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Sinister Miniatures - Book Club August '11

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This month's Book Club discussion is going to be:

Sinister Miniatures by Kris Saknussemm.

It's a short story collection. It'll be our first short story collection since I've gotten the Book Club up and running again. So it'll be interesting to see how this goes.

I'd never heard of the author or the book before his publisher contacted me. Jeremy Robert Johnson had this to say:

Jeremy Robert Johnson wrote:
SINISTER MINIATURES is as beautiful as Bizarro gets--a galaxy of black holes rendered in stained glass. Kris Saknussemm's prose mixes intimate, delicate detail and molten intensity, taking you through powerful and mystifying experiences to deliver too-human truths. Twisted, smart, strange, earnest, and awesome--SINISTER MINIATURES reads like the mutant spawn of Bradbury and Vonnegut, born after a particularly nasty night at the S & M club.

So I thought, what the hell? We'll give it a shot and see how you guys like it.

Here's the description stolen from amazon:

Sinister Miniatures is the definitive collection of short fiction by Kris Saknussemm, confirming that he is one of the best, most daring writers of the weird to emerge in the twenty-first century.

No discussion leader as of now. But I'm sure we can just start off with -

What's your favorite story? And why?
What stories didn't work for you? Why?

So get to reading!