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Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
A collection of short stories isn’t really a book. It’s more like dozens of ideas that could have been books if they were thought of by someone with a better attention span. To put it another way; if you took an infinite number of Shakespeares and put them in front of an infinite number of typewriters with an infinite amount of time they still wouldn’t come up with the complete works of Lance Mani More
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About Lance Manion

In your head there is a perfect Lance Manion. Where he lives, what his hobbies are, his political or sexual affiliations.
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Sheila Deeth reviewed on Feb. 14, 2020

Lance Manion’s fast-moving, quirky collection of short stories blends fascinating spins on words and ideas with odd philosophical musings, creating a book that’s both easy to read and curiously absorbing—even haunting—like haiku in prose. There’s a childlike delight to my favorite story—She don’t fade—where a character is advised to remember what pufferfish do when they’re scared. And there are plenty of scares. Procreation is another frequent topic, handled amusingly as people are compared to trees in A Wonderful Thought… Ruined. Excellent titles entice the reader throughout, fascinating science intrigues, curious humor amuses (and sometimes confuses), and together it’s a cool blend of real, impossible, imaginary tales told with self-deprecating humor, cool wordplay and worldplay, and happy delight. Then there’s the cover—okay, that’s definitely odd; it fits the book perfectly.

Disclosure: I was given a copy and I enjoyed it.
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Gof48 reviewed on April 18, 2019

An utterly delightful collection of humor, irreverence, weirdness, self-deprecation, and imaginative short stories. Despite the author's insistence otherwise the stories are beautifully crafted. In the final "About the author" page Mr Manion asks "who cares about the author" Well quite frankly I did and do, even if only as the great satirical lyricist Tom Lehrer once suggested for the purpose of discovering "what made him that way" For other such inquisitive souls I highly recommend his website for even more superb entertainment.
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