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. 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 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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Very intriguing and definitely worth rereading, as most of the stories in this collection.

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

HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others. Grexsy all of them have been structured by one of our nation 19s most talented writers. This is used to t.coraghssan traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. Nick Smith marked it as to-read Nov 06, I don’t know if the bloom is off the rose for me re: In any case, there was no reasoning with this bad greasy character—clearly he was a man of action.

Digby leaned on the horn, laughing, and instructed me to put my brights on. Nov 11, Lynn rated it really liked it. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. Nov 15, Joshua Rivera rated it it was amazing. Coraghessan Boyle also known as T.

Greasy Lake

He is married with three children. The characters are put into a bizarre situation that borders on historical realism.

GeeketteKathy marked it as to-read Apr 02, It’s a truism, at least to me, that all short story collections are by their nature “hit or miss,” regardless of whether the collection is author-centric or is a theme anthology. Oct 19, Stef Smulders rated it it was amazing Shelves: T.corghessan narrator does not mention the dead body in the lakeor his belief that it is the body of the man who owns the motorcycle parked nearby, while they clean in silence. Mar 08, Natalie Homer rated it it was ok Shelves: The greasy character was unimpressed.


Published May 6th by Penguin Books first published January 1st The Bad Character continues to shout curses into the night. His desire to flee back to safety is symbolized by his yearning to find the car keys.

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Paris Review – Greasy Lake

Test Your Knowledge of “Greasy Lake”. Want to Read saving…. The characters, Bayard Wemp, a successful business man who was used to luxury living, his highstrung neurotic wife, Fran, and their two adolescent children Melissa and Marcia, together are determined to survive an overpowering feeling of apocalyptic fever. Related Quotes with Explanations.

Now I’m thinking it may have been a one hit wonder, because the rest of this collection was okay–nothing special–and certainly nowhere near the same level as “Caviar.

Greasy Lake & Other Stories by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Boyle changed his middle name when he was 17 and exclusively used Coraghessan for much of his career, but now also goes by T. The author has a great sense of rythm, which becomes immediately clear bole the first sentences of the opening title story: The taillights of a single car winked at us as we swung into the dirt lot with its tufts of weed and washboard corrugations: This collection is no exception to my rule, although it falls far more on the “hit” side than the “miss. Joshua Marre is currently reading obyle Dec 20, This year, as I’ve been keeping track t.coraghesdan all the short stories I’ve read in magazines and such over in [info]shortstoriesI realized that I was coming across quite a few new Boyle stories, and maybe it was time to seek out a collection of his.


Boyle, and learn something.

They develop affectations that they think they are supposed to have in order to be “bad. Now it was fetid and murky, the mud banks glittering with broken glass and strewn beer cans and the charred remains of bonfires.

I thought about a third of these stories were fantastic – obviously “Greasy Lake,” but also a couple others that t.coraghessann to deal with the same kinds of characters and themes. And some of them do have a good time but others end up in the lake with just their socks and a shirt.

He realizes that neither he nor Digby nor Jeff are truly bad. Each sentence is so perfectly crafted to reveal just enough information to create a short story.

California Book Award for Fiction Silver The narrator then puts the car in gear and begins to drive away. Even though this is what they originally set out to do, their rebellious spirit is gone. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.