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Fun with Problems by Robert Stone.. You may not want to see yourself or someone you love in one of Stone’s characters, but they are each and all fully realized, if complicated and compromised people. These stories are an adventure, mostly on the dark side.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Lonely and frustrated lives are explored in this new collection from the National Book Award–winning author of Dog Soldiers. Stone's evocative prose treads through the murky waters of dead dreams and waning hopes, bringing out the pathetic and nasty side of people warped by addiction, sex, violence and time.."

Publishers Weekly

"Each character comes closer and closer to truth, but heartbreakingly, never quite turns the corner. You know they are on the right track though and that makes suffering with these characters enjoyable. The epithet for Fun with Problems could read: folks who don’t fail all of the time.."


Author bio: Robert Stone (born 1937) is a critically well regarded American novelist, whose work is typically characterized by psychological complexity, political concerns, and dark humor. He dropped out of high school in 1954 and joined the Navy for four years, where he worked as a journalist. In 1967 Stone published his first novel, A Hall of Mirrors, which won a William Faulkner Foundation award for best first novel. The novel's success led to a Guggenheim Fellowship and began Stone's career as a professional writer and teacher. More information can be found here:

Book Details: Thriller; 195 pp. Gripping read: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions

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