Thursday, June 19, 2014

Listened: "Suddenly, A Knock on the Door" by Etgar Keret

Listened: Suddenly, A Knock On the Door by Etgar Keret, 2012, Overdrive download.

A bunch of keret short stories with a bunch of guest narrators.  Some readers were okay and some stunk.  The collection felt uneen because of the constantly changing narrators.  By my quick count there were 34 readers.

Typical Keret themes: madness, depression, death, guilt, sex and lust.  He takes unpleasant topics and injects a good bit of black humor.  Many have the fantasy aspect - like a chronic liar who goes into a blank white space and meets his lies.  Lies like the dead relative - who never existed - and was used to get out of work.  Or, the nonexistent dog that was struck by a car that The Liar rushed to the vet to his explain tardiness.

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