Greasy Lake. T. Coraghessan Boyle. There was a time when courtesy and winning ways went out of style, when it was good to be bad, when you cultivated . Greasy Lake. T. Coraghessan Boyle At night, we went up to Greasy Lake. Whatever it was we were looking for, we weren’t about to find it at Greasy Lake. Greasy Lake has 24 ratings and 2 reviews. Marc Gerstein said: Wow, this is one heck of a short the basic premise of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Of.

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We’re part of the story, whether we want it or not, having no clue how we lae there in the first place. I thought about a third of these stories were fantastic – obviously “Greasy Lake,” but also a couple others that seemed to deal with the same kinds of characters and themes. The idea of a lakw moon is an excellent choice, absurd and effective in revealing the real mechanisms in politics at the same time.

That’s 7 out of 15 stories, just to give you an coraghesszn of the width of Boyle’s writing. Boyle’s allusions to the Cold War era are numerous. Greasy Lake is a collection of short stories by T. Wow, I only clicked on this one because it’s related to one of my own Hubs but this story sounds interesting!

I don’t know if the bloom is off the rose for me re: Two women get out boylee the car and examine a motorcycle, the only other vehicle left. I love the line: Coraghessan Boyle Goodreads Author. Boyle has been a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California sincewhen he founded the school’s undergraduate creative writing program.


Summary and Analysis of T.C. Boyle’s “Greasy Lake”

Neither the water or the characters are clean but only one is truly polluted. As with any such collection, there is an occasional misstep, but that does not diminish the quality of the great work and a four star rating for this collection is the highest praise.

Wemp enters into a nefarious real estate deal to purchase thirty-five acres of land in the secluded area of Bounceback, Montana. Shannon rated it it was ok Mar 10, Coraghessan Boyle also known as T. This early collection, while not as consistently unerring as, say, After the Plague: It was early June, the air soft as a hand on your cheek, the third night of summer vacation.

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Greasy Lake & Other Stories by T. Coraghessan Boyle

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Through the center of town, up the strip, past the housing developments and shopping malls, streetlights giving way to the thin streaming illumination of the headlights, trees crowding the asphalt in a black unbroken wall: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is the final story of the collection. The fact that the lake is “greasy” and polluted represents the murkiness of the times and the elusive badness the three young men crave so much.

Greasy Lake

We went up to the lake because everyone went there, because we wanted to snuff the rich scent of possibility on the breeze, watch a girl take off her clothes and plunge into the festering murk, drink beer, smoke pot, howl at the stars, savor the incongruous full-throated roar of rock and roll against the primeval susurrus of frogs and crickets. My favorite story in this collection is 1CTwo Ships 1D.

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He shows the flip side. Marie never finds out about the incident.

And some of them do have a good time but others end rgeasy in the lake with just their socks and a shirt. Bird-lover imports invasive species that later causes trouble. Jasmin Thompson rated it really liked it Sep 11, Summary and Analysis of T. Apr 17, Steven rated it really liked it Shelves: Most, if not all, of Boyle’s stories have some sort of coravhessan. This ends up being a mistake though as the car contains a man out with his girl.

As the young woman jumps out of the car to find out what is going on, the men begin attacking her in a frenzy of primal rage. A man tries to play survivalist but does not have the cajones when it really matters.

A whale-loving man and married woman make love at sea right after witnessing a cow whale get raped by a bull whale.

Apr 17, Jay rated it it was amazing Shelves: Boyle or I’m just not liking the short story format, which I’ve read very little of. Jan 08, Maki rated it did not like it.