Thursday, September 23, 2010
Museum of the Weird
Amelia Gray's Museum of the Weird is just about the oddest assortment of whatnots I've come across in some time. Some of these stories are winsome, some sad, and some hysterically funny. Some are an inspired mix of all three. The collection as a whole is truly, hilariously, wondrously weird. No story is more than a few pages long; a fact which demands that Gray's writing be concise, though it never feels concise (and I mean that in a good way). While the stories are perfectly set apart, completely unconnected by characters or plot, they are connected by feel and the feel flows from one to the next. Read the first story and see what you think. I was hooked, and I stay hooked until the final page. Amelia Gray has a gift, and I am grateful to her for sharing it.