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Comment to “Door in Your Eye” by Allisonstansberry

You talked about redemption in Wells Tower’s work, and how the absence of it seems to be a major presence in many of his stories. However, I found “Door in your Eye” to be one of the more redemptive pieces … Continue reading

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Wells Tower’s “The Brown Coast”

I felt that throughout the story, there was an atmosphere of repulsion and disgust; many of the descriptions rely on negative sensory descriptions, like the fridge smelling ‘sour’ or Bob’s relationship being ‘curdled.’  The emphasis especially seems to be on … Continue reading

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Wells Tower’s “The Brown Coast”

The “Brown Coast” is the first story that we have read of Wells Tower that is not written in the first person.  I actually really like third person narration because I feel like you get more about the characters and … Continue reading

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Great Cartoon Video of Wells Tower’s “Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned”

Everything, Ravaged, Everything Burned Cartoon I think the video’s narrator makes the story come together. Despite the modern twist in the language, hearing the narrator makes it seem more real and fitting.

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Tower’s “Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned”

Up until now, everything that we have read in Tower’s short story collection has been based in fairly modern times.  However, the last story in the book takes place in the past, during the time of Vikings.  Altogether witty and … 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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Modern Vikings? Tower’s “Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned”

Well, since I can’t sound smart anymore about my reading of “Going to the Dogs,” I suppose that I can attempt at “Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned.” To me, this is the best story that we have read by Wells Tower. … Continue reading

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Wells Tower’s “Door in Your Eye”

The characters in the stories by Wells Tower always surprise me with the roles they play.  I feel like a lot of the time I expect the characters to play an equal part or to be as equally developed, or … Continue reading

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Simple Twists in “Door In Your Eye”

From Bookforum.com: In “Door in Your Eye,” an elderly, disabled man moves in with his adult daughter. A Rear Window scenario ensues, as Albert watches a woman’s apartment across the street as stranger after stranger enters, stays a few minutes, … Continue reading

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Wells Tower, “Door In Your Eye”

I think I’m starting to warm up to Wells Tower the farther we read in the collection. The problem that I have with his stories is primarily the infuriating tendency of his characters to not be able to do anything. … Continue reading

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