You can try to escape from the mundane, or with the help of Paul Di Filippo, you can take a brief, meaningful break from it. In the vein of George Saunders or Michael Chabon, Di Filippo uses the tools of science fiction and the surreal to take a deep, richly felt look at humanity. His brand of funny, quirky, thoughtful, fast-moving, heart-warming, brain-bending stories exist across the entire spectrum of the fantastic from hard science fiction to satire to fantasy and on to horror, delivering a riotously entertaining string of modern fables and stories from tomorrow, now and anytime. After you read Paul Di Filippo, youall no longer see everyday life quite the same. For most people, as they say, money makes the world go around. For Rory Honeyman, itas a different story. Having inadvertently and, almost without noticing, invented a new form of cash cow, money makes Roryas world go strangely pear-shaped and out-of-control. He has an endless supply of blank checks that never bounce but heas being guided by an albino, hustled by a saline-snorting sandwich-obsessed gourmet, manipulated by a devious banker and befuddled and bemused by a never-ending assortment of attractive and baffling women. And, for reasons unknown and unknowable, after racing from the Great Plains to Mexico City to Canada to Europe, heas stuck in Hoboken and there appears to be no way out. Originally published: 2004Once you make it, not onlyis there nochance of going backwards, but youa#39;ve leveraged your product into the heavenly realmof insubstantiality. All your ... Finished with her paper folding, Netsuke revealed a simple paper bird heldupinheranbsp;...
|Author||:||Paul Di Filippo|
|Publisher||:||Open Road Media - 2014-04-01|