California Bookwatch Review



The Empire of Ice Cream
Jeffrey Ford
Golden Gryphon
3002 Perkins Road, Urbana, IL 61802
1930846398 $24.95 www.goldengryphon.com

In 2002 Jeffrey Ford's first science fiction collection received much critical acclaim; here's his second, THE EMPIRE OF ICE CREAM, to provide a wonderful set of short stories diverse in subject and nearly surreal in description. Indeed, it's Ford's lovely turns of phrase which keep images solid in mind and lend to his whimsical, detailed story of very different lives, from the boatman of Hell who decides to go on vacation to the story of a young boy's coming of age in a town trying to live with perceived violence.

California Bookwatch, June 2006



 

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