Books by Michael Wilding

HER MOST BIZARRE SEXUAL EXPERIENCE by Michael Wilding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 1991

"The title story, by the way, in case you're wondering, is an ironic little one-pager, deliberately flat as a pancake."
Australian newcomer Wilder offers a pocketful of stories that read by and large like apprentice pieces culled, say, mainly from writer-to-be student days. ``Beach Report'' is a word-sprightly satire in the manner of Barthelme, about a TV-jaded society whose members are happy to have their thinking taken over for them by visitors in flying saucers; ``The Vampire's Assistant at the 157 Steps'' (a maker of cheap movies overstays his welcome in a friend's cliff-house) follows in the sometimes revelatory real-is-surreal path; and what may be the best piece in the book (``The West Midland Underground'') creates a pensive collage of self and place and history as its narrator contemplates a legendary rail system. Read full book review >