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  • ISBN 0763655260
  • ISBN13 978-0763655266
  • Language English
  • Author Daniel Nayeri
  • Publisher Candlewick Press; First Edition edition (October 25, 2011)
  • Pages 432
  • Formats txt lit lrf mbr
  • Category Teenagers
  • Subcategory Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Size ePub 1789 kb
  • Size Fb2 1523 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 391

Written entirely on an iPhone, this quartet of YA novellas by Another Pan and Another Faust author Daniel Nayeri showcases four different genres.This bold collection of novellas by Another series author Daniel Nayeri features four riveting tales. These modern riffs on classic genres will introduce young adult readers to a broad range of writing styles that explore universally compelling themes such as identity and belonging, betrayal and friendship, love and mortality. Straw House: A Western sizzling with suspense, set in a land where a rancher grows soulless humans and a farmer grows living toys. Wood House: This science-fiction tale plunges the reader into a future where reality and technology blend imperceptibly, and a teenage girl must race to save the world from a nano-revolution that a corporation calls “ReCreation Day.” Brick House: This detective story set in modern NYC features a squad of “wish police” and a team of unlikely detectives. Blow: A comedic love story told by none other than Death himself, portrayed here as a handsome and charismatic hero who may steal your heart in more ways than one. With humor, suspense, and relatable prose, this hip and cutting-edge collection dazzles.

Whenever we invoke this title - Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow - let us breathe this word soon after: virtuosity.

Whenever we invoke this title - Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow - let us breathe this word soon after: virtuosity. In a remarkable collection of four novellas, Daniel Nayeri plays a modern Lewis Carroll, pulling us down rabbit holes where the world is cockeyed - disturbingly cockeyed - and anything at all can happen.

Автор: Nayeri Daniel Название: Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow .

The fact that the book was Nayeri, D. (2012). Daniel Nayeri has got the funny

But, the author gave it a unique twist. Yes, the story is a detective story. The fact that the book was Nayeri, D. Straw house, wood house, brick house, blow. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. Daniel Nayeri has got the funny. Shall I sound a little bit inflated when I tell you, gentle reader, that I have an advanced copy of what I am not fearful of presumptively calling Nayeri's priceless collection of novellas.

A collection of four novellas in different genres, including a western about a farmer who grows living toys and a rancher who grows half-living people; a science fiction story of the near-future in which the world is as easy to manipulate as the Internet; a crime story in which every wish comes true and only the Imaginary Crimes Unit can stop.

Author: Daniel Nayeri. Genre: Speculative Fiction, Western, Young Adult, Novellas. Publisher: Candlewick Press Publication Date: October 11th 2011 Hardcover: 432 pages. Written entirely on an iPhone, this quartet of YA novellas by Another Pan and Another Faust author Daniel Nayeri showcases four different genres. This bold collection of novellas by Another series author Daniel Nayeri features four riveting tales

Written entirely on an iPhone, this quartet of YA novellas by Another Pan and Another Faust author Daniel Nayeri showcases four different genres.

Select Format: Hardcover. This bold collection of novellas by Another series author Daniel Nayeri features four riveting tales. These modern riffs on classic genres will introduce young adult readers to a broad range of writing styles that explore universally compelling themes such as identity and belonging, betrayal and friendship

The third novella in this bold collection of four riveting tales by Another series author Daniel Nayeri.

The third novella in this bold collection of four riveting tales by Another series author Daniel Nayeri. These modern riffs on classic genres will introduce young adult readers to a broad range of writing styles that explore universally compelling themes such as identity and belonging, betrayal and friendship, love and mortality. A Western sizzling with suspense, set in a land where a rancher grows soulless humans and a farmer grows living toys. One of the four novellas in this bold collection by Another series author Daniel Nayeri

Four novellas representing four narrative styles ponder questions of humanity, technology, wishes and love

Four novellas representing four narrative styles ponder questions of humanity, technology, wishes and love. The stand-alone novellas riff, dizzyingly and delightfully, on influences as varied as The Wizard of Oz and westerns, Mad Max and slang-laden teen diaries, The Arabian Nights and police procedurals, "Sleeping Beauty" and the sardonic Death of Terry Pratchett's Discworld. In "Toy Farm," toys grown from the earth wonder, as they fight for their lives: What's the difference between consciousness and humanity?

Talk about Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow: Four Novellas by Daniel Nayeri


Enone
The start of this book is fairly confusing; it's tempting to quit before even finishing the first chapter. Not because it's poorly written - not at all - but because it took reading at least that far to figure out what the situation is. The struggle is well worth it, by all means. I found levels within levels of meanings in the writing - lots of space between the lines for interpretation. There is more than one instance where I had to go back and reread a passage, sometimes to make sure I got the meaning, but sometimes just to relive the satisfaction of a well-written thought or evocative phrase. Like all good allegories, it leaves you wondering if you truly understood all of the symbology and translated all of the metaphors. It's not one of those sit down, tune out, and read for entertainment books (not that there's anything wrong with that...) - this one requires thoughtful reading. It continues to stay with me after turning the last page. I got this for free on my Kindle, but will gladly pay for the rest of the series.
Arashitilar
Like a cross between Rod Sterling and Ray Bradbury.
Ttyr
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Vit
I think the other reviewers are definitely confused. This book is being published for young adults, not children.

Plot Summary: Four novellas representing four different genres. Toy Farm is a western unlike any other-a farm that grows living toys and a ranch the grows empty people. Our Lady of Villains is science fiction, looking at how the near future morphs into the faraway future with the help of technology. Wish Police is a police procedural about a team that locks up wishes that can't or shouldn't or won't come true. Doom with a View is a romance, if Death were in charge of the world. So everyone dies in the end but love conquers all.
Critical Analysis: Nayeri has written two previous books with his sister Dina, Another Faust and Another Pan. Both were sort of retellings, or more re imaginings of classic tales and full of action, suspense and dread. With these novellas. Nayeri wanted to do something a little different. He decided to write stories that would appeal to boys and girls. That would introduce readers to different kinds of stories that they didn't realize they would enjoy. According to his author's note, he wrote all of them on his iPhone.
The sampler I have included the story Doom with a View. I have to admit, it did take me a minute to get into the right frame of mind. The mention of The Princess Bride in the note should have been a clue. Nayeri has taken several age old tropes and turned them sideways. Two families feuding but over the interior decorating world? Two children destined to be together but they don't even speak the same language? One beautiful girl who Death takes by mistake is stuck in limbo, not waiting for the kiss of a prince, but for the paperwork and bureaucracy to clear up and return her to her life. So so so funny! I would have to say that this is unlike anything else being published for teens these days, and I only hope it is a sign that Nayeri has more in store, whether solo or with his sister. I for one can't wait.
Nirn
Well-written? Yes.

Interesting? Yes.

Original? Yes.

But is it a Children's Book? I don't think so. First of all it's a bit confusing. It's set in a different world where Toys are the "people" but instead of being like the Velveteen Rabbit - it's not also populated by humans. It's kind of hard to wrap your mind around as an adult, much less as a child. There is also violence and the threat of additional violence. Not to mention that the beginning of each chapter has the picture of a hangman's noose around the neck of a toy.

Demented? Yes.

And the cover looks so innocent. Also, for the more protective parent, there's a bit of "minor" cussing. This book sort of reminded me of Neil Gaiman's books - Scary like "Coraline" and touching on hard subjects like "Graveyard Book."

My best suggestion is that as a parent you read this book first before handing it to your child. Older children and teens may get a kick out of it, though.
Pad
It's always nice to see someone working outside of, what seem to me, so many tired trends. I would even consider myself "mainstream" in general but I need to reach out for something unique from time to time and this is definitely one those (four times over!) The stories are just literary enough that I'm left contemplating the character's developement or themes without being too heavy a read that I set it down before I'm done with it. I'm giving it high marks because it's quality unique content. If that sounds appealing I suggest picking it up.
Foxanayn
First of all, it's a shame that people have to keep saying that it's "not a children's book". Who said it was supposed to be? There are plenty of great books out there for teens and adults that are "not children's books". I think the words of Gary D. Schmidt on the back cover of the book sum it up well, "Daniel Nayeri plays a modern Lewis Carroll, pulling us down rabbit holes where the world is cockeyed." The worlds that Nayeri creates are much like the world Alice fell into, like an old fairy tale, or a Tim Burton movie-- they may be whimsical, but they can be kinda dark at times. I think my favorite of the novellas was Our Lady of Villians (Wood House), which is set in a future where the relationship between humans and technology is tighter (and more frightening) than ever. I think it raises interesting questions of how far we might let ourselves go as a society, and although it's certainly sci-fi, it's scary how possible it seems. Anyway, this book is definitely worth a read if you like something that's a little "cockeyed."
It is a good and unique book for teenagers and I am sure it will succeed when people find out about it.I like the poet that love conqures death and I believe that is true.I would love to read more books from Daniel:-)