Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mini Review: Puppet Show by Michael Frissore

Title: Puppet Shows
Author: Michael Frissore
Series: Stand Alone Collection of Short Stories
Published By: Writers AMuse Me Publishing (Nov. 22, 2012)
Source: Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Humurous
My Rating: 3.5 Stars

Book Description:
 A kindly organ grinder and his performing monkey adopt a young boy after his father spontaneously combusts; a barber living inside a whiskey bottle confronts the neighborhood nuisance who wields a dead squirrel like a pair of nunchucks; and an unruly gang of sock puppets are born in a basement dojo. Welcome to Puppet Shows, thirteen outlandish stories from a writer Tucson Weekly called "a very funny weirdo."

My Review:   
   You definitely can't go into this one with a serious outlook, if you do I just don't think you will get this collection of quirky and strange tales and then you would be missing out on all the fun.

Frissore has managed to create a very unusual collection of short stories indeed. Full of the imaginative and bizarre and just plain ridiculous and yet, he some how pulls it all off and it just works.

Go into this was with the expectation of having some fun and keep your mind open and you will truly be taken on a magical ride where anything is possible and almost everything happens. Or better yet, don't have any expectations at all and just along for the ride.


  1. I'm not sure if this would be my thing or not. Sometimes these stories are enjoyable for me, other times not so much. I'm glad you liked them!

  2. This certainly seems different. I am glad you enjoyed it.