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The Sea Beast Takes a Lover reader ê Hardcover read Ì michael andreasen ✓ [PDF / Epub] ★ The Sea Beast Takes a Lover By Michael Andreasen – Bewitching and playful with its feet only slightly tethered to the world we know The Sea Beast Takes a Lover explores hope loveBewitching and playful with its feet only slightly tethered to the world we know The Sea Beast Takes a Lover explores hope love and loss across a series of surreal landscapes and wild metamorphoses Just because Jenny was born without a head doesn't mean she isn't still annoying to her older brother and just because the Man of the Future's carefully planned extramarital affair ends in alien abdu The Sea Beast Takes a Lover is a collection of slightly odd short stories which all share a similar vibe however not one I can just pinpoint like that They are easy to read uite imaginative and all of them pretty shattering by the end I am not a huge fan of short stories as they almost always involve incomprehensible levels of oddity and maybe that's why I feel like I could have enjoyed this book But if you're a fan of short stories you will probably like The Sea Beast Takes a Lover Some Of The Stories Are Brilliant My favorite is probably the one with the sea beast the one that gave the book its name Yes it's literally a sea beast who decided to mate with a ship And its love and care is currently sinking it The story is refreshingly witty colorful and lively and the ending is simply perfect Mermaids who like to read Bronte sisters and Asimov An amorous sea monster A drowning library A cannibal admiral it even rhymes And all of that humor in death T he ship is almost an allegory of our current political and economical system the world nothing than a sinking wreck the deck hands eating scraps the officers still eating good food and the captain eating the officers All sailors are Christians moonlighting as witch doctors had the rest of the stories been as strong as this one I would have felt much differently about this collection But Some Of The Other Stories As it is typical with short stories they are decidedly odd as I've already mentioned Some of them are odder than others And I feel like this was most of the stories in this collection Roughly around the middle I just stopped trying and gave up wrapping my mind around some of them And that's alright maybe they're just not for me Hence the 3 stars Other Books You Might Like I have however read short story collections that I really liked While they share the oddity they also carry significance in my opinion Things to do when You're Goth in the Country was truly refreshing dark and just about weird enough to still be really cool Meanwhile Rockets Versus Gravity was all interconnected and an absolute play on feels some of the time and I truly enjoyed it I thank The Penguin Group Dutton Books and Apollo for giving me a copy of the book in exchange to my honest opinionRead Post on My Blog | My Bookstagram | Bookish Twitter

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Ction and network fame doesn't mean he can't still pine for his absent wife Romping through the fantastic with big hearted ease these stories cut to the core of what it means to navigate family faith and longing whether in the form of a lovesick kraken slowly dragging a ship of sailors into the sea a small town euthanizing its grandfathers in a time honored ritual or a third grade field trip le When it comes to short stories I'm picky and hard to impress A lot has to happen in only a few pages and so many things can go wrong That being said I loved this book It was intelligent It was original It was funny and oh so weird As long as it's done well I love weird Bring on the weird Michael Andreasen manages to make even the most bizarre stories human and relatable something that isn't easy to accomplish In Jenny there's the suffocation felt by Jenny's brother who is stuck caring for his headless yet very alive sister He is her eyes and ears and is even forced to chew her food for her In The Sea Beast Takes a Lover the crew of a ship is helpless to stop the slow sinking of their ship due to the amorous attentions of a sea monster It sounds ridiculous but the story is a little funny very tense and I found myself feeling the crew's inevitable defeat Andreasen manages to say so much with so little and gives great depth to his characters in mere pages There were a few stories towards the end that I didn't really care for but that's to be expected There's always one or two Fortunately the book begins with IMO its strongest stories I found myself looking forward to each story ending just so another would begin Altogether this book is imaginative and strange but wonderfully written If you're a fan of short stories and love the bizarre I absolutely recommend this bookI received an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review

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The Sea Beast Takes a LoverArning that time travel is even wondrous and perilous than they might imagineAndreasen's stories are simultaneously daring and deeply familiar unfolding in wildly inventive worlds that convey our common yearning for connection and understanding With a captivating new voice from an incredible author The Sea Beast Takes a Lover uses the supernatural and extraordinary to expose us at our most huma This was a very interesting selection of stories but it just didn't do it for meI think the problem I faced was that the stories didn't have enough of a plot to keep me going The stories were all very interesting blending science fiction with literary fiction and mixing up different time points But the stories were just there Nothing really happened There was no catalyst no change no sense of a build up The stories fell flat for me because they just seemed like descriptions of a different time and place rather than any specific event that I could focus onIt was also hard for me to connect with the characters There was no emotional connection with them and they felt very two dimensional It made it hard for me to want to continue reading the stories when I couldn't care about what was happening for themI think that this was a collection that was uniue in its blend of literary and science fiction However the lack of plot in the stories combined with the lack of emotional connection with the characters meant that it fell short for me I'm giving this a 25 starsFor reviews visit wwwveereadingwordpresscom