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  1. says:

    375At first I thought I’d end up DNF’ing this book after about 3 stories I convinced myself to read atleast 5 of the stories and then I couldn’t stop reading til I was done with the book This book is not for the faint of heart I’ve read darker books but some readers may not care for these kinds of dark tales about the underbelly of the world I fairly enjoyed most of them but will probably not give it a reread so I will be unhauling it


  2. says:

    This was yet another happy accident purchase and what drew me to the book while shopping in the bargain store is its vibrant red cover I've always been uite interested in anthologies because I believe that the short story is an underrated craft then and even until now I went with my instincts when I bought Rest Area and I was uite pleased with what I got The collection reads as a series of first person and a couple of third persons accounts on fixations ranging from the most ridiculous and disturbing of things The titular story opens with a father who is searching for his little girl when they happened to stop by for some gas and she ended up disappearing from the bathroom The story is terrifying highlighting parents' fear when a child is ripped from them by unseen abductors followed by the agonizing search and rescue and the delay of closure The thematic resonance of guilt seems to play an important role in this story and the others as well which feature assorted characters who combat the delusions that they themselves allowed to be infested with There are stories about forlorn desires that remained unmet which had therefore inspired them to take vengeful actions Each story is a really fascinating journey to the heart of darkness taking us first from the poisoned veins and right into the bone and marrow of desolationFor any reader who enjoys darkly humorous stories about spiritually depressing characters Rest Area will appeal to you immediately There are no happy endings for Chapman's fallen and destitute heroes and heroines in this volume; only the inevitable uick stop to nightmarish possibilities encountered because of a singular wrong turn at a crossroad that they should have never traveled in the first place But just like the father in the opening story these characters seem to keep coming back for because of the personal demons that they are locked in an inner battle with I don't have the book with me right now while I write this review but the one story that I could never forget was Milking Cherry It's about a prostitute who allows her customers to cut and leave scars in her body as a sort of bittersweet keepsake of each experience She sees herself as a container of plausible redemption for men who enjoy her in sin and lust when they crave for something freeing and complete There are several stories that offer this kind of dichotomy between hopeful meditation and the lack of it stories about penchant nostalgia and terror of the past and tales about obsessions that took a step too far in fulfillment RECOMMENDED 810 Rest Area is such a delightfully enjoyable read even if the stories themselves offer no sense of joy or salvation Chapman's lyrical prose could be read aloud as well preferably with an audience listening


  3. says:

    Rest Area leads us through a chain of horrific domestic circumstances experienced by ordinary characters Each story is brittle and shocking; honestly labored with unflinching reality The prose is a fusion of rugged language and ironyPlease read the complete thoughts from The Page Walker


  4. says:

    Just off the interstate you’ll find the familiar places and luckless faces contained in the stories of Chapman’s Rest Area Most tales are in second person as though the reader has come upon a rest stop county fair or the woods expecting one thing and finding something else perhaps funny or poignant but always heartfelt and intimate


  5. says:

    Seeing Clay perform these stories live is even better than reading them but they still do extraordinarily well on the page He's writing in a style that is all his own and yet carries the weight and resonance of the great masters So few writers today are able to pull that off Definitely read this one


  6. says:

    25 instead of 3 These pieces aren't really short stories like character sketches or variations on thematic obsessions They can be provocative startling lyric They also verge on repetitive derivative Imagine staying up for days just to read all of Jim Thompson's works in a row you get an idea of how eually interesting tiresome this collection can be


  7. says:

    The stories in this book are uite strange They are meant to be performed which is exactly what Clay does at his shows I love this book because when I read the stories I hear Clay's voice and can see him acting them outThe book really doesn't do the stories justiceisn't that weird?


  8. says:

    Oh have mercy I can't believe I forgot to put this one on here Read this while in graduate school at the urging of Mary Yakuri Waters So glad I did It's basically amazing


  9. says:

    These stories are meant to be read aloud and some parts are so lyrical one is tempted to speak them just to hear the words Great inventive style which takes a four star content up to five stars for originality


  10. says:

    I found most of the stories uite disturbing Nothing wrong with stories that make the hairs on the back of your neck raise up but every single story had something to do with death andor depravity Instead of being entertained I was left with a bad taste in my mouth


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read ð eBook or Kindle ePUB Ê Clay McLeod Chapman

This edgy darkly humorous short story collection will take hold of your imagination and won't let go Sharply tuned haunting and darkly humorous these stories take readers from the country fair to the suburban home to the boy scout camping trip flipping each stopping point on its head Every story begins and ends with one voice and each contains a mystery or turn of events that shocks entertains and frightens and often all three In the title story Rest Area leads us through a chain of horrific domestic circumstances experienced by ordinary characters Each story is brittle and shocking; honestly labored with unflinching reality The prose is a fusion of rugged language and ironyPlease read the complete thoughts from The Page Walker Censored readers from the country fair to the suburban home to the boy scout camping trip flipping each stopping point on its head Every story begins and ends with one voice and each contains a mystery or turn of events that shocks entertains and frightens and often all three In the title story Rest Area leads us through a chain of horrific domestic circumstances experienced by ordinary characters Each story is brittle and shocking; honestly labored with unflinching さくら荘のペットな彼女 9 reality The prose is a fusion of The Art of Not Breathing rugged language and ironyPlease As Bees in Honey Drown read the complete thoughts from The Page Walker

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Rest area a father chats with other drivers while he waits for his daughter at a rest stop She went to the bathroom and he's been waiting for her ever since and now he's handing out her picture Have you seen her? Are you sure you haven't seen her? A remarkable combination of unexpected tenderness deep sensitivity and a fascination with the darker side of domesticity these tales of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary situations will echo in Seeing Clay perform these stories live is even better than reading them but they still do extraordinarily well on the page He's writing in a style that is all his own and yet carries the weight and resonance of the great masters So few writers today are able to pull that off Definitely read this one Zombie CSU rest stop She went to the bathroom and he's been waiting for her ever since and now he's handing out her picture Have you seen her? Are you sure you haven't seen her? A Conquerors remarkable combination of unexpected tenderness deep sensitivity and a fascination with the darker side of domesticity these tales of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary situations will echo in Seeing Clay perform these stories live is even better than The Legacy Chronicles: Chasing Ghosts reading them but they still do extraordinarily well on the page He's writing in a style that is all his own and yet carries the weight and Deathcaster (Shattered Realms, resonance of the great masters So few writers today are able to pull that off Definitely A Peoples Tragedy read this one

read ð eBook or Kindle ePUB Ê Clay McLeod Chapman

Your head long after you close the pages Entering into its sixth year Clay Chapman's Pumpkin Pie Show has established itself as an all points artistic hodgepodge of music theatre and literature It is a rigorous story telling session backed with its own live soundtrack built upon the same structure as a rock band complete with musicians and vocalists Each show consists of four 15 minute short stories which can either be read or performed on stage Oh have mercy I can't believe I forgot to put this one on here Read this while in graduate school at the urging of Mary Yakuri Waters So glad I did It's basically amazing