Monday, September 23, 2013

What we talk about when we talk about love - Raymon Carver

This book was published in 1981.  One year after the death of Raymond Carver.  This is the first Raymond Carver book that I have read.  It will likely be my last.  This collection of short stories has left me wanting.  Just when the story is going somewhere or is about to go in an interesting direction the writer ends it.  The stories themselves are  at times so mundane that I wonder what is the point?  It could also be that this is way beyond my intellectual level and that while I am just scratching the surface others will get so much more out of these stories.  I hope so.  He is a brilliant writer I just wish there was more meat on this bone.  Also, as I was reading I couldn't help but feel some of these stories felt familiar.  After a little bit of research I found out that some of these stories were used for Robert Altmans movie Short Cuts.  Which is my favorite Robert Altman movie. 

Have you read any Raymond Carver that you would recommend?  Leave a comment here for others to read.

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