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Book Title: Different|
The author of the book: Frank Mundo
Edition: Lunatick Trading Company
Date of issue: December 2013
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Different by Frank Mundo takes on topics like bullying, school violence and safe spaces by re-imaging Kafka's "Metamorphosis" and Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" in this illustrated contemporary fantasy for adults. If you liked, "Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children," you'll love Different by Frank Mundo.
In Different, young Gregory Gourde wakes up in his bed one morning with an impossible new feature: his head has become a watermelon. We follow Gregory down a rabbit hole of sorts to a new, alternative world and an audacious exploration of what it really means to be different in this dark yet humorous journey of self-discovery.
The book includes a dozen original illustrations by Keith Draws in a "woodcut style" seen in the classic, "Alice in Wonderland."
(Novella: 130 pages; 12 illustrations) *Adult language and content. Not for younger children.
"5 Stars: Frank Mundo does not just throw words at the page in hopes that they stick. There is much thought put into the words he chooses and this story will leave you thinking about it long after you have finished the story. This is the sign of a true wordsmith... The story is told through Gregory's eyes with an omniscient narrator who pops in occasionally to move the story along or fill in past events of Gregory's life or other characters that played an important role. This is masterfully handled by the author and gave me a chance to let things soak in... The characters are beautifully written and darkly wonderful in their own way. The plot moves at a nice pace throughout the book. This is a fantastic journey of self-discovery..." -- Big Al's Books and Pals.
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Read information about the authorFrank Mundo is a poet and writer from Los Angeles, and author of four books: The Brubury Tales, a modern version of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in Los Angeles, written entirely in rhyming verse; Gary, The Four-Eyed Fairy and Other Stories, a collection of Frank's best connected short stories published in magazines and journals over the years; and Different, a contemporary fantasy short novel (illustrated by Keith Draws) that satirizes political correctness, microaggressions, safe spaces and other made up silliness by re-imagining Kafka's Metamorphosis and Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Frank's new poetry chapbook, Touched by an Anglo, was just released from Kattywompus Press on July 19, 2017.
Praise for The Brubury Tales:
Winner of the Poet Laureate Award Nomination from UCLA and CAL
Winner of Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award for Poetry Book of the Year
Winner of the Bookhitch Award for the Most Innovative Poetry Book of Year
"The Brubury Tales [by Frank Mundo] is a landmark book, in what is going to be -- and already is -- an exceptional, distinguished literary career." — Bestselling author Carolyn See, from the Washington Post.
"5 Stars: Mundo's skill is astounding and has a natural cadence. These stories are intriguing and compellingly human, and soon enough the reading becomes listening." --Sacramento Book Review
"5 Stars: With inspiration from many literary classics and plenty of original spin, The Brubury Tales is a fine collection and not one to be missed." --Midwest Book Review
"5 Stars: The Brubury Tales is a brilliant blend of writing, combining the style of Chaucer while putting a new slant on the short stories of the classical writers. --Reader Views
A unique and powerful new book,The Brubury Tales draws upon Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and classic stories by Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, and Charles Dickens, to name a few. Frank Mundo takes risks with his writing, which is sensitive, thoughtful, and gritty. -- LA Books Examiner
"The Brubury Tales by Frank Mundo is a bold homage to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Mundo defamiliarizes the tale by placing itin Los Angeles in 1992 shortly after the Riots. Seven security guards on thegrave-yard shift swap stories in verse... 232 pages of words, Mundo attributes his 14 years of working as a security guard on the grave-yard shift for his ability to complete long writing projects. His authentic L.A. childhood experiences came out in his verse..." -- Mike Sonksen for KCET.org.
"The Brubury Tales follows in the footsteps of Chaucer and Boccaccio in that it borrows stories from previous authors... while the poetry is impressive... what is more appealing than the tales is the interplay among the guards themselves... Fans of classic literature may appreciate this and will no doubt enjoy picking out their favorite tales told in verse. The Brubury Tales is an ambitious undertaking, one which is mostly successful as an exercise in literary imitation." -- Kirkus Indie
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