Charles Yu’s collection Sorry Please Thank You is every bit as delightful and interesting as Third Class Superhero. If you’ll remember, I’m not typically a big reader of short fiction. However, there’s something special about Charles Yu.
I think part of the deal is that the premise of each of his stories is so interesting — so unusual and creative — that as soon as I realize what’s going on, I’m hooked. I mean, this collection is full of creative ideas: a man who feels other people’s pain for hire, a character in a video game who realizes his life is just some kid’s quest — the book is full of unique characters whose worlds give me a different perspective on the world I live in.
Go get this book. Then read it. Then ponder over the many mental adventures you got to go on while reading this book.
GOOD FOR: Creative types, philosophers, and anyone interested in being entertained.
BAD FOR: Lazy minds, conformists, and readers addicted to stark realism.
GOOD WITH: The People of Paper, Good Omens, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.