The Nimrod Flip-out

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Chatto & Windus, Jan 1, 2005 - Satire - 219 pages
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In this collection of brilliant, bite-sized satiric tales, Israeli author Etgar Keret chronicles the strange ironies that suffuse his characters' lives. A man goes to bed each night with his beautiful girlfriend, only to find himself five minutes later lying next to a short fat guy who watches sport; a faithful dog refuses to disappear, even after being shot; a little girl covets the glittery eyes of her schoolfriend; a man is surprised by a middle-eastern pessimistic talking fish; a daemon makes a living from repossessing young writers' talents- In stories as painfully funny as they are brief, Keret covers a remarkable emotional and narrative terrain, confirming his status as both Israel's bestselling young writer and new national conscience.'Keret's stories are brief and powerful linguistic downpours, usually punctuated by uproarious climaxes.' Booklist'Etgar Keret is an author I urge you to seek out. In a word: fabulous.' Herald Sun

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Talk about economical writing...and easy reading. - Goodreads
Very likely the best short story writer alive. - Goodreads
Microfiction from Israeli writer Etgar Keret. - Goodreads

Review: The Nimrod Flipout: Stories

User Review  - Yousra Serry - Goodreads

I wasn't sure whether I should give it a 3 or a 4 because some stories were brilliant, mostly the first half, but some others made me yawn inside. plus sometimes I didn't even get the story, I was ... Read full review

Review: The Nimrod Flipout: Stories

User Review  - Nikolay - Goodreads

Short stories with proper (for me) level of absurdity and enough meaning (for me), so that I wouldn't define them just as funny cynicism. Read full review


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Etgar Keret was born in Tel Aviv in 1967. His stories have been featured on "This American Life "and "Selected Shorts," As screenwriters/ directors, he and his wife, Shira Geffen, won the 2007 Palme d'Or for Best Debut Feature ("Jellyfish") at the Cannes Film Festival.

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