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The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria

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    One of the best short sto­ry col­lec­­tions I have read in the past few years. Fun­ny, in­­ter­est­ing, and a page turn­er. It's al­­so in­­sane­­ly quotable, even if most of the quotes would not make sense be­­fore read­­ing the book, all of these make me gig­­gle now:

    "He looked like some piebald prophet came to car­ry hu­­man­i­­ty on­­to its next evo­lu­­tion"

    "I put my faith in ev­ery­thing I did not un­der­­s­tand about the world and stabbed my wife in the as­s"

    "And then I al­­most kicked a pi­­geon"

    I would rec­om­­mend this book to ... well, any­one, but if you en­joyed a book from Kel­­ly Link (I heard some peo­­ple don't, po­brecitos) you will like this one. It's not as beau­ti­­ful­­ly writ­ten, but there is a sim­i­lar­i­­ty of wit, of whim­sy, of tone. That things can be heart­break­ing and fun­ny at the same time, be­­cause life is like that.