-pip' nature of a British gentlemanCORN ON THE MACABRE: Ever seen a rhyming-slang story?This book runs vastly differing forms of writing which not only include regular stories but also plays, stand-up routines, historical recollections and poetry with hints from the popular bizarro fiction genre and also examples of Oulipian constructive writing styles. It all adds up to make a book that is deeply intelligent and unfathomably inventive in so many ways. Yes, each story maybe short and the book wont take you that long to get through but it probably will be one of those books that stays in your collection for a long time