Fables from the Mud
iby Erik Quisling
At long last come the tales of perhaps the three greatest invertebrates who ever lived... Fables from the Mud compiles the triumphant accounts of three modern-day invertebrate heroes and their tireless quests for self-revelation: "The Angry Clam" reveals the trials and tribulations of a clam struggling with the absurd reality of his own impotence. "Adventures of Glen in My Stone Garden" is the story of a cynical ant whose view of the world is turned on its head by the discovery of a magical stone garden. "Grant's Tomb" is the tale of a great warrior worm who, despite having achieved everything he'd striven for in life, is still left feeling empty and alone
"A classic with the likes of Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince."
- The Boston Globe (October, 2007)
"Very occasionally a book comes along that breaks out from the norm, that can be taken on many different levels, and more importantly, enjoyed by a wide audience. Erik Quisling has produced such a work with Fables From The Mud. It may be a quick read, but it is a very contemplative work, and one that once you finish it, you will want to reflect on the stories. Minimalist it certainly is, but it is well worth the price of admission. There is something for everyone in this book."
- The Cleveland Plains Dealer (September, 2007)
"A mix of hard truths, humor, and compassion...as disturbing as it is illuminating."
- Gahan Wilson of The New Yorker Magazine
"There is plenty of material packed into these little gems to warrant re-reading. The comedy and insight are wily, creative, and on a deeper level, profound. They are prime specimens of an independent author working with a highly unconventional literary form, which possesses great wryness and a great sense of life."
- 5 Star Book Review (October, 2007)
"A Masterpiece... a classic that will withstand the test of time."
- Yasuhiko Kimura, Author of The Book of Balance
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