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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Boyle has been a Distinguis T. Now it was fetid and murky, the la,e banks glittering with broken lakr and strewn beer cans and the charred remains of bonfires. Return to Book Page. Feeling guilt at their own lives of luxury.

It’s a truism, at least to me, that all short story collections are by their nature “hit or miss,” regardless of whether the collection is author-centric or is a theme anthology. 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.

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

Shannon rated it it was ok Mar 10, Maricela Marin rated it it was amazing Jul 31, I love the line: The young men end up at a local hang out spot past town known as Greasy Lake. T.ccoraghessan, a fisherman by trade, who has never been to college but reads science books and magazines.

Apr 17, Jay rated it it was amazing Shelves: His desire to flee back to safety is symbolized by his yearning to find the car keys. Nov 18, Jonathan rated it really liked it.

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We were all dangerous characters then. Neither the water or the characters are clean but only one is truly polluted.

They develop affectations that they think they are supposed to have in order to be “bad. But for some reason, the artificial moon turns people into insane nymphomaniacs.

Greasy Lake & Other Stories

Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. What’s the Name o In short, they were bad. The narrator, as he relays the story of the night at Greasy Lake, is awash in the stupidity—and inevitability—of his own past mistakes.

Water Water in literature represents spirituality and transition. I definitely recommend the collection.

Jasmin Thompson rated it really liked it Sep 11, The first boyoe, the one that opened the whole floodgate, was losing my t.coraaghessan on the keys. Greasy Lake and Other Byy. This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Ziss, and is arrested by the police. Ziss at her house and realizes he has been deceived.

An immersive depiction of a group of kids trying way too hard, biting off more than they can chew, and choking on the excess, Boyle captures a surreal moment in time when a boy grows up a little. They don’t want to be. To ask other readers questions about Greasy Ggreasyplease sign up.

We drank gin and grape juice. I absolutely hated a few of these stories, though. Dec 09, Jeff rated it liked it Shelves: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It was uttered by a key character in the story, a very bad dude 13 that 19s exactly what you would expect to come out of his mouth. Kg added it Oct 06, Boyle who can deliver meaningful life lessons for people of all ages and backgrounds. Coraghessan Boyle Issue 84, Summer We wore torn-up leather jackets, slouched around with toothpicks in our mouths, sniffed glue and ether and what somebody claimed was cocaine.


Sign In Sign Up. It has three rebellious teenagers looking for trouble on a summer eveningand finding it. Get the Teacher Edition. Very intriguing and definitely worth rereading, as most of the stories in this collection. Title story is as gripping and amazing as I remember. Guess it’s love all around huh.

Paris Review – Greasy Lake

Yet they also lack the ability to leave the comforts of their upper middle class lifestyle and suburbia life. Kristyana added it Jul 10, Tony would experience premature withdrawal and expect to be confronted by grim-looking gdeasy troopers with flashlights. We were all dangerous characters then.

It seems the three friends have bitten off greasyy than they can chew in seeking out danger as a cure for their boredom. This collection of short stories are worth it just to read The Hector Quesadilla Story.

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