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Fishin' with Grandma Matchie

#1 User is offline   Malaclypse 

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 12:35 PM

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So theyíre telling me I need to talk about what I talked about in all these pages which had my bestest cover ever with green crayon and blue crayon because theyíre the only ones Glora Feeb hasnít eaten yet and bits of bark and moss and a dragonfly water beetle which is what they are before they crawl out and unwrap their wings, but itís only the shell because the dragonflies climb out through a hole in the beetleís back and then they dry up, which is what Iím going to do when I dry up too, climb out through the hole, I mean. And thatís what was on the cover using LePageís glue, the white stuff that tastes like toothpaste without the mint or chili pepper if itís my sisterís toothpaste when sheís not looking because sheís too busy staring at her new phone all the time, probably because it doesnít work, itís got no cord! But that coverís gone I donít know where maybe to the Smithsonian and Iíd tied strings through the holes to keep all those pages in order, especially since I forgot to number them, only itís not real string itís five lb test monofilament fishing line that says 8 lb on the box but itís old and Grandma Matchie says fishing line thatís old doesnít weigh as much as when itís new, not that I can tell the difference can you? Besides itís not like pages weigh a lot or fight back much. Anyway the pages Iím supposed to talk about got numbers now because grown-ups are obsessed with putting things in order but Iím not good at taking orders which is where all the trouble started so Iíll stop now. the end.

I haven't read this yet, but I have it here so it's near the top of my to-do list. I recall brood saying it was 'weird' but that's all I know about it, apart from that fact that it seems to be written at least partly from the perspective of someone with no respect whatsoever for conventional grammar :( Thoughts?

The Introduction by Graham Joyce is tantalizing, sounds like a very interesting book and it's available cheaply from PS Publishing here and even more cheaply here

Why don't we organize a book club of sorts for this? Any takers?

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:30 PM

It's a good fun book, and definitely "weird" :( I'd be up for a re-read if something is organised, I haven't read it for quite a while but I did enjoy it. It's well worth a read, especially if you can get it cheaply.
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 09:57 PM

I can highly recommend this one, probably my favourite SE short story... maybe just edged out by Lee's of Laughters End.

It has to be said reading it can be a bit of a challenge sometimes... you definitely have to go slowly sometimes to appreciate what is said.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:02 PM

Finally got around to read it. Definately worth it, a very fun little story. Agree with IH that it needs to be read slowly to appeciate it.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:50 AM

Felt kinda like a Studio Ghibli type story to me. Something like the episodic Yamadas with the magical-but-frank whimsy of Pom Poko.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:07 AM

This book is crazy. Good, but crazy.

View Postworrywort, on 14 September 2012 - 08:07 PM, said:

I kinda love it when D'rek unleashes her nerd wrath, as I knew she would here. Sorry innocent bystanders, but someone's gotta be the kindling.

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