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Tales of Brother Goose
by Brett Nicholas Moore   

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Category: 

Humor

Publisher:  Wasteland Press ISBN-10:  1600470211 Type: 
Pages: 

89

Copyright:  May 2006 ISBN-13:  9781600470219
Fiction

Mother Goose wrote tales and nursery rhymes which captivated generation after generation. Her stories still flourish today. The first edition of these tales was published at the end of the 17th century. Three hundred years later her son, Brother Goose, began writing his own tales. He was raised on his mother’s stories, but he also watched a lot of television growing up. This book is indicative of both influences and includes versions of some of his mother’s classics like Cinderella and Puss in Boots. He gathered together all of these tales to make this delightful children’s book, Tales of Brother Goose, which should not be read by children.

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The Devil Came Down From Terminateville

 

Lee was the one who came up with the idea. Fred was the one who planned it. Lisa was the one against it. Jeff was the one who paid Greg to execute it. Greg was the one who killed Lee. Mike was the one who concealed the facts. Tom was the one who revealed them. Chris was the one who recovered them. Fred was the one who planned it. Lisa was the one against it. Jeff was the one who paid Greg to execute it. Greg was the one who killed Tom. Lee was the one who came back to life. Greg was the one who gave half the money back to Jeff. Fred was the one who asked Lee why he came up with the idea. The Devil was the one who made him do it.
 

                       
 

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Lee and Fred are the ones who became tight with the Devil. The Devil was the one who told them to get rid of Lisa. Fred planned it. Lisa was the one against it. Jeff paid Greg to execute it. Greg was the one who killed Lisa. The police are the ones who caught Greg. Lee and Fred are the ones who denied knowing him. The Devil told Lee and Fred to get rid of Greg. Fred planned it. Jeff was the one who sent money to the jail for Greg. Greg was the one who killed himself. The Devil was the one who started his own vacuum cleaner business. Lee and Fred are the ones who sold them. Mike and Chris are the ones who ran them to different countries and got lost in Mexico. Mike and Chris are the ones who sent a postcard the next week saying, “don’t wait up, we’re dead.” And so continued the Devil, Lee, Jeff, and Fred.
 

                                                                                   
 

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The Devil was the one who got caught with an underage goat. Lee and Fred are the ones who covered it up but ran out of money in the process. The Devil was the one who came up with the idea. Fred planned it. Jeff was the one who didn’t have any money to execute it. Lee told Jeff he would execute it for free. Lee was the one who killed Jeff. The Devil was the one who changed himself into a beautiful woman. Lee was the one who asked her out on a date. Fred was the one who asked if he could have the next dance. Lee was the one who told her that Fred was a bastard. Fred was the one who told her that Lee had no penis. The Devil was the one who came up with the idea. Fred was the one who planned it. Lee was the one who accepted it. Lee and Fred are the ones who stood back to back with revolvers in hands and walked ten paces. Lee shot Fred. Fred shot Lee. The Devil was the one who laughed over their dead bodies and lifted his mask. Tom was the one under it. Tom was the one who planned the revenge. Lisa was the one against it.
 

 




 

 

 

 

 

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Reader Reviews for "Tales of Brother Goose"

Reviewed by Frances Lynn 4/20/2007
I bet Mother Goose is turning in her grave. Brett Nicholas Moore, who is a quirky and original writer has written a sophisticated and humorous book called “Tales of Brother Goose,” a clever modern day satire on Mother Goose’s late seventeenth century stories and rhymes.

Brett is the Prince of the denouements. His story’s ultimate twists are superb. He’s such a good short story teller that I paradoxically never wanted them to end, but also couldn’t wait to finish them so that I could discover his unpredictable endings. I loved his post climax in ‘Puss in boots’. Most of the old fairy tales have an evil protagonist and the violence is dealt in a simplistic manner. Some of the action in this story is explicitly lurid to suit today’s reader’s jaded palette for gruesome deaths. I hope I’m not giving away too much when this story has a postscript happy ending, a theme reminiscent of the old tales when the good character(s) wins.

All Brett Nicholas Moore’s stories are top-notch, but I preferred the ones with human characters to the animal ones. It’s hard to decide which tale I liked best in the book, but one of my favourites has got to be Cinderella. It’s a salacious hoot! Like in all his stories, just when I was led into a false sense of security, being made to remember the original version with nostalgia, Brett shocked me into laughing out loud with idiosyncratic nuggets of displaced 21st century life. He really knows how to startle the writer, especially when he uses modernistic slang and lingo, incongruous in his faithfully parodied old fairy tales.

Brett is an incredibly clever and inventive writer, proved by his hilarious and unique “Tragedy of Errors.” This Old Worlde spoof about the political backstabbing in the court of a king and queen is so unique, it’s worth buying “Tales Of Brother Goose” alone. Buy it, but not for the kids.

Copyright: Frances Lynn, 2007


Reviewed by Randall Barfield 10/20/2006
Sounds great so far. I really like your stuff. "Child" is a special read. Cheers and thanks for sharing.


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