A Thousand Morons

A Thousand Morons



The Pequod Review:

A Thousand Morons is a collection of nineteen short stories and vignettes. These feature Quim Monzo at his most playful and humorous, though least substantial. Here is the narrator of “The Coming of Spring:”

Having sick leave for father was the proof that he knew how to get the most out of life. He uttered those same words - sick leave - with the same respect that other people utter the name of the king, the author of the best history book ever written or the scientist who has discovered the most sought after vaccine. 'I've been given sick leave,' he would say proudly... To succeed in running one lot of sick leave into another was his main aim in life.