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. 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 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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Short story about faithful communist who acquires coat from tailor; is mocked by treacherous comrades [s]. Apr 08, Jennifer M. An immersive depiction of a group of kids trying way too hard, biting off more than they can chew, and lxke on the excess, Boyle captures a surreal moment in time when a boy grows up a little.

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Tango, Thunderbird and Bali Hai. Very intriguing and definitely worth rereading, as most of the stories in this collection. I feel lukewarm at best about this collection. And I went for it. People change, loyalties fade, but in the end of this story, the feelings will turn sour in your stomach. Shannon rated it it was ok Mar 10, This ends up being a mistake though as the car contains a man out with his girl.

He grew greay in the small town on the Hudson Valley that he regularly fictionalizes as Peterskill as in widely anthologized short story Greasy Lake. We were all dangerous characters then. Now I’m thinking it may have been a one hit wonder, because the rest of this collection was okay–nothing special–and certainly nowhere near the same level as “Caviar.


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

Greasy Lake is a collection of short stories by T. But a quick dip into that greasy lake of decadence shows that they are not prepared for the true realities of what it means to be bad.

Most likely set in the 60’s, these young men of privilege think about rebelling but are unwilling to give up the safety and security of their white, suburban life. He is married with three children.

Aug 11, Robert Dunbar rated it really liked it. I recommend this story. Diana Braxton rated it liked it Sep 16, Mayra added it Jun 23, He merely backed off a step, his face like a Toltec mask, and laid Digby out with a single whistling roundhouse blow.

Dec 28, James rated it it was ok. Kg added it Oct 06, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Greasy Lake

And there is nothing funny about it. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. As with any such collection, there is an occasional misstep, but that does not diminish the quality of the great work and a four star rating for this collection is the highest praise.

Jack seems to understand his troubled buddy better than anyone possibly could. It has three rebellious teenagers looking for trouble on a summer eveningand finding it. Christi Hodges rated it really liked it Sep 11, For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: Greasy Lake, to me, felt like neither. Creative stories, lots of fun weirdness and macabre endings. Coraghessan Boyle published in by Viking Press.


Greasy Lake & Other Stories by T. Coraghessan Boyle

At first excited by the intense creativity of the prose, I quickly began to feel as though I were watching a conjurer do the same card trick over and over. Wikipedia articles with style issues from October All articles with style issues Pages to import images to Wikidata. Hannah Debnam added it Sep 16, Anything less would have been distracting.

Feb 08, Robert Walrod rated it liked it. Kaylin rated it really liked it May 08, Looking Cool The story of “Greasy Lake” breaks down the perception rgeasy what is cool and bad and shows the reality of the situation. Bena Williams rated it liked it Feb 07, One day, while Marie is working, Wendy and Mr.

Boyle continues to impress in his second collection of short fiction. What were you doing during your teen-age years? When you are a teenager, you think you know, but you really don 19t, and never will.

Retrieved from ” https: Boyle describes their “Bad Boy” behavior: The narrator of the fictional short story was promoted to “special aid” during the time of a “visit by the Soviet Premier and his uh wife,” and makes this a plausible tale, as he supposedly confesses the true account of the love story.

Humor at its best. Still, the satire is strong in stories like “The New Moon Party”. I definitely recommend the collection. Feb 06, Bryan rated it really liked it.