Sunday, October 4, 2009

Vinyl Cafe Unplugged

Dave and his wife Morley would no doubt tell you that life is what you make it. Unfortunately for them, that means a compilation tape of mistakes, miscues, misunderstandings, and muddle. That's not to say that there is anything particularly unusual about the family and friends at the Vinyl Cafe. After all, who wouldn't try to toilet-train a cat? Who hasn't started a small home fix-it job only to set fire to the walls? Created mass hysteria at a school concert? Lost an aging relative while visiting our nation's capital?

I love reading Stuart McLean's Dave and Morley stories. They're down to earth, heartwarming and super funny. And after reading such a "dark" book I needed some funny and light stories. And why not spend time with Dave, Morley and family?

This collection of short stories does not disappoint. It may not be complex but it's super entertaining and so down to earth that you cannot help but love it. You can just imagine yourself in the same situations.

Loved it!

Vinyl Cafe Unplugged by Stuart McLean (4.5/5) Short Stories; Published: Penguin Books - Reprint (9/00); Series: # 3, Vinyl Cafe; Canadian Author; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (111); Canadian Book Challenge 3 (2);

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