Unusual Salami and Other Stories

Adult
Rated 5.00/5 based on 6 reviews
With humour ('Imaginary Col')or strange lyrical horror (the title story) the characters in this collection struggle to make sense of life with sometimes dreadful consequences. Greg is weirdly empowered by reading a book, Anna escapes an enchantment (or does she?) God creates the world and Arkle is... well, Arkle. Although what IS that raggy brown stuff under the tree in 'Pneumonia'?

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Words: 32,820
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458196873
About Frances Clarke

Still busy writing more stories for another collection plus working on a memoir-type book about my Mum and my second novel which is set in Southampton and opens as the 2nd world war begins. Come and say hello on my Facebook page (link above)
Visit my blog - become a member. I try to keep a page going on that which documents how hard I am finding it as I go along! With cheerful pictures of cake and the other nice things that keep me going. www.francesbookpage.blogspot.com

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Review by: Mark Chisnell on Feb. 15, 2011 :
A great collection from Frances Clarke, I loved the Glassblower's Daughter (if you haven't read it yet, then you must), and these stories were every bit as good.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: jonathan prag on Jan. 23, 2011 :
Amazing stories. How come this book isn't listed in the thriller and suspense category? It seems like it should be, The story 'Sleeping Pattern' is so violent yet at the same time it is not horrible and I had a lot of sympathy for the poor main character and his awful predicament.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Dom Prag on Jan. 22, 2011 :
Couldn't put this down. Unusual Salami is gripping and Alma's musings are hilarious in Imaginary Col. A really fantastic collection!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Stefan Iddon-Meyers on Jan. 22, 2011 :
I love the humour in these short stories. 'Unusual Salami...' makes a fantastic addition to Clarke's growing body of work - can't wait for the next one!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Sam Whitley on Jan. 22, 2011 :
These are really good stories. It's hard to say which is my favourite - probably 'World of Clare'. There is often an unexpected twist and also a lot of humour. I like the way bleakness and cheerfulness co-exist in the same story sometimes and I like the characters.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Val Clarke on Jan. 02, 2011 :
Ten darkly brilliant short stories about what it means to be human (and animal), the experiences that make us what we are and how deity has its own problems to solve - thank goodness for eggs!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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