The Three Button Trick and Other Stories

The Three Button Trick and Other Stories Nicola Barker Weaves Humor And Tragedy Through This Fresh And Original Collection, As Her Characters Struggle To Find Love, Independence, And Fulfillment In This New Addition To The Ecco Art Of The Story SeriesNicola Barker S Collection Of Her Nineteen Most Brilliant Stories Exemplifies Her Ability To Create Daring, Witty, And Dynamic Characters, All Their Idiosyncracies Intact Barker S Stories Often Use Wordplay And Humor To Stretch The Boundaries Of Metaphor And Reality As The Outrageously Original Plots Unfold Through Her Confident And Clever Style, These Short Stories Sling Barker To The Forefront Of Fiction Writing, As She Is Reminiscent Of Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, And Margaret Atwood.The Collection Begins With A Smart Tale Of A Teenage Girl Whose Obsession With The Size Of Her Nose Dangerously Compromises Her Relationships With Her Friends And Her Family Inside Information Is A Pun Of A Title, Describing How The Protagonist S Unborn Fetus Is The Only One Able To Reform His Mother S Compulsive Shoplifting By Pulling The Ultimate Prank G String And Symbiosis Class Cestoda Detail Women Who Gain Self Esteem, Albeit Through Quirky Methods, Despite The Cowardly Men Who Try To Suppress Them The Title Story, Three Button Trick, Is About A Man Who Deliberately Buttons His Duffel Coat Incorrectly To Attract Sympathetic Females Carrie Falls For This Trick, And It Takes Twenty One Years, A Curious Friend, And An Eighty Three Year Old Widower For Her To Realize Her Mistake Wesley Is The Protagonist Of A Three Part Collection, Blisters, Braces, And Mr Lippy Who, Traumatized By Two Unfortunate Incidents As A Young Boy, Is An Eccentric Obsessed With Freedom And The Sea.Barker Skillfully Intertwines Humor With Despair To Stimulate Any Reader S Interest She Taps Into The Psyches Of Her Characters To Create An Authentic, Original, And Highly Enjoyable Read The Three Button Trick And Other Stories Is A Resonant, Audacious Volume From A Writer Of Immense Talent And Originality.

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • The Three Button Trick and Other Stories
  • Nicola Barker
  • English
  • 17 April 2017
  • 0060933747

10 thoughts on “The Three Button Trick and Other Stories

  1. says:

    The great thing about a short story collection is that there s almost always something for everyone Which is good because, though I don t think highly of Nicola Barker s much praised writing talent, I was able to enjoy a few of the 19 stories included in this volume It took 93 pages for me to find a well crafted, unique short story, but I must admit Symbiosis Class Cestoda was worth the wait What an astonishing idea The solution to America s growing obesity problem Give them a tapeworm The great thing about a short story collection is that there s almost always something for everyone Which is good because, though I don t think highly of Nicola Barker s much praised writing talent, I was able to enjoy a few of the 19 stories included in this volume It took 93 pages for me to find a well crafted, unique short story, but I must admit Symbiosis Class Cestoda was worth the wait What an astonishing idea The solution to America s growing obesity problem Give them a tapeworm Why didn t...

  2. says:

    Excellent collection of short stories Hilariously smart and wildly entertaining Nicola Barker is such a great writer, witty and fresh Will start to turn even the squeakiest of brain cogs collecting work funk dust in your ed If...

  3. says:

    Barker s writing is highly disturbing and hilarious Inside Information details the efforts of a fetus who has dirt on the Universal Soul to convince his mother to abort him since birth erases the incarnation memories Parker Swells is about a philosophical fish ...

  4. says:

    Every once in a while a collection of short stories turns out to be completely compelling and totally engrossing I ve been teaching Salinger s Nine Stories for years, and I love them, but the time had come to try something co...

  5. says:

    These stories were incredible I absolutely love her style So compelling, totally drawing you in I was never sure what to expect She kept me on my toes the whole way through Thoroughly enjoyed it, and want to read muchby her

  6. says:

    Very different short stories Each one is about 6 pages, and they all seem to have some really manipulating characters Totally enjoyable.

  7. says:

    Really hit and miss Some stories great Some inane and pointless Have to say I m a bigger fan of her novels.

  8. says:

    I like her novels way better but as far as stories go, worth reading.

  9. says:

    Meh I m trying But I admit I m not the biggest reader of short stories Some in here are dynamite, but I m running out of steam.

  10. says:

    A good writer and some good stories, but a few of the stories are a bit too disturbing for me Didn t finish the book.

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