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Demons in the Spring Audiobook

Demons in the Spring

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Publisher's Summary

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Demons in the Spring is a collection of 20 short stories by Joe Meno, author of the smash hits The Boy Detective Fails and Hairstyles of the Damned.

In these stories, oddly modern moments occur in the most familiar of public places, from offices to airports to schools to zoos to emergency rooms: a young girl refuses to go anywhere unless she's dressed as a ghost; a bank robbery in Stockholm goes terribly wrong; a teacher becomes enamored with the students in his school's Model United Nations club; a couple is affected by a strange malady - a miniature city which has begun to develop in the young woman's chest.

These inventive stories are hilarious, heartbreaking, and unusual. While many of them have never been previously published, others have been featured in the likes of LIT, Other Voices, Swink, TriQuarterly, and McSweeney's.

©2008 Joe Meno; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The power is in the writing. Mr. Meno is a superb craftsman." (Hubert Selby, Jr.)
"Eclectic, funny, constantly surprising - these are the things a short story collection should be allowed to be....a rich, unforgettable stew of a book." (Dave Eggers)
"This short story collection succeeds word to word, sentence to sentence, and cover to cover." (Publishers Weekly)
"Narrator Victor Bevine tackles these stimulating stories head on, displaying his range as he brings an avant-garde cast of characters to life and makes each as relatable and true-to-form as the last. Not one for over-the-top theatrics, Bevine relies upon his bass voice to make listeners laugh, cry, and, most importantly, scream." (AudioFile)

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    daniel Hamlin, WV, United States 07-02-13
    daniel Hamlin, WV, United States 07-02-13 Member Since 2012

    I am a D-Bag.

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    "bad title good storys"

    Dont get if you are excepting horror story's. This a collection of odd story's like kafka. Pretty decent.

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    Jimmy V. Basking Ridge, NJ, USA 08-26-09
    Jimmy V. Basking Ridge, NJ, USA 08-26-09
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    "A Little too creepy"

    Agreeing with everyone else. To weird and depressing. Gave up after 4 stories.

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    Debra Chanhassen, MN, USA 05-08-09
    Debra Chanhassen, MN, USA 05-08-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Not depressed enough?"

    Could not finish this collection of stories that are bizarre and extremely depressing without redemptive hope. Naration not inspiring either.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Linda SIMI VALLEY, CA, United States 08-27-08
    Linda SIMI VALLEY, CA, United States 08-27-08 Member Since 2011
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    "I don't get it...."

    I have no idea why these stories were written or of what interest they would have to anyone. Each seems pointless. The next story starts immediately after the last, so you are in a story before you realize the last one is over. Maybe it gets better. I don't know: I decided I have better things to do with my time after the 3rd story.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Paul S. Kale NJ 09-18-08
    Paul S. Kale NJ 09-18-08 Member Since 2013
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    "ahhhh"

    too avanguard(sp?) for me for me

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    J. Blais 09-08-08
    J. Blais 09-08-08
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    "Not what I expected"

    Although some of the stories in this book are fascinating character studies, I was, on the whole, left flat. Meno's prosaic style, while interesting, would better suite a more developed treatise.

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    09-08-09
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    "stinks"

    don't waste your money

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    Jonathan Peoria, AZ, USA 08-24-08
    Jonathan Peoria, AZ, USA 08-24-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Ummmm... okay..."

    I'm a lover of short stories. These, are "different". When I read the synopsis of the book, it was described as poignant, entertaining, and humorous. Poignant, yes. Somewhat entertaining, yes. I myself enjoy dry humor, but this was a little off the charts for me. Check it out of the library... don't spend the money on it. Weird.. .very weird.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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