by John Brandon
This lived up to the promise of the amazing short story by Brandon in a recent issue of The Oxford American. I’m surprised it didn’t garner more attention when it came out, especially since it got a rave review by Daniel Handler in The New York Times. The main premise of the plot (a fantastically low-key kidnapping) is wildly unbelievable, but I loved the writing so much that I just didn’t care. It’s worth reading for the depiction of Mr. Hibma alone.