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  1. says:

    There's no doubt that Aimee Bender has a vivid imagination and a penchant for the strange Unfortunately for me that is simply not enough to make for a memorable satisfying read I came away from this collection with an overwhelming feeling of disappointmentSure the writing is fine and it even sparkles on occasion There are enough strange things happening to catch anyone's interest at least momentarily The problem is a lack of depth

  2. says:

    This book is a perfect example of how judging a book by its cover can be problematic Had I never gathered non cover related compelling reasons that I might like this book I may've never picked it up based on that uick cli

  3. says:

    How many times has this happened to you?You're reading a novel about a single mother struggling to raise two kids in a backwoods town in Kentucky and you flip to the author info on the dust jacketonly to discover that the writer is a single mother raising two kids in a small town in Kentucky and you say to yourse

  4. says:

    How funny that I should have just read the essay A Reader's Manifesto by B R Myers when I picked up this book In the essay available at for now Myers skewers various superstars of literary fiction Cormac McCarthy Rick Moody David Guterson and others for turning out poorly written books that are all flash and no s

  5. says:

    Aimee Bender's debut collection of stories is comprised of the sort of fiction which excels in theory but not in practice As advertised on the back cover these stories are supposed to be twisted unconventional and grotesue but are

  6. says:

    Short stories aren't really my thing I also kind of felt these were lacking in substance a bit and felt weird for the sake of it

  7. says:

    All's I am saying is if you do not love Aimee Bender yet get this book read Skinless Fell This Girl The Healer and The Ring If you still don't love her after that I'm not really sure we can be friends any

  8. says:

    Have I mentioned that I love Aimee Bender yet? I wonder If I start experimenting with drugs would I be able to come up with this sort of writing? That would be great Pity I can't afford drugs Silly drugs I mean of course Like mushrooms or whatever it is that makes things look a little brighter and sparklier I'm giving this book a

  9. says:

    35 Imaginative Heavy on personification Preferred the stories in the first section over the latter two state of mind stories

  10. says:

    i've read aimee bender stories before but never a whole book at once i think to be honest i like them better spaced out but that's my fault i suppose and not hers not like she's got a gun to my headanyway bender writes short perfectly structured surreal first person stories well mostly first person sometimes third there's a story about a man who wakes up with a hole going directly through his stomach and the

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REVIEW ´ MZINES.CO.UK Ò Aimee Bender

The Girl in the Flammable Skirt Stories

Im into the sea while in another story a woman gives birth to her mother A grief stricken librarian decides to have sex with every man who enters her library A half mad unbearably beautiful heiress follows a strange man home seeking total sexual abandon He only wants to watch game shows A woman falls in love with a hunchback; when his deformity turns out to be a prost. Short stories aren t really my thing I also kind of felt these were lacking in substance a bit and felt weird for the sake of it

CHARACTERS The Girl in the Flammable Skirt Stories

Hesis she leaves him A wife whose husband has just returned from the war struggles with the heartrending uestion Can she still love a man who has no lipsContentsThe rememberer Call my name What you left in the ditch The bowl Marzipan uiet please Skinless Fugue Drunken Mimi Fell this girl The healer Loser Legacy Dreaming in Polish The ring The girl in the flamable skir. Have I mentioned that I love Aimee Bender yet I wonder If I start experimenting with drugs would I be able to come up with this sort of writing That would be great Pity I can t afford drugs Silly drugs I mean of course Like mushrooms or whatever it is that makes things look a little brighter and sparklier I m giving this book a 5 because I think that being the type of person who writes these sort of weird and confusing for most people stories is kind of important Year ago when I read The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake I did not love it as I expected to because I hadn t been expecting magical realism I knew little of the genre back then and I was almost frightened by the darkness of it I have kind of evolved since then and am honestly kind of writing in that direction myself now I have become open to obscure voices sharing beautiful content I am so grateful to be meeting these voices They are growing me Even when I don t like them they are growing me I have learned to set aside expectations and receive what I am given instead of bemoaning what I have not I cannot help now but envy Ms Bender How free she is in spirit How unconventionally wise How odd How exuisite How real I should read Lemon Cake with my fresher eyes now Soon

REVIEW ´ MZINES.CO.UK Ò Aimee Bender

Bold sexy and daring these stories portray a world twisted on its axis an unconventional place that resembles nothing so much as real life in all its grotesue beautiful glory Bender's prose is glorious musical and collouial an anthology of the bizarre In 'The Rememberer' a man undergoes reverse evolution from man to ape to salamander at which point a friend releases h. There s no doubt that Aimee Bender has a vivid imagination and a penchant for the strange Unfortunately for me that is simply not enough to make for a memorable satisfying read I came away from this collection with an overwhelming feeling of disappointmentSure the writing is fine and it even sparkles on occasion There are enough strange things happening to catch anyone s interest at least momentarily The problem is a lack of depth Every single story felt superficial to me as if it was all about artifice and creating the most unusual situations possible rather than developing characters I could care about Try as I might I could find no sense of connection to the woman whose lover de evolves the girls with hands of ice and fire or the robber and his girlfriend who have an appetite for sugar and jewelryOther writers have covered this territory before the land of the surreal the strange and unreal as a mirror to our own lives From writers as diverse as Franz Kafka to Ray Bradbury to Gabriel Garcia M ruez the magical or irreal has proven an effective way of looking at ourselves Unfortunately in this collection the techniue seems to be of a flashy ends in itself rather than a device that lends substance and meaning

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • The Girl in the Flammable Skirt Stories
  • Aimee Bender
  • English
  • 06 September 2017
  • 9780385492164

About the Author: Aimee Bender

Aimee Bender is the author of the novel An Invisible Sign of My Own and of the collections The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and Willful Creatures Her work has been widely anthologized and has been translated into ten languages She lives in Los Angeles