Thirty-Three Convoluted Solutions to The World’s Simplest Robbery

I quite like this self-aware train-of-thought story–David Moscovich writes in a unique, absurd manner that is often quite funny. Taking on this piece can be a challenge–it is hardly a cohesive narrative, and it takes over half of its duration to move from the author’s abstract ruminations to the actual convoluted robbery solutions in question. These “solutions” are actually the various hypothetical ideas the narrator and his friends come up with in order to rob an unlocked ATM machine seen in a burrito place. It’s difficult to locate where exactly the story is set, and what parts are true or merely fantastical, but a well-executed twist on the last page provides the reader with a nice bit of closure. I recommend this to all experimental fiction enthusiasts. (Michael Tau)

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