- File Size: 338 KB
- Print Length: 43 pages
- Publisher: Ploughshares / Emerson College (July 25, 2012)
- Publication Date: July 25, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008PE5YC2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #920,570 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Lady of the Burlesque Ballet (Kindle Single) (Ploughshares Solos Book 1) Kindle Edition
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With a definite melancholy feel to it, this short story is quite well-written, with Irish a layered and deep character from beginning to end. The author showed me Irish, depicting her in a tender way, easily and not heavy-handedly showing me need and flaw within her, making me care for her and about what happened to her. It's a touching story that will sit with you, maybe make you feel a bit lonely, a bit sad, but it will also leave you feeling as if you read something very much worth reading, and worth thinking about.
An enjoyable and interesting read, and definitely something different.
Absolutely deplorable, with nothing more to be said, except, if you are floundering with this issue, read at your own risk. I will never look at this piece of cruel tripe again. It offers no hope and no understanding whatsoever of the trials of Miss Irish. Simple a hopeless and demeaning look at a tormented spirit. Not to mention, makes little or no sense whatsoever as any kind of a story line.
Will immediately be deleting this ugly, very ugly story from my Kindle.
What is most interesting about this piece is the author's ability to weave among his plot and character-based driving narrative, and his thematic ideals presented in allegorical symbol. Overeating. Nude photography. Abundance in a lack of moderation. A sexual urge like hunger, gorging on high-calorie nothingness. Advertising. Circus side-show whoring yourself to the eyes of your audience...
To make such statements, based heavily in the story of this one woman's life, in less than fifty pages is a triumph of creative writing. In this piece a world is built and torn down. The thematic statements, many of them much larger (no pun intended) than the page, are presented in a subtle, driving, think about it afterward fashion. It is a masterful story, awake with the idea of American consumption driven back through the twentieth century to the beginnings of our cravings.
Burlesque is a brilliant little piece of deep-fried Oreo, hand fed by a team of twenty valets.
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The characters were not believable, but stupid.
It was the same story going round and round.Read more