Don't Go Breaking My Heart
December 6, 2008 12:37 PM   Subscribe

Some of the best short-short fiction I've read recently has been that of the Heartbroke Daily, the stories of the love affairs of (fictional) Knox Dupree, who "fall[s] in love too easily" and "as a result [...] suffer[s] from near constant heartbreak." Start from the beginning and work forward. (via Presurfer)

Honestly, the poignant life-reflection short-short format reminds me a little bit of Einstein's Dreams, for those who are familiar with and liked that.
posted by WCityMike (4 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is essentialy the same idea as Dan Rhodes' collection, Anthropology; anecdotes of failed relationships with surreal women.

http://www.amazon.com/Anthropology-101-True-Love-Stories/dp/184195649X

I think Rhodes' are perhaps a bit wittier.
posted by munyeca at 1:18 PM on December 6, 2008


[This is good]

Munyeca: I'll have to check that out.
posted by Freen at 1:22 PM on December 6, 2008


Not having read the book in question, I can't speak to it, but I don't think this guy is reaching for wit very often. Sure, there's some humor, but a lot of it is just bittersweet, and I find the circumstances unusual. I'll definitely have to add Rhodes' book to my reading list, though.
posted by WCityMike at 2:12 PM on December 6, 2008


This stuff reminds me of former Mefite Dobbs' non-fiction stuff. The latest entry is even similar to one he wrote a while ago about a girl who posed naked for him while he was blocked writing a screenplay. (Disclosure: I know him in real life and occasionally dog sit for him.)
posted by Manhasset at 8:20 PM on December 6, 2008


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