Fantasia Review: ‘The Oak Room’ weaves stories within stories to great effect

The Oak Room

On a cold winters night during a snowstorm, a man walks into a bar. The bar is deserted but for the bartender. After a drink and some conversation he offers to tell the bartender story, that starts like this:

On a cold winters night during a snowstorm a man walks into a bar. The bar is deserted but for the bartender.

You might be sensing the start of a pattern and you are not wrong. The Oak Room weaves together several stories, each told between a man and a bartender and each appearing separate, right up until they are not, of course.

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