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Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean

Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe (edition 2012)

by Stuart McLean

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Title:Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe
Authors:Stuart McLean
Info:Viking Canada (2012), Hardcover, 256 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:Fiction, Short Stories, Author: Canadian, Location: Canada, Read in 2013

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Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean



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Always a good laugh, always a good tale, Dave's stories never disappoint. McLean is master storyteller, mixing grotesque situations with emotion, spinning tales that always make sense despite the crazy endings. In this series, he turns to Dave's past and despite some nostalgia, the stories never sink into pathos, making them faded postcards of the past.
Despite all this knee-slapping humour, McLean knows how to tug at heart strings, which is why we turn to them time and again. Dave's family isn't a caricature, but rather a little bit of all of us. ( )
  Cecilturtle | Jul 12, 2015 |
Funny, heart warming stories. Made me nostalgic for a simpler time. ( )
  evelynhazzard | Feb 8, 2013 |
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The world can be a perilous place. And the seemingly friendly world of Canada’s favourite fictional family is no different. Everyone is afraid of something: Dave, for example, is afraid of dolls, germs and Mary Turlington. Sam, on the other hand, is afraid of bees, UFOs, and “mewpilated” cows. Morley’s fears—public nudity and drop-in visits—are slightly less peculiar. It’s hard to be brave in the face of sewer monsters, deformed fish heads, abandoned car wrecks and ravenous bears, but in this brand new collection of Vinyl Cafe stories, Dave and the gang pluck up the courage to deal with all kinds of danger, both real and imagined.

In Stuart McLean’s hilarious new book of cautionary tales, rediscover the deep, delicious thrill of fear that looms so large in childhood and spills over into adult life with startling, often delightful effect
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