| Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow: Four Novellas by Daniel Nayeri by Daniel Nayeri
432 pages, Candlewick Press, (2011-10-11)
What a cool book! I love this title and this cover! And what’s even better than those? The trailers for the 4 short stories! You MUST go watch them!
Written entirely on an iPhone, this quartet of YA novellas by Another Pan and Another Faust author Daniel Nayeri showcases four different genres. This bold collection of novellas by Another series author Daniel Nayeri features four riveting tales. These modern riffs on classic genres will introduce young adult readers to a broad range of writing styles that explore universally compelling themes such as identity and belonging, betrayal and friendship, love and mortality. Straw House: A Western sizzling with suspense, set in a land where a rancher grows soulless humans and a farmer grows living toys. Wood House: This science-fiction tale plunges the reader into a future where reality and technology blend imperceptibly, and a teenage girl must race to save the world from a nano-revolution that a corporation calls “ReCreation Day.” Brick House: This detective story set in modern NYC features a squad of “wish police” and a team of unlikely detectives. Blow: A comedic love story told by none other than Death himself, portrayed here as a handsome and charismatic hero who may steal your heart in more ways than one. With humor, suspense, and relatable prose, this hip and cutting-edge collection dazzles.
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Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow – Wish Police Commercial from Candlewick Press on Vimeo.
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3 thoughts on “Trailers: Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow by Daniel Nayeri”
I have to give Daniel props–not just for whiting a whole book on an iphone (because hell, I am the typo QUEEN on those things), but that he’d be bold enough to tackle four genres in one book. Can’t say I’ve seen that trick done before.
I just couldn’t get into them, sorry Jess.