The Scream

The Scream

Book - 2006
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Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2006.
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9780771061325
Branch Call Number: MIS
Characteristics: 34 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Urquhart, Tony

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wyenotgo
May 14, 2016

Masterful!
Within these few pages, Mistry succeeds in encompassing the sum total of an old man's shrinking world, with all of its resentment, irony, wry humor, defiance. But there's no regret or despair, just a sense of loss, accompanied by a secret grin at the knowledge that "the others in the back rooms" haven't fooled him at all.

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1aa
Nov 30, 2015

An allusion filled story; sensitive, quiet, and a bit mysterious.
I had an intractable feeling that it was an excerpt from something larger, rather than just a story on its own.

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uncommonreader
Aug 02, 2012

A 34 page soliloquay of an old man, illustrated by Tony Urquhart.

Kirbs Sep 14, 2010

This slim book accomplishes in a simple telling what few (Beckett, Albee, Wally Shawn) can/do: "There is no escape."

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vickiz
Jan 10, 2009

This short story is an intriguing puzzle, letting the reader sort out what is fact and what is the feverish fiction of the narrator's ailing mind. This beautiful edition is complemented perfectly by Tony Urquhart's colourful but slightly macabre mixed media illustrations.

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Hadley
Jan 20, 2009

The first time I heard the scream outside my window, I had just fallen asleep. It was many nights ago. The sound pierced the darkness like a needle. Behind it, it pulled an invisible thread of pain.

The night was suffocating, I remember. There was no sign of rain. The terrible cry disturbed the dry, dusty air, then died in silence.

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