Tue 13 Dec 2016 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | 1 Comment | Posted by: Gavin

First trade review for Best Worst American comes form Kirkus Reviews who say: “Twenty-four semiexistential short stories that have appeared in the likes of McSweeney’s and Selected Shorts from Colombia-born writer Martinez. The author has an interesting way of injecting absurdity into everyday life and humor into the phantasmagorical in this wide-ranging, mostly engaging collection of tall tales. . . . there are also occasional moments of grace. . . . Some are just flat-out funny. . . . Martinez even makes the frightening funny. . . . promising debut collection of short stories, some unique in their execution.”

Comes out in February 2017 and will make you laugh all the way through 2018.

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One Response to “Besties”

  1. BenJ on December 16th, 2016 6:34 pm

    At first I read “semiexistential” as “sexistential”, which made me think of French philosophers who bone a lot. Pretty sure there’s a redundancy somewhere in that sentence.

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