Goodin, Robert – Binibus Barnabus
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Man, these Robot Publishing books are quick reads. I don’t think any of them have taken me any longer than two minutes to get through. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, mind you. This one is about Binibus Barnabus (obviously) and how he falls in love with a creature he sees in the water. Odd and more like a fable than a traditional mini, but not bad. This seems kind of suppressed somehow, like he had a lot more to say but felt obligated to put it all in this small book. I’m getting that mostly through the casual asides that he throws out to flesh out the main character that never go anywhere. Strange how I’ve read two of these today and they’re both about a man falling in love with an aquatic creature. I got this one through Top Shelf too, and you could do a lot worse.