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  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (1 April 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595178340
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595178346
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,081,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ron Dondiego has been writing fiction for over ten years. He is the author of three other books. He lives in New York City, where he continues to explore the world through the life of the imagination.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "cosmicpilot" on 9 April 2003
Format: Paperback
"Fables and Other Oddities of The Imagination" is an incredible collection of short stories, and certainly worth the time of all readers of the horror/crime fiction genres. I found the stories to be unique and highly unusual - quite impressive considering that this writer is as yet little known either here or in the states. But don't take my word for it. Read it! And judge for yourselves. My favorite story in the batch was "A Ghost In The House." Very scary stuff!
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Fables and other Oddities of the Imagination 21 Jun 2002
By Annette Gisby - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Review by Annette Gisby editor of Twisted Tales and author of Silent Screams, and Writing the Dream: Like any short story collection, there are some that you really love and some you're not so keen on and some that you find a little interesting. My favorite stories in this collection included 'The Magic Bicycle' about a young boy's yearning to escape his real life existence where his mother goes off with any man who will pay and a father who uses his fist and a raised voice to get what he wants in life. The boy dreams of a magic bicycle which will take him away from everything and when one day the bicycle magically appears, he gets taken away, but not in the way that he intended. It's very reminiscent of a fairy tale and you feel for the boy and his plight. 'The Confession' was excellent, about a man writing in his cell, convinced that he couldn't possibly have committed the crime he's been accused of and soon will die for. As his written confession goes on, you're invited into the mind of a madman, who even till the end professes his innocence. Did he do it or not? In 'The Village' a man searches for and thinks he has found paradise, but is he the one who has brought corruption to them? All in all, a good little collection of stories, tales to dip in and out of and read again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Educational, Mind and Eye Opener, Excellent, A Must Read! 19 Mar 2006
By Tracey O. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Ron Dondiego's "Fables and Other Oddities of The Imagination",

is an extraordinary collection of short stories which have a

valuable teaching and message in them.

I was totally awestruck as I read each story.

He really opened my eyes and mind to a reality I'd never thought of.

Even though classified as fiction, this collection has so much truth in there.

His first story would make a wonderful children's book

and even a great show for the family.

I loved the way each was written, resembling a page in a diary.

They cover just about everything a mind can imagine;

from hauntings, to Hell, to Heaven, to love to hate,

to perfect worlds, to the everyday world.

Some bordering the apocalypse, some fantasy, while others

explore the world beyond.

Excellent book that I could not put down.

I highly recommend, "Fables and Other Oddities of The Imagination",

as a must read to all readers of sixteen and older.

Thank You so very much Ron for this intriguing look

inside your mind's eye and bringing so much forth to mine.

Exquisite!! Amazing!! Remarkable!!

Tracey L. O' Very
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
It Stands Alone 10 Oct 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This short story collection stands alone in today's market place. It transports one into another realm, the realm of the absurd, the whimsical, the improbable, and the other worldly. It defies the boundries that surround our ordinary reality, and takes us on a surreal journey through some very dark subject matter.
I definitely enjoyed reading this little offering... And would suggest it to all and sundry. Especially if you're in the market for something different, something along the lines of Kafka or perhaps H.G. Wells.
Like Poe 27 Feb 2005
By Ronald S. Dondiego - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I just wanted readers to know that this writer can write excellent horror in the tradition of Poe - hard core new-gothic writing that will rock your socks off. I was especially impressed by his dark landscapes and incredible and chilling descriptions. My favorite story was "The Resurrection of James Mason." This was blood chilling to say the least as the protagonist is trapped in the tomb of an evil master of sorcery on the very night of his resurrection back into our everyday world of strange and weird encounters with spirits of evil.
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