Dr. King's Refrigerator: And Other Bedtime Stories PDF

Dr. King's Refrigerator: And Other Bedtime Stories PDF


  • Hardcover
  • 123 pages
  • Dr. King's Refrigerator: And Other Bedtime Stories
  • Charles R. Johnson
  • English
  • 11 October 2014
  • 9780743264532

10 thoughts on “Dr. King's Refrigerator: And Other Bedtime Stories

  1. David Blaylock David Blaylock says:

    Semi ambiguous endings are not my favorite


  2. John John says:

    An uneven collection of short stories by Johnson the author of Middle Passage and Dreamer Probably for fans and completists only; only one of the stories Kwoon was fully realized I would recommend starting elsewhere if you want to read Johnson


  3. Rachael Rachael says:

    Dr King's Refrigerator And Other Bedtime Stories is the first book I've read after returning to Michigan from Wisconsin don't ask The uality of the stories varies from the forgettable Sweet Dreams to the bizarre and not in a good way Cultural Relativity to the bizarre in a slightly better but ultimately unsatisfying way The Gift of the Osuo and the fairly enjoyable Dr King's Refrigerator and KwoonFor the most part Johnson grabbed my interest with the premises of his stories but the endings seemed abrupt and half assed Personally I would only the titular story and Kwoon and I'm glad he chose to end the book with the latter story because its ending was the most satisfying It is because of these two stories that I give this book a rating of three stars rather than the two stars I was considering throughoutI should mention that short stories have to try a lot harder to win my enjoyment I prefer novels which at least have some sort of conclusion most of the time with loose ends tied up With short stories it's like Well that happened Of course the entire point of a short story is to be episodic and there are definitely short stories that I have thoroughly enjoyedIn the end however this book simply wasn't my cup of tea


  4. Nancy Nancy says:

    I only listened to Kwoon in this short story collection through LeVar Burton Reads Set in Chicago a young man named David opens a martial art studio to not only teach fighting skills but to teach others self control and accountability Ed an older new student joins and challenges David to a fight in front of other students but fights dirty and beats David up Although we are given Ed's perspective of why he choose to do this this puts David's livelihood in jeopardy as he was shamed in front of everyone But David perseveres in the end not through physical fighting but through his attitude and values I was really rooting for the aptly named David in what turned out to be a David and Goliath tale


  5. J Name J Name says:

    This book contains a strong set of short stories I'm not really sure why but the story The Gift of the Osuo deeply disturbed me His stories are written in a simple straightforward style sometimes containing advanced vocabulary Some of the tales told are simple while others have a lot to unpack Most of the stories are ten pages long which I appreciate since I have attention problems but I wanted to keep on reading this due to being generally impressed with it Incidentally the copy I have is signed and I found it at Goodwill it was given to a specific person and I saw Middle Passage at the same Goodwill and hopefully it is still there is that too is a signed copy


  6. Eva Therese Eva Therese says:

    Part of the LeVar Burton reads this is a short story about martial arts and the deeper meaning of doing it The story is told from the view of two men who gets off on the wrong foot because they both have prejudices about each other but who manages to find some kind of common ground towards the endI was really impressed with the way the story evolved halfway through and the fact that I don't know anything about fighting didn't stop me from enjoying it


  7. Cary Kostka Cary Kostka says:

    This proved to be a fascinating collection of stories that i uickly ripped through The writing is descriptive yet short and many of the plots in here could easily be expanded into stand alone novellas


  8. RA RA says:

    A mixed bag of short stories some good some yawners


  9. Amy Amy says:

    the hell??


  10. MaryRose MaryRose says:

    Narrated to me by LeVar Burton on his podcast


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About the Author: Charles R. Johnson

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