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Being republished with a fresh package and a new prefatory meditation by the author Featuring Fowler's characteristic imagination sly wit and penetrating insight Black Glass will be a welcome treat for fans new and ol. A simply wonderful collection of short stories Each story is so well written that it s a joy to read from Tonto the faithful companion who receives no acknowledgement of his 40th birthday to Carrie Nation who is preaching the virtues of clean living and trying to do away with topless bars and booze Every story is strong with uite a punch in a small package

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Black Glass

A collection of short stories from the New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker shortlisted PENFaulkner Award winning novel We Are All Completely Beside OurselvesIn 1999 Karen Joy Fowler won the World Fantas. As the blurb above says most of the stories are puzzlingnot necessarily bad because when you figure it out you feel pretty smart And if you don t figure it out well humph Maybe you re not supposed to figure out everything in life There has to be some mystery somewhere view spoilerFor example in the last story Game Night at the Fox and Goosewell the woman who changes to a man does he take her to another universe And not return her Is it worse What happens A great article on this short story is at hide spoiler

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Y Award for Black Glass a collection of thirteen stories in which she Managed to re create both life s extraordinary and its ordinary magic New York Times Book Review Now this previously rare out of print collection is. I won the book through Goodreads and was a Goodreads First Reads winner I found the book very confusing It was all over the place and was hard to focus on For some people this might be the book for them but I have no patience to try to figure out what is happening I think it has creative ideas and great potential but it is not the book for me


10 thoughts on “Black Glass

  1. says:

    What do you do with a book when your head clashes with your heart? How do you possibly rate it?That’s the dilemma I face with Black Glass The collection has been dubbed “ferociously imaginative and provocative” and I absolutely agree Karen Joy Fowler is a superb writer and her blending of magical realist elements are innovativ

  2. says:

    As the blurb above says most of the stories are puzzlingnot necessarily bad because when you figure it out you feel pretty smart And if you don't figure it out well humph Maybe you're not supposed to figure out everything in life There has to be some mystery somewhere view spoilerFor example in the last story Game Night at the Fox and Goosewell the woman who changes to a man does he take her to another universe? And not return her

  3. says:

    “I have learned to distrust words even my own”This collection of short stories is nothing if not odd Some of the stories I really enjoyed some not so much “Black Glass” the first story in the book falls into the first category It is strange disjointed and wonderfully creepyThere are no realities There are too many realities Time is

  4. says:

    Karen Jay Fowler is a smart writer The stories are all tightly written extremely imaginative Her eyes range all over the place and she ties together very unlikely and disparate tales persons visions actions eras and makes me believe

  5. says:

    Not recommended While a few of the short stories boast novel premises novel here meaning a welcome unfamiliarity most are bizarre without merit and while they could have been redeemed through a controlled lyricism or a focused narrative with clear momentum or preferably both they fail to be Few display any sort

  6. says:

    I won the book through Goodreads and was a Goodreads First Reads winner I found the book very confusing It was all over the place and was hard to focus on For some people this might be the book for them but I have no patien

  7. says:

    A simply wonderful collection of short stories Each story is so well written that it's a joy to read from Tonto

  8. says:

    For someone who doesn't really like short stories I sure have been reading a lot of them recently I think if short stories are your thing thi

  9. says:

    I almost gave this 4 stars because a few of the stories weren't so strong But is every novel I give 5 stars to perfect from beginning to end? Certainly not I think the strong stories will stay with me for long time and they are enough to make this collection excellent

  10. says:

    Black glass a DEA agent in Panama pockets an obsidian toad from a collection and changes his world for the worse Carry Nation come

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