The Baum Plan for Financial Independence: and Other Stories
The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories Author:John Kessel "A superb satirist with a keen eye for detailing the human spirit."-Philadelphia Inquirer"Stories that liberate the mind."-The New York Times Book ReviewA long-awaited collection that intersects imaginatively with Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz, and Flannery O'Connor. Includes John Kessel's... more » modern classic sequence about life on the moon.Winner of the Nebula, Sturgeon, Locus, and Tiptree awards, John Kessel is the author of The New York Times Notable Book Meeting in Infinity. He co-edited the anthologies Feeling Very Strange and Rewired. Kessel and his family live in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he co-directs the creative writing program at North Carolina State University.« less
I liked some better than others, but I suspect there is something that almost anyone would like. The author has a subtle sense of humor but writes many of the stories in a tough guy detective style. All the stories have some kind of kink or twist or unusual perspective to provide interest.