One of the stories that stood out the most for me was A Brief Account of the Great Toilet Paper War of 2012. A story of replacing the toilet paper roll incorrectly for your spouse quickly spirals out of hand. This was something I could completely relate to and I was so wrapped up in the story because it went to the absurd, but was still something that I could almost see happening.
Another story that first had me thoroughly confused and then laughing uncontrollably was Changes for the Chateau. When a French Chateau has the conundrum of offering economy and deluxe suites, but only has one type of room, they decide that the economy rate will include constant annoyances from staff. As I caught on to the game, this story became thoroughly enjoyable and I could see American tourists visiting for just an experience like this.
A story that had me deep in thought was Dreams of Dead Grandpa. Almost everyone has had the experience of losing a grandparent; however, what if you didn’t really know them all that well in life? This story not only had me thinking of death, but also dreaming, and getting to know people.
Overall, an interesting collection of short stories that will have you pondering the experiences of life.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.