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Thank You For Your Sperm Strange and great and funny and beautiful This isn't one I'll recommend to just anyone It's an odd blend of poetry and flash fiction with overtones of surrealism and absurdism What's English is the author's second language which seems to make the prose simpler angular and bizarre Each piece here is like a super condensed weird and compelling dream And like all dreams the interpretation is left open to the dreamer Some make you think Wow and some Okay now what? A collection of 80 short and very short stories which writer John Minichillo calls short brilliant playful poetic blasts a baby's first word is 'Hitler' the Greek God Mars donates his divine seed to a fertility clinic a portal turns spiders into flowers The Serious Writer buys an iPad a mother burns an autistic child listens Marcus Speh a German writer living in Germany has a better command of English than just about anyone His short pieces are sometimes personal often poignant and always perfect You want to know what this book is? It's the collective human memory What do we remember? We remember beauty; we remember purity; we remember loss; we remember the absurd the fantastic the somber the uplifting the unresolved; we remember atrocity as well as absolution in the face of it Have you forgotten these things? TYFYS is for you Remember these things all too well? TYFYS is for you also I'll tell you what this book is to me it's a treasure chest full of shards of indelible humanity Well what are you waiting for? Marcus Speh has a vital innovative mind that energetically clears paths through unexplored country and with his machete he finds ways through even the most resistant undergrowth In Thank You for the Sperm Speh proves that by putting into words what has never been thought one makes the unknown tangible and open to examination For instance when one of his narrators describes how he drifted into thoughts of alien spaceships fighting over the last women on the planet we know that we are about to enter an unknown world poetical in part but also genre defying In this exuisite prose collection Marcus Speh offers the reader a deft and skilful exploration of the actual mechanisms of thought without any underlying prescriptive or bombastic authorial intentions What we find on every page is a ferocious display of imagination As Speh comments I hung that tie in the window as a message for everyone that freedom is still a possibility If there is still the opportunity through this union of poetry and experimental prose to achieve a moment of freedom then reading still has a purpose Reminiscent both of old central Europe in his philosophical high mindedness and the twenty first century in his instinctive grasp of form timbre and content Marcus Speh has a wonderful ability to stay on the friendly side of obscurity He also has a healthy if almost habitual interest in sex which is never a bad thing The courage depth and versatility of Thank You for Your Sperm is really a cut above anything else I have seen in the flash fiction form and one could comfortably say that with this collection Speh enters the front rank of international flash fiction writers But this statement does not by a long shot give him the credit he deserves Thank You for Your Sperm is the opening move in an authorship already mature and ready to progress into other areas and my guess is that Marcus Speh will progress into longer fiction In the seuential Serious Writer pieces we already see signs of this Here the author seem to be straining at the leash to cut free of brevity and develop himself across hundreds of pages Gallop on Mr Speh you are already covering a lot of country but you will cover much Ecstatic formally inventive flash fiction which unless I'm forgetting something this is the only time I've read a full book of flash and enjoyed it ever though there are a few series as well so no problem with thematic coherency See The Serious Writer and read about his penis Each piece is generally sculpted well enough it feels like an extremely clear poem; covering everything from surrealism to almost SF to general weirdness I can't claim to be knowledgeable about flash but this is pretty easily the best take on it I've seen which is especially interesting because I'm pretty sure Speh who I think is German is pulling a Novakov sort of thing and writing in exuisite English A full review will be coming on another site later but here's a brief introduction of this excellent short fiction collection by Marcus Speh Each fiction is a small yet remarkably full world sculpted from its characters These are imaginative real but also fantastical interpretations of the human condition It is great to have them all in one place

About the Author: Marcus Speh

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