August 18th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Ben Loory has written a book of short stories – well, no a book of fables maybe. Succinct, each tiny tale is no more than a few pages. Although fantastical they are rooted in honesty, and Loory has done a good job of capturing the confusion of human emotion when surprises disrupt ones carefully-crafted routine. A woman looses her mind when a book with no words becomes a bestseller. An Octopus living on land hosts his sea-bred nephews as visitors. A man tries his darnedest to trick and kill the grim reaper. A web of disillusion is woven so tightly through Loory’s imaginary world that you might miss it if you don’t read closely.