Tag Archives: metafiction

A Quieter Story

A girl sets out to write a story about a kitten, but the kitten objects, wanting to be called a tiger. The tiger wants bigger and bigger adventures until the tension is unbearable for the tiger, and ridiculous for the … Continue reading

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123 Versus ABC

If a book about numbers and a book about letters meshed, and then the numbers and the letters fought about whose book it was, well, you’d have 123 Versus ABC by Mike Boldt. The letter A and the number 1 host a growing parade of … Continue reading

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Introducing Limelight Larry

The book is meant to be about Limelight Larry, but Mouse, Elephant, Wolf and other forest animals keep cluttering up the pages. What’s a peacock to do? A fabulous example of metafiction with a glossy spread reminiscent of Rainbow Fish, Introducing Limelight Larry shows … Continue reading

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