Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Centuries of June by Keith Donohue

Wow - not what I expected, and yet so, so good.

A guy lands on his bathroom floor, bleeding from the head, in the middle of the night. But just as this occurs to him as a potentially very bad thing, another man appears in the room. Our hero is able to get up, his head wound begins to heal - and a strange parade of visitors to the bathroom begins.

With the overarching storyline of events leading up to the the man's late-night bathroom trip, the bulk of the book is short stories as told by each new visitor to the bathroom. They're from all across time, and each is a fantastical gem on its own. But who brained the man? And what's the link between the tales? It's a story worth the wait.

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