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A Thousand Morons By Quim Monzó Peter Bush, A Thousand Morons by Quim Monz A Thousand Morons is a collection of short stories The author realizes that not only is there stupidity inside us all, but importantly it s a highly motivating factor in our lives that makes us strive towards what we want in life. A Thousand Morons Quim Monz Aug , The mini stories, like the longer ones, are all memorable and often very funny, wonderful stories which are full of surprises A Thousand Morons is an intriguing and memorable collection of stories told with wit and panache. A Thousand Morons by Quim Monzo, Paperback Barnes Noble A Thousand Morons, Quim Monz s latest collection of short stories, is rife with very unfortunate characters There s the young boy in A Cut who is upbraided by his teacher when he rudely shows up for class with a huge gash in his neck. A Thousand Morons magnusbook Today s best known writer in Catalan He is also, no exaggeration, one of the world s great short story writers The Independent A Thousand Morons, Quim Monz s latest collection of short stories, is rife with very unfortunate characters There s the young boy in A Customer reviews A Thousand Morons The mini stories, like the longer ones, are all memorable and often very funny, wonderful stories which are full of surprises A Thousand Morons is an intriguing and memorable collection of Fiction Book Review A Thousand Morons by Quim Monz The latest from Catalan author Quim Monz Guadalajara is a slender yet brilliant collection of stories that subvert the expected, embrace absurdity, and add profundity to the mundane While the A Thousand Morons Open Letter Dec , A Thousand Morons, Quim Monz s latest collection of short stories, is rife with very unfortunate characters There s the young boy in A Cut who is upbraided by his teacher when he rudely shows up for class with a huge gash in his neck. A Thousand Morons, by Quim Monz SFGate His latest, A Thousand Morons, is one of the strongest short story collections I ve read in years Out of material too bleak perhaps for mainstream tastes, Monz has crafted the funniest prose The book is composed of two sections seven substantial stories followed by a dozen brief tales or vignettes. A Review of a thousand morons by Quim Monz The Literary Quim Monz s a thousand morons is a flat book, and this can be either a good or a bad thing depending on which of its stories you re reading Good first Good first As the papa of flat American prose Ernest Hemingway who Monz has translated into Catalan said, there is a way that the activity we usually associate with finished writing can obscure rather than reveal the thing being written about. Ship of Fools A Review of Quim Monzo s A Thousand Morons Dec , A Thousand Morons was originally published in , just as the twenty first century was about to dawn, as the new millenium s Everyman was about to rise from his bed, stretch his arms and head off for work Except he wasn t a man any, he was an IP address, and he wasn t heading for the office, but for the local Starbucks, and whether he was in Mumbai or Manhattan, Cairo or Kuala

  • Title: A Thousand Morons
  • Author: Quim Monzó Peter Bush
  • ISBN: 9781934824412
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Thousand Morons, Quim Monz s latest collection of short stories, is rife with very unfortunate characters There s the young boy in A Cut who is upbraided by his teacher when he rudely shows up for class with a huge gash in his neck And the prince in One Night who tries everything to awaken a sleeping princess yet fails completely.Seeing that this is a Quim Monz A Thousand Morons, Quim Monz s latest collection of short stories, is rife with very unfortunate characters There s the young boy in A Cut who is upbraided by his teacher when he rudely shows up for class with a huge gash in his neck And the prince in One Night who tries everything to awaken a sleeping princess yet fails completely.Seeing that this is a Quim Monz collection, absurdity offsets the moronic sadness Such as Love is Eternal, which features a man who decides to finally overcome his commitment issues and marry his dying girlfriend, only to have everything backfire or, The Fullness of Summer, in which a family meticulously records every meticulous moment of their gathering.An excellent combination of longer, elegiac stories of morons, aging, and the passage of time with short, flashier pieces that display Monz s wit and playfulness make this one of the strongest collections in the oeuvre of Catalan s short fiction master Today s best known writer in Catalan He is also, no exaggeration, one of the world s great short story writers The Independent A gifted writer, he draws well on the rich tradition of Spanish surrealism to sustain the lyrical, visionary quality of his imagination The New Yorker
    A Thousand Morons A Thousand Morons Quim Monz s latest collection of short stories is rife with very unfortunate characters There s the young boy in A Cut who is upbraided by his teacher when he rudely shows up for c

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    1. open letter has given me another book by quim monzo which i liked somewhat less than the first one.i loved the second half of this book, which showcases short short stories, the longest of which is three and a half pages the first half has some standouts, to be sure, but some of them just didn t do anything for me, sad to say love is eternal, saturday, and praise were great they cover such topics as romantic entanglements built on misguided altruistic intentions, the inability to eradicate the s [...]

    2. Despite the charming Barcelona locale, this was an indifferent collection of stories, many which wrestle with the zentih of life love and mortality share top billing with guilt Most of the stories are undercooked, sketches than even glimpses I felt those stories concerning authors and writing were particularly obnoxious Microstories apparently don t suit me.

    3. a thousand morons mil cretins is the third collection of short stories by catalan author, journalist, and translator quim monz to appear in english translation split into two sections, a thousand morons features in addition to a most fantastic title nineteen well crafted stories, many of which are no longer than a couple of pages introducing brio into the banal and fun into the funereal, monz is able to make an intriguing tale of even the most commonplace incidents or interactions his often mela [...]

    4. Many of these stories, I thought, were pure genius Monzo really brings out the truth of ridiculous situations, absurd realities, silly assumptions and the thousand moronic things that people do all the time.One of my favorites in the collection was Praise, about a famous author who makes an off handed comment about a good book he d read, creating celebrity around a new writer It made me laugh and was completely accurate about the world of publicity and public opinion.The first section of the boo [...]

    5. Monz mai em decepciona s sempre divertit i l cid, per cada vegada m s dur Prefereixo els contes de la primera part, que els de la segona, que m s aviat s n nom s an cdotes, tot i que s n molt enginyoses s sorprenent la capacitat que t per resultar sempre realista, tot i que moltes vegades els seus contes acabin amb exageracions grotesques, per s que aquestes sempre resulten totalment cre bles i l giques L arribada de la primavera s una obra mestra, tan ben escrita, tan absorbent i tan reconeixib [...]

    6. Lettura molto strana Un racconto, Sabato molto valido Bello Ma tanto.Qui altri racconti per sono una noia mortale Altri passano pi tranquillamente, ma niente rimane.Sono rimasta molto delusa da questo libro Vero che nelle raccolte c sempre quella parte che piace di pi e quella che colpisce meno Ma un solo racconto non pu reggere il valore di un intero libro Almeno per me.

    7. I love Monzo s prose and perspective on the world Some of these vignettes read like short meditations, some as a single scene that Monzo observed, whether in actuality or in his own head The longer works that make the first half of this story allow for emotional attachment, even if a story doesn t particularly go anywhere In fact, the I read of Monzo, the I appreciate his prose as a source of reading enjoyment I adore the written word and I feel a mutual sense of adoration in Monzo s words Th [...]

    8. These stories are so weird it s like having cranial sacral therapy I love the minute phenomena he describes, like the mounting awkwardness that turns into a vendetta from not making a promised phonecall, to the bullying that results when a group tries to commandeer tables at a cafe Also, of course, the deep plain sadness of a grown child dealing with parents who have become needy children This writer has truly blocked everything else out and honed in on his own voice An unusual and enlivening pe [...]

    9. Libro de cuentos que tan bien se le da al Sr.Monz No a la altura de otros vol menes, pero que se deja leer con gusto y como no, con cierta inquietud y desasosiego Algunos son como una canci n de Astrud novelada y otros, como el pr ncipe azul frente a la bella durmiente que no se despierta ni abusando de ella, me recuerda mucho a los cuentos de Guadalajara Hay de todo, como digo, pero desde luego no deja indiferente.

    10. Solo por La alabanza y La llegada de la primavera ya valdr a la pena su lectura, pero es que el resto de relatos son m s que notables.Monz trata el amor, el desamor, la vejez, la muerte y, en resumen, la vida, de manera magistral.

    11. A quick, than enjoyable read What a short story craftsman Monzo writes with perfect pacing, delightfully absurd characters, and endings that surprise and satisfy.

    12. Hab a o do bastantes cosas buenas sobre Quim Monz as que me dispuse a tener una primera toma de contacto con este libro y ello me ha permitido sacar varias conclusiones Ha habido varios relatos a los que les he encontrado una importante falta de sentido, de mensaje, de fuerza o he notado que el factor de la narraci n que me ten a que supuestamente sorprender, no lo ha hecho Y que algunos relatos me fallen, en un libro que es muy breve aunque, en mi opini n, es recomendable no leer este tipo de l [...]

    13. A good short story collection can grow like a city Either organically as when an author writes stories and publishes them together once he has enough for a book like F Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, or Salinger are good examples Or through careful planning from the get go think James Joyce, Jennifer Egan and William Faulkner Obviously the critical thing is that the stories, themselves, are good But a planned collection adds a layer of complexity for the reader The stories can be linked or n [...]

    14. Riflessivo e a volte spietato nella prima parte, esilarante, caustico termine usato non a caso nella terza di copertina per descrivere le sue trasmissioni televisive e dissacrante nella seconda.Con Mille cretini Marcos y Marcos, 2013 titolo originale Mil cretins lo scrittore catalano Quim Monz ci ha regalato una raccolta di racconti brevi che nella seconda parte si fanno brevissimi, proprio il genere di racconti che fa per me I racconti di Monz li leggi ciascuno in una sola volta, al massimo in [...]

    15. Quim Monz is one of the most highly regarded contemporary Catalan authors, who has only recently been recognized in the English speaking world thanks in large part to Open Letter Books, which has published three of his books in translation in the past three years, Gasoline, Guadalajara, and A Thousand Morons Although he has written several novels, articles and essays, he is best known in Spain and Europe for his short stories, which are generally surreal and comedic works filled with identifiabl [...]

    16. He le do este libro por casualidad, ya que fui a la biblioteca en busca de alguna lectura breve y, junto a Viatges i flors de Rodoreda, encontr este libro de Quim Monz , un autor del que hab a escuchado poco m s que alguna divertida intervenci n y que me llamaba la atenci n por su manera de hablar.No he le do demasiado cuento corto, pero creo que los escritores deben escoger cuidadosamente las palabras para que el regusto despu s de la lectura de cada cuento sea bueno En este caso, la experienci [...]

    17. El recull consta de dues parts La primera part s un aplec de narracions llargues i la segona de narracions molt curtes, gaireb microcontes.De la primera part, en destaco un, L amor s etern, d un home que es casa amb una dona per pena, perqu s ha de morir, amb un gir in esperat al final que fa que el m n se li tiri a sobre El senyor Beneset i L arribada de la primavera tracten de la vellesa, les resid ncies geri triques, la mort i la dif cil relaci entre els pares moribunds i els fills Dissabte l [...]

    18. Chad Post, publisher of Open Letter Editions, reports that when he met Quim Monzo, the Catalan author of A Thousand Morons, at a PEN World Voices conference, the writer asked him whether he really wanted to publish a book with so many sad people in it.There are many sad people here, but they are not people you want to avoid, at least on the page Monzo is sixty years old and mortality is much on his narrator s and main character s minds Not their own, so much, as those of aging parents There are [...]

    19. I ve been thinking long and hard about why I loved this book so much For a start, I really finished it weeks ago, but left myself a few of the really short stories at the end of it, just to drag out the experience a little longer Now that it s finished, I want to start over again.I think it s the voice that really won me over, rather than the themes that most of the reviews I ve read seem to focus on There is something unique and truly special about the writing The language is simple, matter of [...]

    20. Because A Thousand Morons is a short story collection, and because such things tend to become difficult to review because they wind up covering a myriad of topics over the course of many separate, seemingly unrelated tales, it s tempting to pad out the start of this review with a list of awards and honors that have been bestowed upon Catalan author Quim Monzo during his nearly 40 year career Don t worry I won t, although I probably just took up the same amount of space explaining why I m not go [...]

    21. This is my second Quim Monzo book, both being his short story collections I will definitely be making a purchase for his novel Gasoline In this short story collection Quim gives us of his strange and down right absurd pieces Mr Beneset an old timer dresses up as a woman so his son can bring him around the old folks home.A Cut The teacher is concerned about how to enter a classroom than the huge gash of s cut in his students neck.I m Looking Out The Window is amazing what you can see out the wi [...]

    22. I liked this book at first, because the short stories were rather reminiscent of Anton Chekhov Zany, just barely fictional stories That s why I liked it, but I had to put this one down without finishing it.I keep seeing this in modern fiction, and I may just need to stop reading contemporary fiction, but the content got pretty racy and there was fairly frequent use of the f word.I understand profanity when used in authentic dialogue That doesn t mean I like it, but at least it makes sense why it [...]

    23. I really loved Quim Monzo s Guadalajara, the previous collection of stories published in translation, so I was really excited to come across this one at the library I ended up a little disappointed These stories are good, and some of them are very good, and many of them play with the form in interesting ways but in general, these were much less fun and much less funny than those in Guadalajara They did not have the same sense of playfulness as the stories in the other collection, the feeling tha [...]

    24. I loved this book Filled with funny, witty, sad and absurd stories of love, loss, faith, humor, and a fork, A Thousand Morons is a wonderful read for everyone.From stories about a prince who cant wake up the princess, to a man who can t understand why books put people to sleep I just couldn t put this book down Every tale is better than the last I was very upset when i read the last story, because that means the book was over I would have loved to read a thousand stories by Quim Monzo I receive [...]

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