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By Andrew Biss | Comments: ( 298 ) | Date: ( May 26, 2020 )

Strange Tales of the Curiously Uncommon is a collection of darkly humorous short stories, each with a cunning twist in the tail When extraordinary events befall some of London s most ordinary of inhabitants, unexpected turns lead to some witty, strange, yet ultimately satisfying results.An Honest Mistake Madge has long since surrendered herself to the verbal abuse doledStrange Tales of the Curiously Uncommon is a collection of darkly humorous short stories, each with a cunning twist in the tail When extraordinary events befall some of London s most ordinary of inhabitants, unexpected turns lead to some witty, strange, yet ultimately satisfying results.An Honest Mistake Madge has long since surrendered herself to the verbal abuse doled out to her by her belligerent husband, Stan On this particular evening, however, her fears of a rat beneath the floorboards, combined with her natural absent mindedness, result in her dishing up Stan not only his evening mealbut perhaps his just deserts A Familiar Face Two elderly Cockney women, old friends, meet up in a London caf shortly after one them, Dora, has been widowed As Dora s grief and anger grows increasingly fervent, her good friend Eydie begins to suspect there may be to her angst than the loss of a loved one When Dora calmly removes from her shopping bag a large glass jar containing a human head, discussions over its mysterious identity and how it came to be lodged in the cupboard under her stairs lead to some startling revelations.A Slip of the Tongue Miss Perkins, tired of the constant innuendos and sexual insinuations of her employer, Mr Reams, has decided to hand in her notice On this particular morning, however, Mr Reams decides to take things one step further Unfortunately for him, due to Miss Perkins natural nervous disposition and a telephone that rings at a shockingly high pitch, he soon discovers he s bitten off than he can chewor at least, one of them has.An Embarrassing Odour Ethel, a frail, widowed pensioner, sits down one evening to tackle her daily crossword puzzle, when suddenly her tranquil world is turned upside down as a burglar breaks into her home believing it to be unoccupied While Ethel vainly attempts to forge a relationship with the violent delinquent before her, his concerns lie only in getting his hands on her valuablesat and the unpleasant smell that fills the room As Ethel shamefully admits, it s an embarrassing odour for a seventy eight year old to have, but what her intruder doesn t know is quite whyough he s about to find out A Stunning Confession As Ron and Jan made themselves comfortable on their sofa, they thought they were settling in for just another quiet night in front of the television But beneath the surface of this seemingly benign evening of domestic routine, each was withholding a guilty secret from the other, and on this particular evening one of them found they could contain themselves no longer.Approximately 22,000 words 88pp About the AuthorAndrew Biss is an award winning author and playwright whose work has received critical acclaim in both the U.S and the U.K In 2011 he was named as a finalist for the prestigious Heideman Award He is a graduate of the University of the Arts London and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.


  • Title: Strange Tales of the Curiously Uncommon
  • Author: Andrew Biss
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  • Page: 103
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About Author:

Andrew Biss

The works of award winning author and playwright Andrew Biss have been produced in New York, London, Los Angeles, and many other cities across North America and Europe His plays have won awards on both coasts of the U.S critical acclaim in the U.K and are an Off Off Broadway mainstay.He is published by Smith Kraus, Inc Meriwether Publishing Ltd and JAC Publishing Promotions.He is a graduate of the University of the Arts London, and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.



Comments Strange Tales of the Curiously Uncommon

  • David

    I read this set of five stories in under an hour. The collection is available as a Kindle e-book for $2.99. The stories are very reminiscent of Roald Dahl's "Tales of the Unexpected", both in terms of the slightly arch, tongue-in-cheek, style, and in sharing a number of plot elements. Andrew Biss doesn't quite match the sustained brilliance that Dahl was capable of, but he does bring these tales off with a certain panache. Three of the stories, unfortunately, were so entirely predictable that al [...]


  • Timothy Mayer

    These short stories by Andrew Bliss are worth the afternoon it will take to read them. Dark and amusing, they are all set in present day London. Which ties it into a specific locale, but can make reading them a challenge for the *ahem* Thames challenged. Also illustrated with some wicked photographs.The collection begins with “An Honest Mistake”. A working class couple are having a family argument. The husband is a lout and his wife forgetful. It all ends rather dramatically. Oh, yes: a mous [...]


  • Ellen

    I downloaded this collection of fun short stories for my Kindle on a freebie day. It's a good example of British humor with a whiff of Edgar Allen Poe. I'd definitely pick up another of his books.


  • Danielle

    This was such a fun read! I enjoyed every story. I am definitely going to check out the authors other books.


  • Gina

    Description- Strange Tales of the Curiously Uncommon is a collection of darkly humorous short stories, each with a cunning twist in the tail. When extraordinary events befall some of London's most ordinary of inhabitants, unexpected turns lead to some witty, strange, yet ultimately satisfying results. This was a very amusing read. This short book is really a collection of 5 short stories that are all set in London and I have to tell you that Andrew Biss really has a good knack at storytelling. T [...]


  • Grampy

    "Strange Tales of the Curiously Uncommon" by Andrew Biss is a collection of five bizarre tales. A couple of the stories in this collection are really pretty good. Overall, the collection is just "okay" for my tastes. But my tastes and yours may be worlds apart. In fact, it would be "curiously uncommon" if our tastes were NOT different! So even though I wasn't overly thrilled with the book, it did have some good points to it, and you may just love it. If nothing else, you can just read the storie [...]


  • Christine

    Strange Tales of the Curiously Uncommon is a collection of five short stories. An Honest Mistake; A Familiar Face; A Slip of the Tongue; An Embarrassing Odour; A Stunning Confession. This is dark humour with each of the stories having a twist at the end. Also, each story has its own mad black and white photograph.


  • Deborah

    Andrew Biss's five tales of strange dark humor are told in his collection of "Strange Tales of the Curiously Uncommon." Soe of the stories were prdictable. My favorite is the story of a widow who finds a head in a jar after her husband passes away. Delightfully strange stories.


  • Theresa Abney

    I particularly enjoyed An Embarrassing Odour.


  • Mindy

    Twisted


  • Gina

    Like Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected, except not good. Not terrible, but seriously lacking in finesse.


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