Things That Pass for Love

Things That Pass for Love An incisive poignant often hilarious look at contemporary relationships Allison Amend s much anticipated Things That Pass for Love eschews the familiar dating scene in favor of portrayals of fractu

  • Title: Things That Pass for Love
  • Author: Allison Amend
  • ISBN: 9780976717744
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • An incisive, poignant, often hilarious look at contemporary relationships, Allison Amend s much anticipated Things That Pass for Love eschews the familiar dating scene in favor of portrayals of fractured families, urban schools, small towns, book clubs, cults, academia, golf culture, and yes sex in modern life A teacher struggles to bond with jaded students as bodies drAn incisive, poignant, often hilarious look at contemporary relationships, Allison Amend s much anticipated Things That Pass for Love eschews the familiar dating scene in favor of portrayals of fractured families, urban schools, small towns, book clubs, cults, academia, golf culture, and yes sex in modern life A teacher struggles to bond with jaded students as bodies drop from the sky a man meets his illegitimate son for an awkward pumpkin picking excursion a professor develops a sexual obsession with the student destined to surpass him and a female cyberotica writer looks for conventionality in the form of a suitor who may be in love with her dog Whether writing about a small town murder, homeschooling, experiments on lab mice, or the disintegration of a long marriage over the course of a golf game, Amend s characters are than whip smart and laugh out loud funny, they are chillingly real, memorable people looking for love or what passes for it.

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    1. A really solid book of stories of quirky people. If I spent nights (and I probably have) wishing that Lorrie Moore would write the kind of books she used to, this would be an answer to those wishes.Really, I think these stories are a little more edgy (exhibit a would be the repeated references to gerbils in anal cavities), but the premise is similar-- mostly people in relationships with weird problems delivered in a tart and matter of fact voice. It doesn't break as much ground as I thought it w [...]

    2. A collection of short stories that talk about what it is like to be in love, or what we think is love, in the real world. There is no cinematic finishes or dramatic reveals, just people attempting to connect to one another, what it's like when it succeeds and what it's like when it fails. I, personally, am a huge fan of the happily ever after trope, but I really appreciate the wonderful writing and the craftsmanship of these short stories.

    3. I spend much of my reading time with books written by friends. Thank goodness I have very talented friends. Allison and I went to grad school together and I read some of these stories there. I later read the book in manuscript form and was so impressed. Finally, I read it again when it was published.ough the word "finally" is probably incorrect, as I'm sure I'll read it again and again. And I suspect I'll be teaching it at some point in the future to make sure my students get to read it as well. [...]

    4. The great thing about short story collections is that you can read them in little chunks without the commitment of a novel. The bad thing is that, for that same reason, I often neglect them to read a novel (especially one that I have had on hold at the library). My reading of this collection was interrupted by two novels, in fact. So, it is a bit hard for me to remember the earlier stories. But, I definitely liked the last few stories better.

    5. I love short stories. I hadn't read a collection by a single author in a while that I really liked, so I was hoping for the best. I'm glad I read this. It's a strong group--each story has interesting though not always likable characters. Amend does a nice job removing the fluff and leaving us with compact writing that is very punchy and effective.

    6. i had that feeling after reading each story, the apprehension that the next one wouldn't be as good as the one before, but the next one would suck me in just as hard. weird and makes your brain feel funny. i liked it very much

    7. i can scarcely believe all of these stories were written by the same person. i enjoyed this collection very, very much and am kicking myself for missing this author at the wisconsin book fest last october.

    8. Such creative work -- it's been a while since I loved a book of disconnected stories this much. Highly recommended.

    9. A great collection of quirky, dysfunctional characters and circumstances. The title is remarkably fitting as it looks at all of the ways we think we love.

    10. This is a writer of clear talent who has written a book that hides from its own material. It is flippant where it ought to be grave, and "funny" when it ought to be real. This writer could do better.

    11. Enjoyable reading - however the very best story is her first one. This story from my point of view could easily become a novel.

    12. Excellent collection of darkly funny, disturbing stories with a variety of unique voices. Some real gems in here.

    13. I do not rate books for which I was involved in publication, howeverMy own description coming soon

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