Damien Molony reading “First Person Shooter” by Charles Yu with Word Theatre at Latitude Festival 13 July 2012

Damien performed alongside other actors with Word Theatre at Latitude festival last weekend, reading (in an impressive American accent!) short story ‘First Person Shooter’ by Charles Yu.

With huge thanks to @__Nic__ on Twitter for allowing us to share her pics and video with other fans here at the forum!


‘First Person Shooter’ is from a collection of short stories ‘Sorry Please Thank You: Stories’ by Charles Yu.

Book description via Amazon:

The author of the widely praised debut novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe returns with a hilarious, heartbreaking, and utterly original collection of short stories.
A big-box store employee is confronted by a zombie during the graveyard shift, a problem that pales in comparison to his inability to ask a coworker out on a date . . . A fighter leads his band of virtual warriors, thieves, and wizards across a deadly computer-generated landscape, but does he have what it takes to be a hero? . . . A company outsources grief for profit, its slogan: “Don’t feel like having a bad day? Let someone else have it for you.”

Drawing from both pop culture and science, Charles Yu is a brilliant observer of contemporary society, and in Sorry Please Thank You he fills his stories with equal parts laugh-out-loud humor and piercing insight into the human condition. He has already garnered comparisons to such masters as Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams, and in this new collection we have resounding proof that he has arrived (via a wormhole in space-time) as a major new voice in American fiction.

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