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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Basically Nikolai Gogol’s The Overcoat, but with a bad-guys-win ending. Aug 08, Ron rated it liked it. When you are a teenager, you think you know, but you really don 19t, and never will.

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

Most, if not all, t.coraghezsan Boyle’s stories have some sort of twist. Jan 19, Paul rated it liked it. An expert conjurer, but still 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.

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Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Another one that made a deep impression is the Rara Avis story with its semi-biblical, sexual morality. 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 hoyle he never came back. Very intriguing and definitely worth rereading, as most of the stories in this collection.


Bena Williams rated it liked it Feb 07, Digby leaned on the horn, laughing, and instructed me to put my brights on. One of his earlier books, and the stories tc.oraghessan a more raw feeling than some of his later work.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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. Perhaps I’m being a bit too harsh, but it is odd and did distract me from the story a bit. The wife, Marie, after many years of marriage decides she wants some “offspring. The girls ask the young men if they want to party.

Look for possessive words such as “I,” “We,” and “Us” to figure out if you have a narrator speaking.

This is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. And I went for it. These kids have nothing better to do than go up to this lake and do drugs and drink alcohol, and end up getting into some serious trouble by running in with the wrong crowd.

There are great resources out there to help you understand point of view. Jul 23, Whitney rated it liked it Shelves: You can expect to see a level of humor in a T.

Donna Brigandi rated it really liked it Mar 08, We drank gin and grape juice. I love when authors push the envelope like that but retain credibility all the while. L C David more.

An old baseball legend does not boyld up to the reality of his old age. Wendy is artificially impregnated by the doctor and becomes very close to the couple. I t.ccoraghessan didn’t like when he strayed too far from what seams to be a more familiar setting for him. S rated it really liked it Sep 03, The Indians had called it Wakan, a reference to the clarity of its waters. It has three rebellious teenagers looking for trouble on a summer eveningand finding it.


Part of their perception of what was cool seems to have developed from movies and television. Title story is as gripping and amazing as I remember. There was a single ravaged island a hundred yards from shore, so stripped of vegetation it looked as if the Air Force had strafed it. Dec 20, Alberto rated it it was amazing.

Paris Review – Greasy Lake

But tenses could shift from past to present and back so watch for those moments. The fine cloth coat lzke “a fur collar, like those in Paris,” elevates Akaky in his workplace as everyone notices, the “party tool and office drudge” is now strutting like a “coryphee with the Bolshi.

And some of them do have a good time but others end up in the lake with greast their socks and a shirt. Greasy Lake by T. This story describes the scum of society, but in a way that l I love the line: Since the late s, he has published eleven novels and more than 60 short stories. You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account.