Good Bones and Simple Murders - Margaret Atwood

Good Bones and Simple Murders

By Margaret Atwood

  • Release Date: 1994-11-01
  • Genre: Short Stories

Description

In this collection of short works that defy easy  categorization, Margaret Atwood displays, in  condensed and crystallized form, the trademark wit and  viruosity of her best-selling novels, brilliant  stories, and insightful poetry. Among the jewels  gathered here are Gertrude offering Hamlet a piece  of her mind, the real truth about the Little Red  Hen, a reincarnated bat explaining how Bram Stoker  got Dracula all wrong, and the  five methods of making a man (such as the  "Traditional Method": "Take some dust off  the ground. Form. Breathe into the nostrils the  breath of life. Simple, but effective!")  There are parables, monologues, prose poems, condensed  science fiction, reconfigured fairy tales, and  other miniature masterpieces--punctuated with  charming illustrations by the author. A must for her  fans, and a wonderful gift for all who savor the art  of exquisite prose, Good Bones And Simple  Murders marks the first time these  writings have been available in a trade edition in the  United States.

From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

  • Intelligent Short Stories

    4
    By Dwardeng
    A variety of delicious and sometimes acidic little tales from a master. Shades of Ray Bradbury I kept thinking as I read them. The illustrations are an interesting touch.
  • Good Bones and Simple Murders

    1
    By KEBrink
    Trite. Facile. Irritating. I expected at least interesting or imaginative from Margaret Atwood. What I got was a predictable feministic take on old tales. Don't get me wrong. I'm all for feminism in most of it's incantations, but these short stories- certainly not worth the $16 I paid!