Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Recommend: By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Bread

On Friday, I sparked a debate on reading real books vs. e-books (if you haven't weighed in yet, I'd love to hear your opinion). Today, instead of recommending one of the many books in my tangible collection, I thought I'd talk about one in my virtual library.

I found By The Time You Read This I'll Be Bread by Mathew Ferguson via the Kindle app search function. I don't remember what I was looking for exactly, but this title really stood out. I was even more intrigued when I discovered this book is a collection of 100 2-sentence stories (the one that the title is pulled from is a good one). I'm a huge fan of non-traditional novels, so I had to get it.

A story in two sentences - seems impossible, no? It's really incredible how much action, emotion and thought are conveyed within these restrictions. I found myself laughing out loud one minute, and pondering deeply the next. Ferguson touches on many themes, including time travel, girls, and consumerism. Witty and humourous, this is a brilliant and well-crafted book!

Here's one of my favourite stories:
SemanticsI didn't lie to my wife.
They're not really strippers if they arrive naked, right?  
You can see that the title of each story really adds to the punch line!

Being composed of only 200 sentences makes this a quick and easy read - so if you're someone who can never find the time to read, this is a book for you. You'll find that this is such a fun collection you'll be reading "just one more" story and before you know it you'll be done!

See more of my Recommended books here.

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