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Beating the nice nice nice thing to death (with fluffy pillows)

‘The God Of Dark Laughter’ by Michael Chabon

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And, once again, precisely zero slipstream on display. This story would be more at home in Chabon’s own anthology, McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales. In fact this is what the whole anthology (so far) resembles, down to the overlapping list of contributors.

‘The God Of Dark Laughter’ is a fun story enlivened as always by Chabon’s wit but it is very much RUMIR *. Ho hum.

Quality: ***

* Yes, this is my new favourite word, what of it?

Part of Feeling Very Strange

Written by Martin

7 October 2008 at 22:48

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  1. What a stupid, brief dismissal of a brilliant story.
    Your critical assessment: Ho hum.


    22 July 2010 at 20:03

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