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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (149 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynne Tillman Narrator: Lee Ann Howlett Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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The stories in Some Day This Will Be Funny marry memory to moment in a union of narrative form as immaculate and imperfect as the characters damned to act them out on page. Lynne Tillman, author of American Genius, presides over the ceremony; Clarence Thomas, Marvin Gaye, and Madame Realism mingle at the reception. Narrators - by turn infamous and nameless - shift within their own skin, struggling to unknot reminiscence from reality while scenes rush into warm focus, then cool, twist, and snap in the breeze of shifting thought. Epistle, quotation, and haiku bounce between lyrical passages of lucid beauty, echoing the scattered, cycling arpeggio of Tillman's preferred subject: the unsettled mind. Collectively, these stories own a conscience shaped by oaths made and broken; by the skeleton silence and secrets of family; by love's shifting chartreuse. They traffic in the quiet images of personal history, each one a flickering sacrament in danger of being swallowed up by the lust and desperation of their possessor: a fistful of parking tickets shoved in the glove compartment, a little black book hidden from a wife in a safe-deposit box, a planter stuffed with flowers to keep out the cooing mourning doves. They are stories fashioned with candor and animated by fits of wordplay and invention - stories that affirm Tillman's unshakable talent for wedding the patterns and rituals of thought with the blushing immediacy of existence, defying genre and defining experimental short fiction.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura | 1/7/2014

    " Did not care for this collection of short stories AT ALL! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Collins | 12/31/2013

    " It probably deserves more stars, but I really don't like books of short stories "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/9/2013

    " This set of short stories or vignettes started sharply, reminiscent of Lydia Davis, but petered out mid-way through. Thought provoking and evocative, but lacking in tangible imagery or plot development to ground the reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 cat | 12/7/2013

    " 2011 Book 99/100 "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kayzee Jusayan | 11/23/2013

    " I don't think this will be funny someday. On the bright side I created a shelf just for it. This will go down in history as one of the very few books I did not finish and I am a sucker for finishing books I start reading. Oh well... maybe someday I might pick it up and finish it - or not. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ellen | 9/29/2013

    " This book couldn't end soon enough - miserable waste of my time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Doneen | 9/7/2013

    " This was self-indulgent writing at its worst--major waste of reading time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Masha | 8/6/2013

    " Lynne Tillman's writing is like an abacus. A pair of scales moving up and down. The heart of this book is Love Sentence. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bryan | 3/19/2013

    " Someone help clean up my own vomit. This was horrible. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Snem | 3/8/2013

    " It's beautifully written, but I really just didn't get it. Kinda made me feel like a dork who just couldn't understand what it took to be in the cool kids club, a club filled with people who loved this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kassandra | 12/31/2012

    " Some of these stories I loved- others I didn't care for at all. As a whole it is quite good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Johnny | 11/3/2012

    " This book was just awful. It was shockingly empty, and didn't have a point. The author is extremely talented, and the writing was top notch, but there was absolutely no creativity in this book. It read like a science journal not like fiction/creative writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina. | 9/9/2012

    " I really loved some of the stories but didn't care all that much for others. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 7/27/2012

    " Really, I tried to like these stories. I found the shifts in style terribly grating. Some of the stories were so obtuse that I just am giving up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lola425 | 5/30/2012

    " Not my cup of tea. Read two stories and then opted out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Layne | 4/29/2012

    " "More Sex" made me LOL, but as with almost any story collection there are a few misses. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tanya Patrice | 2/20/2012

    " One of the few short story collections where I didn't get ANY of the stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charity | 10/20/2011

    " Good not great collection of short stories. Highlights: "The Shadow of a Doubt" and "Later." "

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