MRU21: Monsters

The story that generated the most debate was Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose. It was not our favourite story to begin with, but after diving into the strange of the man who cannot remember names (but comes up with many), we began to appreciate the deceptively simple story. We would definitely like to read more of Mr Barba and Mr Mo in the future.

“The Coming Flood” by Andrés Barba (Spain)
A woman wants a horn.

“Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose” from Stranger Things Happen (2001) by Kelly Link (US)
A man has trouble remembering names.
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“Frogs” (2009) novel excerpt by Mo Yan (CN)
A woman tells the story of how she met her husband.

“Petroleum Venus” (2009) novel excerpt by Alexander Snegiryov (Russia)
A father and son talk about art and oil.

Extra: “Beasts of Burden: Stray” e-comic by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson (US)

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