'Etgar Keret's short stories are fierce, funny, full of energy and insight, and at the same time they are often deep, tragic and very moving' - Amos Oz
At a children's tea party, a magician tries to pull a rabbit out of a hat, but takes out only its head; a young man has a mother and girlfriend who each demand that he gives them the other one's heart; while a Nobel Laureate asks an orphan to perform a very strange task.
In Etgar Keret's blackly comic stories the unexpected can, and usually does, happen. They are clever, quick, sometimes violent and often intensely poignant. They are, in short, brilliant.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - phredfrancis - LibraryThing
I have enjoyed all of the Etgar Keret books I've read, and this one is no different. However, the fact that this one is no different is cause for some mild critical comment. These brief and plainly ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - anoceandrowning - LibraryThing
The man's a genius. My only complaint is that some of these stories are repeats. His words are so sharp and deliberate, it seems impossible for me to walk away from a single story unmoved. He delivers the incredibly profound in such a simple way. Read full review