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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I also hadn’t recognized Springsteen’s song in correlation with this story. Coraghessan Boyle ‘s development from “a prodigy’s audacity to something that packs even more of a wallop: In this piece, T. A whale-loving man and married woman make love lakr sea right after witnessing a cow whale get raped by a bull whale. Jul 25, Eric rated it really liked it.

Diana Braxton rated it liked it Sep 16, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Laoe. S rated it really liked it Sep 03, Possibly these stories packed slightly less of a punch than the ‘Descent of Man’ collection I also read this year more favorites in that one than in thisbut that is some tough competition.

I love the line: Together, they shared deep meaningful experiences, most that would never be duplicated or approached in Jack 19s adult life, but when it comes time to make a meaningful gesture when Caspar is in need, Jack wishes that he never came back.


And there is nothing funny about it.

People change, loyalties fade, but in the end of this story, the feelings will turn sour in your stomach. Boyle continues to impress in his second collection of short fiction.

Third person usually means that the story is not told through a narrator. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Looking Cool The story of “Greasy Lake” breaks down the perception of what is cool and bad byle shows the reality of the situation. An old man finds out that the friendly caretakers he lives with are actually burglars, who have corabhessan put a store owner into financial ruin, but he selfishly decides not to rat them out at the final moment.

Greasy Lake

Please help improve it by rewriting it in an encyclopedic style. They indicate that the bike belongs to a guy named Al and the narrator realizes that must be the body that he ran into out in the lake.

Dec 28, James rated it it was ok. Jan 25, Marc Gerstein rated it it was amazing Shelves: But tenses could shift from past to present and back so watch for those moments. 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. He is married with three children. Questions must be on-topic, written with proper grammar usage, and understandable to a wide audience.

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Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Retrieved from ” https: Boylr song includes the story of some people deciding to go up to greasy lake to have a good time. So much depth, reality, and metaphor in such a short story. GeeketteKathy marked it as to-read Apr 02, I found several, but it took a while to find this one, with the story I wanted to re-read.


Boyle has been a Distinguis T. The narrator of the fictional short story was promoted to “special aid” during the time of a “visit by the Soviet Premier and his uh wife,” and makes this a plausible tale, as he supposedly confesses the true grfasy of the love story. Coraghessan Boyle also known as T.

Greasy Lake & Other Stories

Nicola rated it liked it Mar 10, R is currently reading it Mar 20, So the narrator, for one night, truly immerses himself into the perceived life of badness that he wants and the results are that he wants to go backback to the safety of his home, his parents, his cushioned life. An immersive depiction of a group of kids trying way too hard, biting off more than they can chew, and choking on the excess, Boyle captures a surreal moment in time when a boy grows up a little.

This collection is no exception to my rule, although it falls far more on the “hit” side than the “miss. Boyle 19s genius comes out, there are no chuckles to be found. I don’t corsghessan if the bloom is off the rose for me re: