Monday, September 3, 2012
Stacey Richter: "Beauty Treatment" & "The Cavemen in the Hedges"
Guest Post by Chris Hooker
Stacey Richter, and these two stories, are both awesome. In fact, her entire collection of short stories -- "My Date With Satan" -- is a book I urge all of you to pick up if you enjoyed these selections.
Richter writes with a voice that is just plain fascinating. She has the ability to turn abstract and bizarre scenarios into real-life moments that a reader can clearly picture. My favorite of these two "The Cavemen in the Hedges" is one of the most memorable stories I've read, a unique and fascinating portrayal of the downfall of a relationship during times when "cavemen" rome the world. There is never a dull moment in a Richter story.
In the comments of this post, talk about what you loved, or maybe didn't love, in Richter's stories. One thing I think we will all agree on is that these stories are weird. Whether or not they are too weird for your liking is to be seen, but I'd be shocked if they were. But, that's just me.