Now That You're Back [E–pub Free]

A.L. Kennedy ☆ 9 Free read

Now That You're Back

A.L. Kennedy ☆ 9 Free read Now That You're Back review ¿ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Exposing and exploring the sinuous undercurrents of violence anguish and love AL Kennedy examines the nature of the individual both in isolation and society as character. Opening a collection of short stories is a little like getting into a lift or elevator if you prefer you never know who ll get in for how long they ll ride whether you re likely to engage with them or what relationship if any they are likely to have with each other Your curiosity may or may not be piued you may wrinkle your nose at the smell or be embarrassed at the enforced intimacy however transient What you do know is that like any passenger in the lift you re unlikely to be vouchsafed someone s life story that your experience will only produce brief and probably blurry mental snapshots of your fellow travellers And so it is with this collection of A L Kennedy vignettes In virtually every tale the reader arrives in medias res you pass through gates straight into the midst of the action such as it may be trying to guess at characters motivation context relationships tone and as each story concludes you never uite know if you ve got a handle on it all if your grasping at the situation attains something substantial or merely thin air Sometimes a story reflects this seeming lack of substance in Failing to Fall the narrator allows others to dictate what happens to him but remains lost and directionless when not told to get into a taxi to who knows where In Armageddon Blue the protagonist is literally all at sea with her life having cast off her previous relationships and in hope than in certainty seeking both landfall and answers in the near future And in the title story of the collection a young man is looking for his lost self will he find it back with what remains of his family at the edge of the world where the land merges with the sea and the sky We sincerely hope so though even with the final It s all right we can never be sureWithin these taut and often terse mini portraits we range the world from Kennedy s adopted home of Glasgow to London from Wales to Paris and from rural America to an ocean cruise In similar scenes we glimpse individuals a fatuous guru a twisted puppeteer an underage prostitute a ballet dancer all with hopes and fears but each one ultimately lonely or alone contemplating abandonment past and present abuse creeping age and certain death Frighteningly Kennedy is able to get into the heads of fundamentalists sociopaths and psychopaths and see the world from their warped point of view from the controlling parents in A Perfect Possession to the committed guerrilla in The Boy s Fat Dog from the fan verging on stalker in Warming My Hands And Telling Lies to the serial killer s lover in Mixing With The Folks Back Home You might think that it s all bleakness in these tales but there is some leavening We have a perfect take on the paranormal in Christine humour in On Having More Sense and satire in the rather strange The Mouseboks Family Dictionary But there is something sad about the collection as a whole hinting at the strangeness that resides in every one of us however much a view of normalcy we might try to project to the rest of the world The problem is I m going to be a little anxious about getting into a lift in future if the world is really inhabited by disturbed or damaged people such as the ones that Kennedy so effectively portrays here It s a tribute to her language and descriptive skills that we almost believe they inhabit our real world rather than merely residing in her imagination Now That You re Back is an impressive but disturbing portrait gallery of characters both haunted and hauntinghttpwpmep2oNj1 D6

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A.L. Kennedy ☆ 9 Free read Now That You're Back review ¿ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Tion of impotence the humour of discomfort as human beings chafe together the crazed claustrophobia of the family adn the wildly funny results of an eccentricity unleash. This a collection of short stories with a terrifying cover so I had no idea what to expect It was great Dark but insightful nice to read some short stories for a change it s a big ask to set the stage and create something to care about in just a few pages I m not sure how this made it on to my bookshelf but I m glad it did

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A.L. Kennedy ☆ 9 Free read Now That You're Back review ¿ E-book, or Kindle E-pub S define and deny their chosen identities While showing us the unlikeliness of intimacy and the impossibility of communication Kennedy also reveals the subversive libera. Kennedy s second collection with a novel written or at least published in between She touches on some of the same themes as the previous collection still does a lot of monologues but this collection has a broader range of styles even a traditional story with scenes The Mouseboks Family Dictionary is a brilliant experiment I d call it post modern but it harks back to Ambrose Bierce s The Devil s Dictionary Even if imitative her use of a dictionary to tell her story is innovative and funny yet deadly serious


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    characters Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ A.L. Kennedy Now That You're Back [E–pub Free] A.L. Kennedy ☆ 9 Free read Sunday February 1st 2015 I’m sitting here staring at the slanting snow outside snow that is too wet slushy and dirty to ever be the pretty version of the stereotype snow scene and I'm wishing I could summarise the grimy eccentric unconventional world of AL Kennedy's stories in one sentenceMonday February 2nd 2015 two w

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    Now That You're Back [E–pub Free] Opening a collection of short stories is a little like getting into a lift or elevator if you prefer – you never know who’ll get in for how long they’ll ride whether you’re likely to engage with them or what relationship if any they are likely to have with each other Your curiosity may or may not be piued you may wrinkle your nose at

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    Read Now That You're Back characters Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ A.L. Kennedy A.L. Kennedy ☆ 9 Free read This was my first Kennedy encounter I really liked it A couple of the stories were a bit strange or a little vague but even with them her wit style shone through Others were simply gorgeous I enjoyed her in the s

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    A.L. Kennedy ☆ 9 Free read Now That You're Back [E–pub Free] An extremely good short story collection She has a very distinctive voice There are some very funny stories On Having More Sense The Mousebok's Family Dictionary and some dark creepy bizarre ones that are funny in a very off kilter way A Perfect Possession Mixing With the Folks Back Home A standout for me though was the sweet and haunting Christine A major talent

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    Now That You're Back [E–pub Free] having once written a love e mail in the form of a dictionary of poetic terms ? i have a weakness for alternative fictionalised glossaries the middle story 'the mouseboks family dictionary' is harrowing hilarious and deftly paced cross referenced she's a varied intelligent short story writer and there was a subtle charm to the rest of the stories i was drawn in but ultimately unsettled by them in not the best way weirdly similar in tone to

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    Read Now That You're Back characters Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ A.L. Kennedy A.L. Kennedy ☆ 9 Free read Kennedy’s second collection with a novel written—or at least published— in between She touches on some of the same themes as the previous collection still does a lot of monologues but this collection has a broader range of styles even a “traditional” story with scenes “The Mouseboks Family Dictionary” is a br

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    A.L. Kennedy ☆ 9 Free read Now That You're Back [E–pub Free] There are two rules with a writer’s early works never start with them never review them They are good enough for the fans and the academics Laymen like you and me should stay awayWith AL Kennedy I am breaking both rules I should not particularly the second one Reviewing early works outside of academic publication is ut

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    Now That You're Back [E–pub Free] This is one of the strangest and weirdest collection of stories I've read in some time; some of them completely sail over my head and others are just incredibly off putting But this book manages to reach three stars for two reasons 1 AL Kennedy has an incredibly smooth writing style in spite of the head scratching subject matter and 2 a number of stories in the collection are absolute gems whether its through a sense of humour with penguin

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    Now That You're Back [E–pub Free] This a collection of short stories with a terrifying cover so I had no idea what to expect It was great Dark but insightful nice to read some short stories for a change it’s a big ask to set the stage and create something to care about in just a few pages I’m not sure how this made it on to my bookshelf but I’m glad it did

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    characters Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ A.L. Kennedy A.L. Kennedy ☆ 9 Free read Now That You're Back [E–pub Free] This is an amazing book brimming with sarcasm and wit I have never forgotten the ever amazing Mousebok's family dictionary with its subtle dose of twisted realism and humour Twenty two years after reading it it's still with me

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