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About the Author

Brock Clarke teaches creative writing at the University of Cincinnati.

Obras por Brock Clarke

Associated Works

New Stories from the South 2003: The Year's Best (2003) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
New Stories from the South 2004: The Year's Best (2004) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Stories from the Blue Moon Café III (2004) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Alumni Grill: Volume II, Anthology of Southern Writers (2005) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Algonquin Reader: Fall 2014 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1968-11-19
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Portland, Maine, USA
Ocupações
creative writing teacher
author
Organizações
Bowdoin College

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Fabulous title and an interesting premise, writing is easy to read and follow, but ultimately unsatisfying. Sam Pulsifer (nice name choice, btw) is the unfortunate narrator, with an even more unfortunate history of killing two people accidentally in a house fire.

Thie is supposed to be funny in the way that "all of life is trying to kill me" sort of way, but I got only a few smirks out of this book, and no belly laughs. The guy is too pathetic. Laughing at him is, for me, like crushing a slug.

For those who like a pathetic anti-hero who has life continue to fall on him, this would be a fun read. It is well-written and makes internal sense. It simply isn't to my taste.

I did enjoy the series of people who really wanted to line up to burn down writer's homes. I would have liked more on why they felt so strongly about their destruction. Lots of funny stories in there....
… (mais)
 
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Dabble58 | 89 outras críticas | Nov 11, 2023 |
While I found the premise interesting, I found most of the characters inauthentic. There was a lot of unrealized potential in this book. Miller's voice felt particularly unreal. No 10 year old, no matter how precocious, talks like Miller does. I enjoyed the novel, but wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
 
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dogboi | 5 outras críticas | Sep 16, 2023 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
This is a quirky book about Calvin Bledsoe, who after both his parents die within weeks of each other ends up on a trans-Atlantic journey with an aunt he never knew existed. I don’t think this book gets the credit it deserves, and it may not be for everyone, but if you enjoy novels told from the point of view of non-neurotypical characters who may not be reliable narrators, this may be for you.
½
 
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JessiAdams | 22 outras críticas | Jan 12, 2023 |
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Did not finish reading
 
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kerryp | 22 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2023 |

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Obras
10
Also by
8
Membros
2,178
Popularidade
#11,769
Avaliação
3.1
Críticas
179
ISBN
54
Línguas
5
Marcado como favorito
2

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