The Unremarkable Book and Other Stories

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Most stories start with a problem, a problem that –as we know before even reading the first sentence- will eventually be solved. The stories Chris Green conjures up are not problems: they are mysteries, made to remain untouched by the somehow always deceiving clarity of straightforward explanation. Or rather: the explanation is left pending, the meaning only delicately suggested to the reader. We are left to ponder, not lost, but dazzled by these enigmatic gems of prose that catch the mind and set it into motion.

With the opening line of each of these stories we dive into a world that is not quite ours, each of these worlds catching one of the numerous asperities that pervade our own and setting it under a magnifying glass. For here is the real secret: the truth is never more than our truth. Unless, of course, it is set under the expert nib of a writer: literature is what makes things remarkable, widening the narrow field of our solitary realities to what is new and different. Chris Green, with each one of these stories, opens a door in our hearts and minds, with a view on the vast, exciting, yet tormented world. But he leaves us the task of crossing the threshold.


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Author Chris Green, Kerry McCarthy, Editor
Star Count 4/5
Format eBook
Page Count 47 pages
Publisher Spiffing Covers
Publish Date 2013-Aug-10
ISBN 9781909425576
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Issue March 2014
Category Poetry & Short Stories
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