Sawn-Off Tales (Salt Modern Fiction) Hardcover – 1 Sep 2006
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Witty, clever, poignant Gaffney's micro fictions work as funny
routines, moving insights and illuminating character sketches
-- Time Out, 19 December 2006
sad, funny fables recalling evanescent moments of connection and
happiness. 150 words by Gaffney are more worthwhile than some novels
-- The Guardian, December 2, 2006
David Gaffney's compact, surreal tales are filled with poignancy and wit. Each story goes off like a tiny depth charge in the mind, leaving you with the trace memory of some new urban myth - comic, absurd and disturbingly true.See all Product description
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Imagine, if you will, that Edward Hopper's Nighthawks (and his other New Yorkers) refuse to remain silent and speak up for a change - and speak in English accents (for God's sake!)and ship out of New York to make landfall in English places. And then imagine, too, that Ray Bradbury is commissioned to write the script with his sci-fi head in gear.
Well, that's David Gaffney and that's SAWN-OFF TALES.
It's odd-ball, it's cranky; it's whimsical and inventive and frightening. It's appalling and enthralling too. It's hilariously funny. It's wonderful gear, a really refreshing change: it's fiction as fiction should be - heading out into the great creative unknown, and devil take the hindmost. And truth to tell, I know far more Christmas stockings that would cheerfully gobble this book up in preference to the latest Dean Koontz or John Grisham.
I was so deflated when this book came to an end but I will be buying More Sawn Off Tales.