Friday, April 5, 2013
Suddenly, A Knock on the Door by Etgar Keret
Most are only a few pages long and are about the average Joe, or Yosef, rather. Mundane life is knocked slightly askew with touches of the fantastic or surreal. There's always a little twist in the narrative, and I could never see it coming. They are like refreshing palate cleansers between reading other things.
You can see an excerpt from Keret's story Todd animated here. Very cool!
Readalikes: Anthropology (Dan Rhodes); The Elephant Vanishes (Haruki Murakami); and Kitchen (Banana Yoshimoto).