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Greasy Lake and Other Stories (Contemporary American Fiction) Paperback – May 6, 1986
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"There was a time when courtesy and winning ways went out of style, when it was good to be bad, when you cultivated decadence like a taste. We were all dangerous characters then." These opening lines from the first story "Greasy Lake" could describe most all of the zany, complex characters who color these fifteen stories. A quick, entertaining read.
The stories themselves - for me - varied from intriguing to outright excellent, but even the ones I might have quit on based on plot alone were too beautiful to stop reading. Absolute genius writing.
most people were probably introduced to Boyle in high school English with the title story, "Greasy Lake," and if, like my entire class, that was your favorite story all year long, you won't be disapointed. these other stories are just as accessible, bleak and funny in the coen-brothers way that only Boyle delivers.
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liked some of the stories. a lot I couldn't figure out where he was going?he is very versatile and imaginitive writerPublished on June 27, 2014 by Judith
I was turned onto this book of short stories by a friend who highly recommended the title story. It wasn't my favorite in the collection, but still a very entertaining tale about... Read morePublished on November 2, 2013 by Tom Bruce
A fun filled romp though the late 50's and early 60's. Good variety of stories, well written, including the nitty gritty of the times. Easy reading for kicking back and relaxing.Published on July 18, 2012 by Michael Boggia
Boyle gives us a lesson on what was going on in during the Hippy Years...If you missed it now you can catch up on it.Published on June 22, 2011 by R. L. Olsen
In reading "Greasy Lake" what are we really experiencing? T.C. Boyle presents his observations of love and loss with the unclouded eye of a reporter. Read morePublished on May 16, 2005 by D. Thomas