My Goat Ate Its Own Legs

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These are yarns, told in a conversational, buttonholing style. They tend to start with an outrageous hook then keep spinning and spinning, so that the end is usually even weirder than the beginning. Burrett's imagination is as fertile as that of Jorge Luis Borges's, and he's more readable, and funnier. These tales are as moreish as pistachio nuts, and much more substantial. More
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About Alex Burrett

Alex Burrett grew up in South Wales near Wordsworth’s Tintern Abbey.

He’s been writing creative material since single figures. (Saying that, don’t most of us write creative material when we’re in single figures?) Work and leisure have taken him around a fair bit of Britain and Western Europe, over to the US a handful of times – with a couple of trips to the Eastern Mediterranean thrown in for good measure. In that time he’s scaled and fallen off cliff faces, played and got scared in fresh and salt water, loved, hated, got confused, inebriated, depressed and had moments of extraordinarily blinding clarity. His proudest boast is to be married to a magnificent woman and have four fantastic children.

'The Titans' is his first novel. Written in 1991, Alex published it as an ebook in 2013.

'My Goat Ate Its Own Legs' is a collection of short stories. It was published in the UK in 2008, US in 2009 and [hopefully] will appear in translation in France in 2014.

'Fedw' is a collection of poems scrawled in blood and tears in a tatty notebook over 25 years. It is now available as an ebook.

'A damaged boy' is his second collection of short fiction. It contains two novellas: 'Liftless' and 'The Great Unloved'.

'Outstared by a Bullfrog' is Alex Burrett's second novel. It's trippy. And edgy.

Please post a review of any of Alex's work. Good or bad – he would love to know what you think.

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April Parr reviewed on March 15, 2013

How could this book not have more reviews? How is it possible that I'm the first on here to do this? This book drew me in with its strange title. After all, who wouldn't want to know the story behind that? This book took me through a huge range of emotions, from shock to sadness to occasional fits of giggles. The author has a style all his own, with stories so outrageous you would think they were impossible to draw up from the well of the human mind. Easily the best book I've read in a while. A high recommendation!
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