There’s no way I’m going to repeat the full title of this collection of short stories by various authors more than once. Outlaws, Blobs and Other Things contains stories primarily aimed at jounger readers by Jonathan Safran Foer (an excerpt from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), Nick Hornby (a story about a football match in the world’s smallest country), Neil Gaiman (Sunbird, about the Epicurean Club who have eaten everything there is to eat, except for the sunbird from Suncity), Kelly Link (Monster, about, well, a monster), Clement Freud (Grimble, about a boy who’s parents are currently in Peru) and more. It’s illustrated throughout (I must mention Peter de Sève‘s work for Sunbird), and a fun read.
- Book read
- Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren’t as Scary, Maybe, Depending on How You Feel About Lost Lands, Stray Cellphones, Creatures From the Sky, Parents Who Disappear in Peru, a Man Named Lars Farf, and One Other Story We Couldn’t Quite Finish So Maybe You Could Help Us Out — Edited by Ted Thompson with Eli Horowitz
- First libe
- An introduction to a book of stories is like a warning printed on a bottle in a medicine cabinet, because few people bother to read sush things, and by the time they learn that there’s something dangerous inside they may already be dead. — from the introduction by Lemony Snicket