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Don't Clean the Aquarium!

The Complete Works of Jeffrey Osier
Narrated by: John Lee
Length: 6 hrs
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Don't Clean the Aquarium is the first volume in the complete works of Jeffrey Osier. This book comprises some of the author's earliest and most memorable stories. Often touted as a successor to Lovecraft, and compared to Thomas Ligotti, Osier's work is dark, surreal, and guaranteed to leave you with images that will haunt you long after you finish listening. From the streets of Chicago to the pages of a lost volume of boyhood reading matter, from the aquarium in the front room to the frigid, drifting snow, get ready for one of the darkest literary rides of your life. Includes an introduction from the author with insights into the writing of each story.

Contents: Author's Introduction "Don't Clean The Aquarium!" "The Shabbie People" "The Big Ol' Clown Lady" "The Hive" "Radio Glossolalia" "Snowlight" "Tiny Islands" "Horizon Line"

©2011 Jeffrey Osier (P)2011 David N. Wilson

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  • Jess H.
  • 26-02-20

Great short stories

I was given this book free for an honest review.

I liked the short stories. They were interesting, different, good character development, and narration was good. There's a couple stories that were great and maybe could have been expanded on to a longer story.

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  • Sutter Kang
  • 09-12-19

For fans of Sci-go horror

Very well written and the narrator is great, but I just couldn’t get into any of the stories. They were good, but nothing stood out to me as exceptional. The book equivalent of Chinese food, it’s good, easy to consume, but you’ll be hungry for something more filling later.

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  • Blackeagle
  • 06-12-19

Do not buy

This book was awful. The only good thing was the narrator. The tales made no sense.