Sorry Men

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Pub Date 11 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 10 May 2024

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An intriguing collection of short tales - often very funny and sometimes quite moving - about the very strange inner-life of men.

A father has his daughter's crayon drawings tattooed all over his body so he can never lose sight of them. A commuter pretends to be Russian in an attempt to avoid being robbed. After a first date, a lovesick man plays it cooler than anybody ever has. The ex-husband of a lottery winner finds optimism in the numbers she chose. Two astronauts scour the solar system for a new home for mankind whilst pining for their exes. The world of Sorry Men is one of earnestness and desperation; fate and farce; hilarity and hopelessness. It absolutely will not restore your faith in men.

About the author

Daniel Bird grew up in Dorset, England, where he never missed a day of his paper round. He studied Drama and Theatre Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London. He holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham and a DipTESOL from Trinity College London. His work has appeared in Liars' League Hong Kong, Litro, Reflex Press, Mono, Fragmented Voices and Coffin Bell. He lives and works in Hong Kong.

An intriguing collection of short tales - often very funny and sometimes quite moving - about the very strange inner-life of men.

A father has his daughter's crayon drawings tattooed all over his body...

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Sorry Men by Daniel Bird

An interesting book with short stories about sorry of the men. The author Daniel has a great sense of humor. His writing style for these short chapters are in the similar pattern, which keeps me entertained to guess the twisting part.

Different chapter different man, sorry men…!

Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for my copy.

Pub date: March 11, 2024

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The author was right, this book did not restore my faith in men. I had to put the book down and walk away after one story because I was ANGRY. Regardless this was a quick read and I don’t know about “enjoyable” but I guess I had fun.

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What a fantastic little book!

The stories are funny and very thought provoking, I really enjoyed it and devoured it in a day.

Big thanks to Cameron publishing and NetGalley for the copy

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Sorry Men is a refreshing and fun collection of stories about the everyday life of men.

Despite having a theme, it included enough range to keep my interest with emotional topics, fun happenings and everything in between. I found myself chuckling every now and then at the outrageous situations the characters put themselves through, and thinking "Yep. The men in my life would totally do that."

It's really easy to read too! The short stories were indeed short, often a couple of pages each. That helped keep my momentum going and I found myself finishing the book without even realizing it. Some stories end in unpredictable places, leaving you to guess some of the details, while others stand on their own. It's a great mix, and it's a perfect book for busy people or short reading bursts.

If you're a fan of short story collections, slice-of-life, and want to learn what's going through the mind of men, this one's for you!

✨ Disclaimer ✨ I received a free copy of this book and this is my honest review.

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Ever since I got this book I've been so excited to read it! The cover drew me in initially and once I read the blurb I was obsessed with the idea and it really lived up to my expectations. Each story, all very short, some spanning a whole lifetime and some a single moment, was entertaining to read. Most of them were funny, some absolutely hilarious, but there was also a couple of wholesome ones and even one that made me almost cry. I loved the twists at the end, where most of the stories took a bizarre unexpected turn when you thought you knew what was going on, some of them were completely insane and I loved it. I could definitely read a lot more of these! I've already recommended it to my husband because I know it's the exact kind of thing he'll love, but I'd recommend it to you too!

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