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  - Derick Lugo - Goodreads

Loved this book! Some of the stories were outrageous... somewhat like a cartoon character doing what is impossible in real life. Still, it got it's point across and even if a story didn't quite make sense, it left me thinking that maybe it did. Read full review

Review: The Nimrod Flipout: Stories

User Review  - Tyler Duffy - Goodreads

There are some really great moments in this book, but many of the stories are weak. Read full review

Contents

Fatso
1
The Nimrod FlipOut
7
Shooting Tuvia
29
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

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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