by Em!mett Vorspan-Stein
This is what I’d expect people who study fiction in college to read. These are the kind of stories that have a different meaning for everyone who reads them and reading them makes you feel like you know exactly what they mean, but at the same time they are talking about something way over your head.
I acquired this book when my brother, who’s at college, accidentally left it on the bottom shelf of a bookcase in the living room behind a computer monitor. I picked it up and decided to read it because I knew it would impress my brother. The first story explained to me the origin of the word buffalo and finally settled the “bison or buffalo?” debate for me. It’s something I’ve wondered about for a while and I can’t wait to tell my friends the real difference. I kept reading.
I don’t generally read much, but each one of these 10 page stories is like a fiction book and a poem had a baby. The result is something I can finish in one day and it makes me feel like I’m reading one of the ancient philosophers but they’re not talking about the meaning of life. In short, if you read this book you’ll feel like a writer, and if you already are a writer, you’ll probably like this book.