Irregular Creatures by Chuck Wendig begins with his acknowledgement that Lithuanian pornography is a source of inspiration. That is in sentence three of the acknowledgements and I am not going to put the book down until I get to the end. Maybe there will be pictures.

Because this is a book of short stories, I want to make some observations on each one. From beginning to end there may not be any single unifying theme. But watch out for the occasional appearances of cats with wings. And in the last paragraph of the last story (not a spoiler, by the way) is the best depiction in words of a Fourth-of-July fireworks demonstration I have ever come across. It is not actually about the Fourth-of-July but if you get there, you will see what I mean.