From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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GARY LUTZ = GENIUS.
I'll keep this brief, so you can stop reading MY blurb as quickly as possible, and get straight to where you SHOULD be, and that's READING GARY... Read more
I found this book to be mostly off-putting. Whenever I tried to understand what repelled me, all I could come up with was how cold the writing is. Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by Vincent Czyz
I suspect the only audience for "Stories in the Worst Way" will be other writers - no one else is likely to have heard of Lutz (or even Gordon Lish, for that matter) and his... Read morePublished on December 11, 2008 by Monkey Deathcar
but not enough-to much attention to craft, writerliness,et keeps lutz-wagon upright. I do wish these supposed "experimentalists-new fictioneers would break free from "learned... Read morePublished on May 30, 2006 by tyron crawleee
Well..I am not an official expert 'reviewer of literature' so I don't won't declare this as GOOD or DRIVEL, since I don't know officially what makes or breaks... Read more
Fragments of an unfulfilled life. Lutz is an urban Carver with a sophisticated grasp on grammar. Sparse and exact, this is smart language. Read morePublished on November 16, 2005 by J. Dunn
Gary Lutz is to postmodernism what Henry Miller was to modernism, it's as simple as that. Here we have a writer who deserves to be cannonized, by his unique aplomb, cutting-edge... Read morePublished on October 7, 2005 by WordWizard
I guess this is the type of writing you would expect from a writer more focused on language games than actual story telling. Read morePublished on December 16, 2003