Things will never be the same: a Howard Waldrop reader : selected short fiction, 1980-2005

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Old Earth Books, 2007 - Fiction - 311 pages
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Howard Waldrop has spent over three decades writing some of the finest short stories in America, leading locus magazine to call him a "National Treasure," and the Washington Post Book World to describe him as: "The resident Weird Mind of his generation, he writes like a honky-tonk angel. Things Will Never be the Same is the first retrospective of this distinguished author's work. Here are sixteen short stories accompanied by afterwords by the author. Many of these are award nominees and winners. All expand your world-view with a unique delight and wit, that can only be described as "Waldropian." Book jacket.

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Review: Things Will Never Be the Same: A Howard Waldrop Reader: Selected Short Fiction 1980-2005

User Review  - Lostaccount Darkpool - Goodreads

Couldn't finish any of the stories. They all start off good but soon get bogged down with either info dumps or irrelevancies. Too much flashy writing not enough substance. Read full review

Review: Things Will Never Be the Same: A Howard Waldrop Reader: Selected Short Fiction 1980-2005

User Review  - Peter Johnston - Goodreads

A funny thing happened when I bought this book. The owner became so excited at my choice, I thought he was going to propose marriage. Had a great chat with him about HW, who I was only vaguely ... Read full review

Contents

The Ugly Chickens
1
Flying Saucer Rock and Roll
27
Heirs of the Perisphere
49
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About the author (2007)

Howard Waldrop, born in Mississippi and now living in Austin, Texas, is an American iconoclast. His highly original books include Them Bones and A Dozen Tough Jobs, and the collections All About Strange Monsters of the Recent Past, Night of the Cooters, and Going Home Again.

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