Read Tales of Falling and Flying Online Free - "Ben Loory's stories are little gifts, strange and moving and wonderfully human. I devoured this book in one sitting." --Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
A dazzling new collection of stories from the critically acclaimed author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for The Day
Ben Loory returns with a second collection of timeless tales, inviting us to enter his worlds of whimsical fantasy, deep empathy, and playful humor, in the signature voice that drew readers to his highly praised first collection. In stories that eschew literary realism, Loory's characters demonstrate richly imagined and surprising perspectives, whether they be dragons or swordsmen, star-crossed lovers or long-lost twins, restaurateurs dreaming of Paris or cephalopods fixated on space travel. In propulsive language that brilliantly showcases Loory's vast imagination, Tales of Falling and Flying expands our understanding of how fiction can work and is sure to cement his reputation as one of the most innovative short-story writers working today.
Praise for Ben Loory's Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
"This guy can write!" --Ray Bradbury
"[A] wild, dreamy debut . . . These stories are full of wit, humor, and heart." --The Boston Globe
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October 25, 2017
Hooray! The book is finally out!
Here are some reviews:
August 29, 2017
It took me about three stories to find the rhythm of Ben Loory's cooky, brilliant, weird, wonderful writing style - then I stopped questioning what was happening and just went where his imagination took me - and I adored this. This collection of very short short stories reads unlike any I have re...
December 13, 2017
I really enjoyed this collection of short stories. They each left me feeling...some kinda way, lol. My favorite was by FAR "Squid Who Fell in Love with the Sun". INCREDIBLE, it brought tears to my eyes. I'd buy a framed poster of this story and put it on my wall to be read whenever I felt like st...
November 28, 2017
This one has some of my favorite short stories ever in it 'Elmore Leonard', 'The Dodo', 'the sword', 'war and peace', 'the squid who fell in love with the sun', 'the rock eater' ... the stories in this book are all really great, but those ones in particular are extra sublime.
Something magic happ...
January 16, 2018
OK, I've read maybe two-thirds of the stories. I liked “The Squid Who Fell in Love with the Sun” (3.3 stars) and the others I've read ranged from good to eh. The stories are all very short, and a couple with a sting in the tail reminded me of O'Henry.
This is my first encounter with Loory, and I m...
August 29, 2017
I'm afraid if I were to use all the adjectives that apply to Ben Loory's stories, someone would roll their eyes, because how could it be possible that ALL these adjectives are apt? I would be called hyperbolic and fawning. But then I would hope that the eye roller would read the stories and under...
September 10, 2017
classic ben loory.
August 29, 2017
It's great to see Loory up to his old tricks again. With this new collection of stories there is no shortage of heart, imagination or adventure.
January 09, 2018
Like late James Tate poems with much longer runways.
October 10, 2017
This was the most charming thing I've read all year - maybe ever?
This collection of quirky shorts from Ben Loory is a delight - be prepared to let go of the why, and just embrace the moment of "well of course that just happened!". They are short shorts, and most of them would work across all age...