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  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Big Mouth House; 1 edition (19 July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931520003
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931520003
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 294,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"An alchemical mix of Borges, Raymond Chandler and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." -- Salon.com

Kelly Link's debut collection fuses storytelling smarts with postmodern flair, Nancy Drew with Philip K. Dick. -- The Village Voice: The Lit Parade, Our 25 Favorite Books of 2001

She embraces fantasy in its fullest sense and in doing so transcends all considerations of genre. -- The New York Times Book Review

Sly and charming, tart and wise. -- San Francisco Chronicle

Stranger Things Happen is a tremendously appealing book... -- The Washington Post

About the Author

Kelly Link is the author of two collections, Magic for Beginners (chosen as a 2005 Best Book by Time Magazine, Salon.com, and Book Sense) and Stranger Things Happen. She is the editor of the anthology Trampoline. She and her husband Gavin J. Grant started Small Beer Press in 2000.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By anonymous on 1 April 2014
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I love the quirky, dark, disquieting nature of these stories. I liked some more than others (but isn't that always the case with collections?), but still a really good book. I wish Kelly Link published more often!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By W.S. on 2 July 2009
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The ghost story is one of my favourite genres, so I was looking forward to reading Kelly Link's collection 'Stranger Things Happen', especially 'The Specialist's Hat', which I had heard so much about. I haven't actually finished the book, but I believe I have read enough of the stories to have some idea of the prevailing atmospheres and stylistic quirks, the kind of fantasy, or strangeness, Kelly Link engages with. The worlds she creates are quite unique, curious and sometimes very disturbing. The first story, 'Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose', contains possibly the most unsettling vision of hell I have come across, and I have come across quite a few. That's not to say I like the story or am looking forward to rereading it, because it was also rather depressing. 'The Specialist's Hat' is not depressing, and I initially found it very gripping; it built the atmosphere gradually, the characters were believable and the world created within the story settled around me with a satisfying completeness. Then things started to go awry (and not in a good way; the atmosphere became less, rather than more, disturbing). I won't spoil the story for those who haven't read it, and it is certainly worth reading. But I have a problem with ghost stories whose worlds are too erratic; stories that have too many of the characteristics of a dream or nightmare. In such a story, as in a certain kind of fairytale, it soon becomes evident that practically anything can happen, provided it is quirky or startling enough. This, for me, dissipates the density of the atmosphere; the pressure eases, the laws of the universe become all too clear and genuine surprises (nasty or otherwise) become almost impossible. But the story is engaging, there are some wonderful touches and the scraps of poetry (always risky in any story) are properly, perfectly creepy.
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By sd71 on 12 Feb. 2015
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I had read a few notable authors recommending this collection so bought it on a whim, I am so glad I did. link has a great imagination and I look forward to reading more, much better than any short stories I've read for many years.
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Highly original and delighfully imaginative short stories, Too original it seems, and perhaps too subtle in places, for some traditionalists on here.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Nov. 2003
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Kelly Link's stories have a playful aproach to genre, structure and plot but to center in this is utterly missleading. They are worth reading because of a stunnig gift for character. They touch a nerve, some basic human concerns we all share : love, lust, loneliness you pick your choice.
On the other hand, stories in this collection has won all the major awards in genre fiction.
So these tales feature both the human heart and all its contradiction and some of the best gosth stories you are ever going to read.
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