Monday, March 26, 2012

Review: Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction by Portable Press


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Quick fiction for readers on the go!

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction is a tantalizing collection of 88 short-short stories custom-picked for the Bathroom Reader aficionado. We scoured the country for talented fiction writers and asked them to send us their best quick reads. The result: mysteries, horror, sci-fi, adventure, plenty of laughs--and a few gasps--in these startling short stories. They're like little movies for your mind!
MY TAKE:

I have been an Uncle John's Bathroom Reader fan since college, so I couldn't pass up this chance to review this book.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction is a collection of short stories about all sorts of topics and of different genres. It's basically a hodgepodge of stories, so you should be able to find something you like.

I didn't really enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. A lot of the stories were too creepy or absurd for me. I did enjoy a few of the stories, though, especially The Taste of Failure (a comedy) and And Then (a suspense story). I would tell you more about the stories I liked, but if I did, then I'd be spoiling the whole plot, since they're short stories and all. :P

Thanks to NetGalley and Portable Press for the e-ARC. Publication date of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction is on April 1, 2012.

THE GOOD:
  1. There's something for everyone.
  2. The stories are interesting and well-written.
  3. You never know what kind of story you're gonna get.
THE BAD:
  1. You might not like a lot of the stories if you're not into absurd, sci-fi or creepy stuff.
FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
"It tastes like chicken!"
READ IT IF:
  1. You like sci-fi, creepy and bizarre/absurd stories.
  2. You need bathroom reading.
  3. You like short stories or have a short attention span.
RATING:
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