The book picked up towards the end, with really nice storiesBut one has to live through waste of time pieces throughout the book mostly for the first three quarters before one is treated to the nice ones what is glory without suffering? Average rating overall is 2. However, based on my overall impression and personal thoughts about the book, plus the following statistics, I am more inclined to give this book just 2 stars: Number of stories rated as 1 star- 6; 2 stars-7; 3 stars-4; 4 stars -6; 5 stars And 2 stars it is! It was just really ok.
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The book picked up towards the end, with really nice storiesBut one has to live through waste of time pieces throughout the book mostly for the first three quarters before one is treated to the nice ones what is glory without suffering?
Average rating overall is 2. However, based on my overall impression and personal thoughts about the book, plus the following statistics, I am more inclined to give this book just 2 stars: Number of stories rated as 1 star- 6; 2 stars-7; 3 stars-4; 4 stars -6; 5 stars And 2 stars it is! It was just really ok. There he took to accompanying his deaf cousin on his visit to a new hospital. The story ended with him and his cousin boarding the bus back home from the hospital.
It would have been nice if there was some solid foundation for the readers to bank on. What she wished for, it was never mentioned, but at the present time, she is living a happy and contented life. Unless the narrator is one of the miners that were trapped?
But there was no indication to this effect. Another story a dim-witted like me could not fathom! He is not aware that he talks to himself any more than the fact that he talks about airplanes. Throughout the story, the man ponders the characteristics of the woman, specifically that she cries a lot and for a long time, and that after she cries, she would initiate their lovemaking. I tend to agree with this. He talks about the 60s, and tells the story of a high school classmate and his girlfriend.
The values prevalent during the 60s, especially those referring to sex and virginity were discussed at the start, and this is a good kick-off point for what the main story was all about. This is about a man spending a holiday in a beach resort with his wife. The story was good up to this point, then came the knife. About a month ago, they read from the newspaper that a baby kangaroo was born. At first, she was disappointed because she thought that they should have gone earlier to visit because now, a month after, the baby kangaroo looks a little big to go inside the pouch.
They resigned to eating at the concession stand, and while there, the baby kangaroo hopped into the pouch, so naturally the girl was very happy. He needs a password to enter the workplace, a password he has no idea about. How can a bird be the boss? Is he cursed?
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If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden. The two processes complement each other, creating a complete landscape that I treasure. The green foliage of the trees casts a pleasant shade over the earth, and the wind rustles the leaves, which are sometimes dyed a brilliant gold. Meanwhile, in the garden, buds appear on flowers, and colorful petals attract bees and butterflies, reminding us of the subtle transition from one season to the next. The two types of writing may very well engage different parts of the brain, and it takes some time to get off one track and switch to the other. It was only after I began my career with two short novels, Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, , that I started, from to , to write short stories. I felt the possibilities of my fictional world expand by several degrees.
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Synopsis[ edit ] "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman"[ edit ] An unnamed adult narrator and his younger teen-aged cousin wait for a bus to take them to the hospital so the cousin can have his ear problem examined, an ailment he has had since he was young due to being hit in the ear by a baseball. The bus ride takes them through much hilly terrain and gives the narrator time to think about how he developed a close bond with his cousin. After the cousin checks in, the narrator reminisces on what happened the last time he visited a nearby hospital. After the operation, the girlfriend tells a narrative-poem about a woman who sleeps indefinitely because a "blind willow" sends its flies to carry pollen to her ear, burrow inside, and put her to sleep. After the cousin returns from the check-up, the two cousins lunch. As the bus taking them home approaches, the narrator begins to daydream of how he and his friend were careless with a gift of chocolates for the girlfriend many years ago.
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman