Go Random Strangers You Are Awesome
Surprising, funny and never content to settle for trite answers, Go Random Strangers You Are Awesome brings together the very best of Marcel Currin’s cheerful weekly opinion columns, offering a fresh look at everything from politics to poetry. Whether grappling with questions of national identity, trying to catch the latest episode of Game of Thrones or making up new words in the kitchen, Go Random Strangers You Are Awesome is a celebration of creativity, an appeal to our better human nature and a manifesto for treating each other with a bit of respect.
If you are in Tauranga there might be a paperback copy or two still to find at Dry Dock Cafe (Wharf Street) or Books a Plenty (Grey Street). Thanks to both of those fine places for stocking my books.
Ministry of Ideas
Paperback sold out sorry – get it for Kindle
A man learns he will never be funny again. He also has a beer with Jesus, an argument with a household spider and he discovers that his tolerator is broken. (What’s a tolerator? It helps you tolerate stuff.) It’s just another day in the off-beat world of the Ministry of Ideas, 59 zippy short stories from New Zealand poet and writer Marcel Currin, master of domestic surrealism. Is domestic surrealism even a genre? That’s probably a question for the All-Knowing Duck of Paradise. Either way, the Ministry of Ideas is where ordinary life collides with the bizarre without ever raising its eyebrows.