~Written by Michael Frissore
A kindly organ grinder and his performing monkey adopt a young boy after his father spontaneously combusts; a barber living inside a whiskey bottle confronts the neighborhood nuisance who wields a dead squirrel like a pair of nunchucks; and an unruly gang of sock puppets are born in a basement dojo. Welcome to Puppet Shows, thirteen outlandish stories from a writer Tucson Weekly called "a very funny weirdo." (Amazon)
Puppet Shows is a collection of short stories each with their own bizarre plot and often times humorous ending.
I found each of the stories to be well written, enjoyable, and a little off the wall. I particularly liked Grandpa & Me which begins with a crazy little bedtime story and ends with the ghost of grandpa. The quirky action leading up to the grandpa's death is comical and strange. It's certainly a reading experience you'll not soon forget.
The stories contained within Puppet Shows are odd, outrageous and sometimes shocking, but nonetheless entertaining. I recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.