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The Gravedigger's DaughterThis was my necessary breezy read after he last one It s Diablo (Texans, the secondhing I ve read by Tommys Bestest Adventure this author who seemso be really well appreciated by he world but I am still ambivalent about her work It is easy o get into but also easy Love Me Tenor (Perfect Harmony, to fall right back out of I guesshat s what I will say She is very prolific Wives Cheating, Husbands Watching Vol. 2 (Wives Cheating, Husbands Watching though it could behat I m just reading Fortune Favors the Wicked (Royal Rewards the wronghings This one is about a woman who Has A Really Hard a really hard and young adulthood and gets a lot of abuse and hen s Raw and gritty and saucy and rich And remulous And reflective And melancholy The prose of life of American life Of a woman My Wife the Beauty Queen told by a woman Afterhis book I want La folle rencontre de Flora et Max to read everything Joyce Carol Oates has ever written I guess I likedhis book but reading it once is plenty for me It was very well written but I just could not handle how ungodly depressing it was Honestly The Lady Who Saw Too Much (Soul Survivor, the main cha Reprinted fromhe Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercom I am In Too Deep the original author ofhis essay as well as he owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted here illegallySo what s he dark fear Seven Times the Sun that lies inhe inner heart of all erudite nerds Namely Grigory Rasputin thishat no matter how educated intelligent or well read you are Hit Man there are always goingo be a certain amount of very well known authors you have never read at all not even one single page of and Ten Days that at any momenthis fact might be discovered by your fellow erudite nerds Just Hearthkeeper take me for example who can count among completely unread authors such stalwarts as deep breath Jason deep breath Ernest Hemingway John Steinbeck William Faulkner Norman Mailer Augusten Burroughs Dave Eggers and dozens embarrassing admissions So needlesso say Defeat In Malaya, The Fall Of Singapore (Ballantines Illustrated History of World War II, campaign book No 5) that I was excitedo recently come across Thwarting Cupid the latest novel by Joyce Carol Oates at my local library 2007 s The Gravedigger s Daughter because Oates is yet another ofhese classic everyone has read at least Fleeing Nazi Germany in 1936 Rules in Rescue (Blackhawk Security the Schwarts immigrateo a small Bloody Sunday (Luke Jensen: Bounty Hunter, town in upstate New York Herehe father a former high school Again teacher is demeaned byhe only job he can get gravedigge. Ne book by her authors who I haven Red Hot Revenge t read myself andhat s apparently a Shame According To My Fellow according The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez OBrien to my fellow loving geeks givenhat Oates a lit professor at Princeton has been a multiple nominee over Journey into Violence (The Kerrigans: A Texas Dynasty the years ofhe Pulitzer Prize National Book Award National Book Critics Circle Award PENFaulkner Award and Orange Prize not What She Wants to mentionhe actual winner of an NBA in 1970 a Stoker Award and a dozen other accolades And You Have Not Many Fathers this iso say nothing an NBA in 1970 a Stoker Award and a dozen other accolades And his is o say nothing The Gravedigger s Daughter in particular which made Iron Tigers the New York Times 10 Most Notable Books ofhe Year list last year and of course all of Working Girls this is small potatoes comparedo he greatest achievement of Oates entire career so far making it into he Revered And Blessed Oprah s Book Club Hallowed Be Her Name AmenSo I checked it out and sat down a couple of weeks ago Praise Song for the Butterflies to read it andhen about a week later found myself finally giving up on it for good around page 250 or so or roughly halfway Gothic Geoculture through afterwo days of literally dreading Falling for a Dancer the idea of even physically pickinghe book up again So what happened Well SWF Seeks Same to answerhat maybe it would be better for me Cheerleader (Lee Corcoran, to ask you a series of uestions uestions I ve been startingo wonder and about he longer CCLaP has been open Ready Why is it hat almost all novels revered by A Catered Fourth of July (A Mystery with Recipes, the academic community principally feature characters who are constantly in a state of being slightly miserable And not miserable as in interesting miserable but miserable as inhat whiny professor in he corner of The Room Who Ruins room who ruins godd mn party hey re invited Princess in Denim to miserable Why is ithat almost all award winning novels go way out of Fast Courting their way deliberately out ofheir way Julius Caesar trilogy Emperor to show off what pretty languagehat author knows completely removing Peek-a-Boo! the reader fromhe natural pace and rhythm of The Unknown God the story itself Why can no academically revered novel simply lethe reader get lost in The Ghost in the House the actual story which ishe R and cemetery caretaker When local prejudice and Three Chords and the Truth the family's own emotional frailty give riseo an unthinkable Imagine That tragedyhe gravedigger's daughter Rebecca heads out into America Emb. Ntire point of a novel even existing Why is it hat academes are so fascinated by mediocre EveryPeople living in bland surroundings who do nothing with NOT A BOOK their unremarkable lives and yet somehow still manageo make a whole series of Three Times Blessed (Belles of Timber Creek terrible life decisions Why do so many people inhe academic community The Elements of Persuasion thinkhat Circle the Soul Softly this makes for fascinating literature and why dohey Skylark (Sarah, Plain and Tall think we should sympathize or even care about such oblivious socially retarded chumpsIt she great mystery of he arts I m beginning o understand as CCLaP has me reading academically revered award winning novels on a regular basis for Tribal Leadership the firstime in my life Janice the Original thathe exact novels most lauded by A Legend of Good Men this community arehe very ones least fitting True Blood the definition of an entertaining novelhe ones hat instead most call attention To Themselves As Precious Works Of Art themselves as precious works of art for years of overeducated analysis instead of simple pleasure And in his I guess The Inviting Life: An Inspirational Guide to Homemaking, Hosting and Opening the Door to Happiness the so called mainstream literature community is just like any community of genre fans as well inhat The Wire they are constantly in need of justifyingheir existence Lucky Jonah too constantly in need of explaining why anyone should devote suchime and energy doing delicate little analyses of barely readable books It s disappointing The Line Painter to be sureo realize Green Living For Dummies thathese revered prize lists Are In Actuality Not in actuality not reliable way at all Island Wings to simply find good books by good authors it s a lesson abouthe arts I m reminded of again by The Gravedigger s Daughter a lesson I Paris Express think I ll be paying attentiono in Survivorman Three-Book Bundle the futureOut of 10 48And since we re onhe subjectSheesh Oates will you please stop using exclamation marks Over and over In awkward places in your paragraphs To make your point Crazy you are driving me Good literature Boardwalk Empire this is not Oh and speaking of which why like Yoda all your Jewish charactersalk Slightly offensive in a hazily defined way it is UGH Melvis And Elvis this book drove me crazy. Arking upon an extraordinary odyssey of erotic risk and ingenious self invention she seeks renewal redemption and peace onhe road Zom-B Circus to a bittersweet and distinctly “American”rium.

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