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For a randy coyote Dark humor delirious fantasy and surreal satire come together in this collection that brilliantly expresses just what the evolution of mankind has wrought. Highlights Bloodfall Dada A Woman s Restaurant The Extinction Tales The Big Garage Drowning

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Descent of Man Stories

In seventeen slices of life that defy the expected and launch us into the absurd TC Boyle offers his uniue Descent of PDF or view of the world A primate center researcher b. I rate this so highly because reading it was such an experience for me I stumbled upon it in Morgenstern s Booksellers in Bloomington IN the summer I stayed in town to take classes between junior and senior year of college I would take the bus to work at Video World and if it got me there early I would hang out in the bookstore a few storefronts down before work One day I picked up this book and started to read a story called A Women s Restaurant The story is classic TC Boyle complete with a slightly off but instantly sympathetic main character who through a series of events that wear on him over time goes a bit nuts and starts behaving in a totally subversive manner by the end of the story That s part of what I love about Boyle he creates these characters who seem to be holding it together on the outside but in reality have a very tenuous grip on themselves that they always lose by the end And instead of just dismissing them as crazy you have to admit that you understand how they got there Anyway the story was funny and dark and unexpected and exceedingly well written and I was hooked For the next few weeks I would take the early bus to work and read one short story before clocking in I don t know why I didn t just buy the book It could have been that I was broke and it was 10 or so 10 could get me through an entire weekend when I was in college or it could have just been that I loved savoring it doling out one story at a time to myself throughout the hot slow summer There wasn t much else to look forward to about going to work at Video WorldI eventually did buy a copy and lent it to a boyfriend I met the year after I graduated And that bastard Never gave it back

T. Coraghessan Boyle É 3 read

Ecomes romantically involved with a chimp a Norse poet overcomes bard block collectors compete to snare the ancient Aztec beer can uetzacoatl Lite and Lassie abandons Timmy. Funny haunting surreal At times T C Boyle is trying a little too hard to be Kafka in these stories While that aspiration often than not comes across as flat and awkward the majority of these stories depict an exceptionally creative imagination linked to an advanced writing ability The Second Swimming A Women s Restaurant and Green Hell stuck out for me as favorites


10 thoughts on “Descent of Man Stories

  1. says:

    This 1979 collection gathers together early work by Boyle all of it imaginative Even in a slim volume there are SO MANY stories 17 to be precis

  2. says:

    It was great loved it Had a great time I need to write a paper

  3. says:

    I rate this so highly because reading it was such an experience for me I stumbled upon it in Morgenstern's Booksellers in Bloomington IN the summer I stayed in town to take classes between junior and senior year of college I would take the bus to work at Video World and if it got me there early I would hang out in the bookstore a few storefronts down before work One day I picked up this book and started to read a stor

  4. says:

    As with so many short story collections there are high points and low points As a fan on TC Boyle I knew that this

  5. says:

    Funny haunting surreal At times T C Boyle is trying a little too hard to be Kafka in these stories While that aspiration often than not comes across as flat and awkward the majority of these stories depict an exc

  6. says:

    I’ve read a couple of TC Boyle novels and enjoyed them so I thought I’d try his short stories How bad could they be? Well pretty

  7. says:

    It’s out there Not really sure what he his message is Was an interesting walk down a different path

  8. says:

    Highlights Bloodfall Dada A Woman's Restaurant The Extinction Tales The Big Garage Drowning

  9. says:

    TC Boyle's two collections of the collections of his stories Volumes 1 2 might be desert island books for me Somehow Stories One was missing two stories from Descent of Man so I had to get this book separately to read those two Earth

  10. says:

    I truly loved every story in this one except the last one and 16 out of 17 is still an A in my book My second consecutive book of short stories read not written I am not TC Boyle nor JD Salinger neither are these 2 men in fact the same man who is secretly disguised as me and I really tore through itdevoured itsoa