Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe

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Penguin Canada, Sep 25, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
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The world can be a perilous place. And the seemingly friendly world of Canada's favourite fictional family is no different. Everyone is afraid of something: Dave, for example, is afraid of dolls, germs, and Mary Turlington. Sam, on the other hand, is afraid of bees, UFOs, and "mewpilated" cows. Morley's fears—public nudity and drop-in visits—are slightly more pragmatic. It's hard to find courage in the face of sewer monsters, deformed fish heads, abandoned car wrecks, and stalled elevators in empty mansions, but in this brand new collection of Vinyl Cafe stories, Dave and the gang pluck up the courage to deal with all kinds of danger, both real and imagined. In Stuart McLean's hilarious new book of cautionary tales, rediscover the deep, delicious thrill of fear that looms so large in childhood and spills over into adult life with startling, often delightful, effect.

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User Review  - Cecilturtle - LibraryThing

Always a good laugh, always a good tale, Dave's stories never disappoint. McLean is master storyteller, mixing grotesque situations with emotion, spinning tales that always make sense despite the ... Read full review

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User Review  - evelynhazzard - LibraryThing

Funny, heart warming stories. Made me nostalgic for a simpler time. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Stuart McLean writes and hosts the popular CBC Radio show The Vinyl Cafe, which has over one million weekly listeners. He is the author of many bestselling and award-winning books, including seven collections of Vinyl Cafe stories.

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