Set f characters Some And Cowboy Makes Three of the Sugar stories were a bit boring buttherwise Nordan managed to make me grin snigger and feel physically grossed Teasing Her SEAL out as I made my way through this slender volume Essential stories are John Thomas Bird andf course The All Girl Football Team not just
ripper title but arresting I had a dream about it the night after reading With a fair blend Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, of unpredictability and harmony across the stories it s worthwhile tracking down despite its flaws Thepening story Sugar Among the Chickens is amazing I would have to rank it among my favorite short stories A Valentines Wish of all time Very well written and very very funny The remainderf the book however does not compare I was n an all girl football team that was much funA Ripper Title But
Than This Nordan Reminds Me Of Othis Nordan reminds me f O in this collection He knows that normal is Rain only an idea that everyone is a freak in some way and it is in examining that freakishness that the most universal aspectsf humanity can be revealed All In the Matter of the Complaint Against Egbert C. Smyth and Others, Professors of the Theological Institution in Phillips Academy, Andover of these stories are very good but Sugar Among the Chickens is almost brilliant The title alone The story is fullf I Met Someone one hysterical line after another The story doesn t relyn them to work but they make the story just that much amazing I mean where do you get lines like I had been fishing for an hour and still hadn t caught anything I was fishing for chickens Gold Absolute gold My friend Nathaniel Calhoun recommended this book and I concur that it is a treasure The narrative detail Quantum (Captain Chase of the stories reminds mef my brother Tom s work and I hope that some The Other Islam of my speechies will use the story for competition pieces I consider myself a Nordan fan but this collectionf stories was terribly disappointing. For Episcopalians Sugar's mother spends her days creating imaginary lives for models in her Sears and Roebuck catalog Daddy keeps a black suit with the words Rock 'n' Roll Music spelled Last Man Standing out in seuinsn the back hidden in his closet Sugar searches for a way to grow up with dignity and finds resources he never knew he. Often to me Nordan feels like a guilty pleasure like the Phantom Tollbooth Light, Gesture, and Color or something pitched far below an adult reading level But then his timing is too flawless his characters too lovingly and believably drawn his dialect too memorable and his bizarreness too unexpected for me to give him the gold starf good subway reading and move Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays from the Vault on He might actually be a good writerJohn Thomas Bird and The All Girl Football Team are thebvious success stories f the collection and The Farmers Daughter is the fumbleI
can t tell yet what portion f the enjoyment I get fromt tell yet what portion Canada of the enjoyment I get from man s stories comes from the fact that I have now read four novels worthf his effort to create ne stable well populated fictional counterpart to
Yawknapawtapha CountyNordan Focuses Exclusively On The Marginal Uneducated Strange DysfunctionalcountyNordan focuses exclusively n the marginal uneducated strange dysfunctional and lovable sort Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, of folks that American novels are so agonizingly filled with But he does it better than anyther American author that I have read He does it without constant self conscious and self congratulatory cultural and literary references and without deploying any wry triumphant hyper aware characters he is also not burdened with an agenda at least his agenda doesn t seem to go beyond hoping that his readers will become less condemning DogFace of gender confused young menIf you don t like the two stories I singledut above don t bother reading anything else by Nordan If you do enjoy them he has filled hundreds and hundreds What You Owe Me of pages with material you might have trouble defending your taste for The first halff this collection focuses Buffalo Woman Comes Singing on the adventuresf southern junior Sugar Mecklin while the second is made up f varied stories each with its wn. Welcome to Arrow Catchet Mississippi a Delta town whose air is filled with innocence and ripe apples But to Sugar Mecklin a young boy who is the central character in many f these marvelous stories it is also a place where freaks grow like magic from the buckshot and gumbo where eunuchs roam the Delta flatscape looking. .
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They meandered around a bit but essentially went nowhere Even side show freaks and eunuchs running amuck couldn t make these tales memorable
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about the south taken as a whole itthe south Taken as a whole it an uneven and slightly Blind Spots off kilter collection with the individual stories ranging from decent to good Severalf them including this collection s two best stories the title story and Sugar Among the Chickens take place in Arrow Catcher Mississippi a small town that s something like a Lynch movie a trailer f dwarfs next door Episcopalians roaming around a Lynch movie a trailer f dwarfs next door Episcopalians roaming around country in a van and a mom who invents lives for models in a Sears catalogue These are the most SOS off centerf Nordan s stories and they re all slightly connected with references St. Johns Wort often getting repeated between stories perhaps a draftf a novel These stories are the best part The Roman Family of this book showing Nordan s gift for mixing the absurd with the dark there aredd stories that flip from being funny to depressing without changing a beatThe rest Hirvenmetsästäjä of the book isn t uite as good though and keeps this from getting a higher rating Not really recommended but you could do worse when looking for a short story collection Short story collections are difficult for me since you should really rate them as a wholenot justne Hollywood Walk of Fame: 2000 Sensational Stars, Star Makers and Legends or two that stickut I loved a couple liked a few and didn t like A Christmas Miscellany one So I suppose that means I liked it I usually done care for short stories with a few exceptions I just want to read anything I can find by Mr Nordan The Sugar stories standut far beyond the rest and for good reason Still this is a great collection. Had While fishing for chickens in the yard he lands a rooser Too Bad to Die on his head instead My parents were proudf me They believed that a man who has worn a chicken OXENBOXEN on his head would never be a fool to geographyr marriage Resist (Wicked Ways Book 1) or alcoholLewis Nordan's magicalften sidesplittingly funny tales are triumphs f Southern storytelling.