Bears, Recycling and Confusing Time Paradoxes- Greg X Graves

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Synopsis (from Amazon)

Do you want to recycle but aren’t sure how? Are you concerned that a potential suitor may be a vampire? Have you attended a job interview only to be greeted by Hideous Telepathic Space-faring Lizardmen in Mansuits? The Guide to Moral Living in Examples educates on these and many more common moral conundrums, offering bite-sized advice for nearly every improbable situation. Fueled by years of unintentional research on the connections between robotic bears, talking tattoos, and the best type of soap to remove irremovable rings, Greg X. Graves gives simple, friendly yet essential guidance on the twisted path to moral life. With an introduction by Brenton Harper-Murray and stunning illustrations by Jeff Bent, this anthology is a must-have for young and old aspiring moralists alike.


Well what can I say. This book was completely crazy, weird, like no other book I have read before. A first I liked the strangeness. It was kind of funny, especially when the morals at the end seemed to have barely anything to do with the story- or even when they had to much to do with the story! But after a while it began to seem just a little to strange- almost as if Graves was trying hard to be unconventional. Now I like things that are a bit beyond the norm but by the time I was about halfway through I was beginning to long for something a bit more, well, ‘normal’.

By themselves the stories were entertaining and funny. Graves use of imagery was quite incredible in parts, and even though the stories he told were completely unbelievable he wrote them in such a way that made them quite easy to imagine. I think my main real problem was that I read the book all in one go. I imagine if I had read each story as an individual story, alongside another book, I would have found it easier.


Buy it:

Kindle (£0.77)
Paperback (£6.29)


Filed under Fantasy, Fiction review, Humour

2 responses to “Bears, Recycling and Confusing Time Paradoxes- Greg X Graves

  1. Alice

    Sounds intriguing. I have had that same experience where I read something and like it but then think the author is trying just a little too hard to be outside the box. Still, sounds worth checking out. Thanks for the review.


  2. Lucybird

    It probably is worth reading, but maybe read it alongside something else


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