Crazy Lovebirds

Marfi, from Incipient Wings, has a terrible influence on me. I’m trying to keep my reading addiction under control, and she comes up with things like A Book and a Blanket. I’m weak, my Wicked Luvs!

I devoured—and trust me, that’s the word for it— Crazy Lovebirds: Five Super-Short Stories, by Carla Sarett, a week or so ago; then I read them again and again. The stories are very short… and delicious misleading.

“For Better or Worse” and “Dad Takes Flight,” in particular, left me nodding a lot and thinking deep thoughts. These two tales are very funny—satire is strong with Mistress Sarett—but just like all good irony, when we read beyond the laughter we find the twists that squeeze the human condition and make us what we are. The following are three of my favorite quotes from the collection:

I’d colored my eyes with a sparkling designer turquoise, not one of those cheap “small” azures, but a luxury shade found only on the ceiling frescos of certain Venetian churches, and maybe not even there.  ~“For Better or Worse”

Oh, something tells me that you two crazy lovebirds are going to work it out! All you need is a little R&R and some fabulous rehab center on one of those Caribbean islands where Boris or Igor does his banking or whatever it’s called these days. ~“Crazy Lovebirds”

I do not enjoy your family. This has been a concern since they are not interesting people. In fact, I’d go as far as to call them boring. But it speaks well of you that you tolerate them. ~“Victor’s Proposal”

Magic Love Crow’s The Eyes Are the Window to the Soul reminded me of the fast (and mildly startled) tone of the main characters in the tales—the pacing goes a mile a minute, and it works.
And guess what? As of right now, you can grab a copy of the stories at no cost. Yep, fly over to Amazon and get your hands on Carla SarettCrazy Lovebirds. You won’t regret it. 

14 comments:

  1. Thank you. I have grabbed my copy.
    it sounds like fun.

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    1. It is a quick, and very satisfying read. Let me know if you enjoy it.

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  2. That does sound like a must-read collection of shorts.

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    1. Indeed. She has a few other short stories I want to bite into.

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  3. Loved the quotes! I don't have a kindle ~ :( Have a good one!

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    1. You know you can download the Kindle App for PC. It's free, and perfect to read a work as short as this one.

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  4. Ohhh, this book sounds delicious indeed. I am going for my copy. And Stacy's painting is a perfect match to these characters (as far as I can tell from the quotes.) Hugs sweetie. Mina

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    1. I have a feeling you and Dan will laugh like loons reading the first four stories, and nod a lot when reading the last.

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  5. I love the quotes you shared ;o) You are too sweet to pick my painting to go along with your post! Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Thank you for sharing your colors!

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  6. Good I'm glad someone is driving you....as you drive me! I wish I could read half what you do! I love reading what you have to share, but REALLY! I. Am the tortuous chasing the hare!!!! Thank you for yet another wonderful reading suggestion!!!! xoxoxoDebi

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    1. This one is so short that satisfaction is obtain rather quickly. I hope you enjoy it very much.

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