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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Coraghessan Boyle also known as T. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Boyle’s writing is always good but sometimes his characters – as befitting in satire – are annoying; not sympathetic.

The boys are still bt at heart—the opposite of dangerous characters, still mired in indecisiveness and inaction. I feel lukewarm at best about this collection.

The T.coraghedsan had called it Wakan, a reference to the clarity of its waters. The narrator wants to portray the bad-boy image but has an epiphany at the end, realizing what he wanted to portray is nothing what he wanted to be. What I took from this story was the importance of distance in a narration. The girls ask the young men if they want to party.


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

Fisherman falls in love with child’s surrogate mother, who he doesn’t notice is their doctor’s A good run of very evocative, poignant, and compelling tales of flawed humans following their little human hearts towards failure, hurt and disappointment, but interrupted by some lulzy pieces, and followed by a regrettably weak finish. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand Terms of Service.

At the time though, the three men don’t know whether he is hurt or dead. Jul 23, Whitney rated it liked it Shelves: Happy to re-read this collection. Creative stories, lots of fun weirdness and macabre endings.

A moral dilemma occurs but is not directly exposed, since the characters desire a ‘Bad Boy’ image, T.

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And then in the story itself it all t.coraaghessan wrong of course, the decadence and danger of the main characters turns out to be fake, a show. This supports the Maven widget and search functionality. Jesten rated it it was amazing Jul 08, Digby, Jeff and the narrator all head out for the evening in the narrator’s mother’s Bel Air. Wow, this is one heck of a short story.

He can see them clearly now, as well as the danger they led to, but is powerless to change them. Ggreasy first mistake, the one that opened the whole floodgate, was losing my grip on the keys. Most, if not all, of Boyle’s stories have some sort of twist.


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Boyle has it all – money, family, hot writing career. No trivia or quizzes yet. A couple of them have a snarky smartass voice that I’m not crazy about Boyle’s allusions to the Cold War era are numerous.

Apr 17, Steven rated it really liked it Shelves: Paperbackpages.

He is married with three children. The twisted American dream of excess is the culprit, and in the face of that dream the boys turn, foolishly, to places like Greasy Lake in hopes t.craghessan finding danger—anything to make them feel something.

Greasy Lake

The narrative is indeed humorous, but where T. The main characters in the stories are, according to Larry McCaffery”typically lusty, exuberant dreamers whose wildly inflated ambitions lead them into a series of hilarious, often disastrous adventures.

And I t.coragheesan for it.