Cas’s Book Review: Nobody Home – Tales of Quirk

5 out of 5

Book by Glad Farley

Strange. Absurd. Hilarious.

Reindeers getting drunk the night before Christmas. Woolly mammoths skewering warehouse workers. Disembodied heads riding skateboards. Anything is possible in these outlandish stories. 

Nobody Home: Tales of Quirk is a collection of skits, flash fiction, screenplays, and short stories that celebrates the surreal, weird, and darkly humorous side of life. A satire of society, the stories are a mixture of magical realism, slapstick, burlesque, and anecdotal comedy that will have even the most serious personalities laughing out loud. And crying… in happy tears. 

Glad Farley adopts a casual writing style that easily engages and captures attention. Honestly, one truly doesn’t know what to expect, but whatever can happen will happen when it comes to Farley’s quirky narrative style. If American cartoonist Gary Larson (The Far Side) wrote stories, this would be it. 

A truly enjoyable reading experience. If you love The Simpsons, Futurama, Monty Python, or The Two Ronnies, Farley’s Nobody Home: Tales of Quirk must be entered on your TBR list.