Posts Tagged ‘Frank Tavares’


The Man who Built Boxes – “Best Short Story, Ever”

February 19, 2014

 The Man who Built Boxes

Man Who Built Cropped

by Frank Tavares, 240 pages, $8.99

Bacon Press Books (January 13, 2014)

Available from Amazon. Click here:  The Man Who Built Boxes and other stories

Most of these stories are “close but no cigar.” Astoundingly realistic characters who remind me of Pirandello. Except in search of a play, they are in search of a plot. All, that is, except the title story. It is perfect and one of the best short stories I have ever read. It is well worth the price of the book alone and shows how the rest of the selections are working toward this. Wow! This is a life changer.