Prepare to be entertained by this unique collection of short-short stories--all fewer than 1,000 words--handpicked by the master story-teller himself, Uncle John. Whatever genre you're into--humor, mystery, romance, horror, adventure, sci-fi, or slice-of-life--it's in here.
You'll laugh! You'll gasp! You'll go places you've never been before thanks to some of the nation's most talented fiction writers. So sit back and settle into these 88 tiny tales that all pack a really BIG punch!
Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: April 10th 2012 by Portable Press (first published April 1st 2012)
Three stars: This book is exactly as advertised. Numerous short stories perfect for a toilet read.
I picked up a copy of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction, expecting a quirky book of short stories, and that is exactly what I got. Now, I don't know how much time many of you have to spend perched on the crapper leisurely reading, but if you do then you might be interested in this book. I personally, am one of those people who has two young toddlers. Just trying to escape to the bathroom to quickly do my business is often tricky. Inevitably, more often than not, I end up on the potty listening to one or both of my kids pounding and crying at the door. There is no way, I could take the time to sit and read. Don't let that deter you if you are in a similar situation. This book can be read whenever, wherever, and no it is not filled with bathroom humor. In fact, the stories range over a wide range of interesting topics. Some of the stories are funny and entertaining, while others are strange, and some will have you scratching your head, wondering what on earth. I am not going to promise that you will love each and every story in here, but what you will find is a collection of eclectic stories, perfect for when you are in the mood for a light, quick read. For instance, this would be great to read while waiting for the bus, or at the doctor's office. This a fun book to have on hand when you need a mindless, short read. Each story is under a thousand words so you can easily read one in five minutes or less If you are the type of person that likes to have something in the bathroom, pick up a copy. Uncle John's has a whole array of bathroom reading books to suit your fancy. A fast read would be what you would need if you are the type that likes to read while sitting on a port a potty or non flushable outhouse, (believe it or not, I personally have seen people carrying newspapers into the outhouse). I can't imagine you would care to sit and read while inhaling the odor of Outhouse au jour, but if you do then Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction, might be the perfect book for you.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair review.