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Free The Third Bear kindle Ð eBook 9781892391988 È randarenewables ó Compared by critics to Borges Nabokov and Kafka contemporary fantasist Jeff VanderMeer continues to amaze with this surreal innovative and absurdist gathering of award winning short fiction Exotic beasts and improbable travelers roam rCompared by critics to Borges Nabokov and Kafka contemporary fantasist Jeff VanderMeer continues to amaze with this surreal innovative and absurdist gathering of award winning short fiction Exotic beasts and improbable travelers roam restlessly through these darkly diverting and finely honed talesIn “The Situation” a beleaguered office worker creat I don't always have a lot of patience with contemporary sci fi and fantasy but Vandermeer here tempers forays into pulp with a better than working familiarity with the postmodern and surreal threads running through 20th century fantastic fiction as well as that formative dread of the turn of the century weird Which I suppose encapsulates all of what the New Weird sub movement he's a part of promises in general though I don't often find it so elegant in execution as in the three or four especially standout stories here which push into genuinely strange memorable and original territory It's bits like the mostly unexplained conceptual tendrils for instance permeating Three Days in a Border Town which could be set in an ordinary post apocalyptic world were it not for its yearning towards a de localized ghostly there but not there city promising something better than dusty present life Or the reconfiguring of Pale Fire reinvented autobiography and rewritten bits of other stories in Errata Possibly best of all the otherworldly office politics of The Situation which remains unpredictable throughout by never totally resolving its terms even as many scenes familiarly recapitulate drab contemporary day job existence Not so incidentally that story also offers prototype and sub variant of Vandermeer's stellar most recent novel Borne Or the multiverse spanning political nightmare in The Goat Variations Other stories do fall neatly into their categories and suffer for it there's a steampunk piece a myth retelling a few bits of surrealism creeping into normal life basically in line with the original weird templates of the past These will fade down in my memory before long I'm sure But then you have a story of a bear plaguing a small town with the techniues of a serial killer that soon expands from horror yarn into a bleak commentary on how society treats its outsiders Something familiar here is turned unfamiliar then smarter and knowing even as it basks in the pulpiest pulp it can offer Which I can get behind Sometimes I like to be entertained it's just that so much ostensibly purely entertaining storytelling and especially unfortunately horror writing for me feels limited and uncreative or else tips over into mawkishness and I can't really enjoy it This often than not avoids these pitfalls

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Es a child swallowing manta ray to be used for educational purposes once described as Dilbert meets Gormenghast In “Three Days in a Border Town” a sharpshooter seeks the truth about her husband in an elusive floating city beyond a far future horizon; “Errata” follows an oddly familiar writer who has marshaled a penguin a shaman and two pearl ha Medieval fantasy about a bear that's unlike any terrifying and causing havoc amongst local villagers Good tale bested by its ending and how the bear lives his or her mark on the chaotic village plagued by him or her355

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The Third BearNdled pistols with which to plot the end of the world Also included are two stories original to this collection including “The uickening” in which a lonely child is torn between familial obligation and loyalty to a maligned talking rabbitChimerical and hypnotic VanderMeer leads readers through the postmodern into a new literature of the imagination Review is just for the short story The Third BearPeople like to feel they have control If I do x y happens Y used to be terrifying and unknown but now I know I don't need to fear it just as long as I do x People spend their whole lives solving for x But what if y has it's own plans?This is classic Jeff Vandermeer in that it's completely original doesn't concern itself too much with explanations and it will make you think It's available free here