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"Michael Canfield’s “Flight to L.A.” reminded me of Albert Camus’ The Stranger, both in style and character. Keep in mind that The Stranger is one of my favorite novels. Add this to the fact that the style of this story also reminded me of Donald Barthelme’s fiction, a person who just happens to be one of my favorite short fiction writers, then you could venture a guess to just how pretty damned impressed I was with this story. Like many great stories, the concept is simple: An apathetic character goes on a flight to L.A. and sits next to a self-important businessman who feels the need to impress others with how powerful he is. The story is both weird and sharply written, and intrigues the reader all the way through its downward spiral in the rabbit hole." — Simon Owens