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Islington Crocodiles [Paperback]

Vincent Chong , Paul Meloy , Graham Joyce
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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: TTA Press (1 Dec 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955368316
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955368318
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,572,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 18 Dec 2008
Format:Paperback
Islington Crocodiles is an incredible collection of captivatingly twisted stories full of esoteric allusions. It is not my preferred genre (although this has changed now), but despite this, I could not put the book down. Meloy's words transported me from the mundane and introduced me to parallel realities whilst simultaneously increasing my vocabulary; an altogether enthralling experience. TTA Press have an obligation to publish more copies. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MELOY IS TRIUMPHANT 10 Dec 2008
Format:Paperback
Paul Meloy has created a collection of stories like no other. Whether he's bringing Lenny Bruce back from the dead, taking you to a convincing future where snow doesn't happen any more, shooting pandas or introducing you to the 'autoscopes' you will be dazzled by his language, terrified by some of his characters, appalled by the depths of his imagination.
Truly one of the most extraordinary books you'll ever read - an absolute triumph. Miss out at your peril.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yup, It's a goodie 12 Dec 2008
Format:Paperback
Just to say i agree with the fellah below here, it's a fine piece of work, although I'm sure the story about the snow has some pharamaceutical undertones, something he appears to have missed. Anyway, i believe this is a debut collection, but this Meloy fellah is certainly a name to watch..... [probably a bit of a wierdo though!]
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5.0 out of 5 stars MELOY IS TRIUMPHANT! 3 Mar 2009
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Format:Paperback
Paul Meloy has created a collection of stories like no other. Whether he's bringing Lenny Bruce back from the dead, taking you to a convincing future where snow doesn't happen any more, shooting pandas or introducing you to the 'autoscopes' you will be dazzled by his language, terrified by some of his characters, appalled by the depths of his imagination.
Truly one of the most extraordinary books you'll ever read - an absolute triumph. Miss out at your peril.
5.0 out of 5 stars Little known gem 23 Jan 2014
By Colanzo - Published on Amazon.com
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Having read a Paul Meloy short story in http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-End-Line-Christopher-Fowler/dp/1907519327/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1390481355&sr=8-10&keywords=end+of+the+line+book I was keen to acquire this reprint and it did not disappoint. The excellent descriptive prose conjures up a world both familiar and bizarre in equal doses and the way the stories are tied together in the climatic Islington Crocodiles means that people who prefer novels to short stories should not be put off. I have no hesitation in recommending this to a readership beyond just horror devotees although if you are put off by the fantastical then this is probably not for you.
5.0 out of 5 stars A short story collection not to be missed 9 July 2013
By Peter D. Schwotzer - Published on Amazon.com
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Every so often I come across a book of short stories that when I am finished I put it down, shake my head and smile, with full knowledge that I have just experienced something phenomenal.

For non-readers you will never know this experience, you cannot get this from a TV show or movie. It is an emotional bond between the writer's words and the reader, the connections that are made, the experiences that are shared. This is what makes reading so special and why I would rather read than watch the latest drivel on TV.

With "Islington Crocodiles" Mr. Meloy brings together a group of tales that are some of the best short stories I have ever read. Moving, shocking, funny, disturbing are just a few of the terms that can describe these tales. His voice is original, his imagination seemingly knows no bounds.

After reading "Islington Crocodiles" I had but one thought..."How the hell did I never hear of Paul Meloy?"

Every story was exceptional and I loved every one, though there were a couple that were my favorites.

Islington Crocodiles - This one was my favorite. The story just grabbed me by the throat and dragged me along for a journey I will not soon forget. A vision of Nurse Melt and her flying machine will stay with me for a long time.

The Last Place on Earth for Snow - A short, powerful emotionally written tale that really had an effect on me.

The Last Great Paladin of Idle Conceit - Lenny Bruce comes back to life for one last routine. The comedian he comes to gives him that chance and what happens may change the world forever. An original take on the returning dead that is brilliantly crafted.

If there is one short story collection you read this year, make it "Islington Crocodiles", you will not be disappointed and you will be amazed. I give it my highest recommendation.

On a final note I have to give credit to Bad Moon Books for putting out such a beautiful edition. The cover art is absolutely beautiful and disturbing.
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