Author Archives: greergordon

All Right

I went home for a month for Christmas right after Jessica’s mom was in the car accident and I called Nicky Forrester for the first time in a while.  The drive from Boston to Michigan was comforting in a familiar … Continue reading

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The Bubba Stories

What I love about “The Bubba Stories” is the fact that the plot is not unique at all.  There is nothing new in a story about a coming of age story of a girl going to college and telling lies, … Continue reading

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Home

Home is a coming of age story.  However, it works kind of backwards.  It takes a narrator who feels she’s an adult and shows her recognizing that she still has so far to go.  One of the ways that we … Continue reading

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Why I Live at the PO

The title for this story fits perfectly with the structure of it.  It’s told from a conversational, straight forward standpoint, and we aren’t given a lot of convoluted lines that we have to read into.  The narrator simply tells it … Continue reading

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Carrie Brown and Deborah Eisenberg

I loved both of these stories and they were quite different from the things we have been reading this semester.  Maybe I just thought it was refreshing to read something with a different flavor.  It isn’t as confusing or unreliable … Continue reading

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The Brown Coast

“The Brown Coast” might be one of my favorite stories that we have read this semester, which is strange considering it’s the only one that isn’t from the first person point of view from Tower, which I generally like better, … Continue reading

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My Shape

Reading My Shape coupled with all of Mary Robinson’s stories felt like a huge jump.  They were so contradictory, we got almost all of the narrator’s life story in My Shape and Mary Robinson only gives us a peek in … Continue reading

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Beverly Home

I think that Dennis Johnson took a different approach to this story than he did a lot of the others in the collection.  The first and most obvious is it’s longer.  There seems to be more character development here in … Continue reading

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Denis Johnson’s “Steady Hands…” and “Happy Hour”

One of the things that I liked most about the reading for today is that they were kind of similar in the structure of the dialogue.  In “Happy Hour” there is almost no exposition with the large piece of dialogue, … Continue reading

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Tower’s “Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned”

The first statement I want to make is that I don’t understand why this is the title of the collection.  The story seems completely different in structure and type of character to me, and the fact that it is unrealistic … Continue reading

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