The Tent

The Tent The Short Fiction Pieces Brought Together In The Tent Cover A Broad Range Of Subjects, Reflecting Contemporary Life And Society With Accuracy And Precision. This book is blindingly good I am actually blind now I cannot see the words I am typing I don t care, I will keep typing to extol the virtues of Margaret Atwood s prose Let me count the ways Uhit s hard to describe She just tells, in this book, these minute, compact stories that shatter appearances She tells the truth, and she tells it with a thesaurus that could obliterate you if it fell from a height onto your body You would be pulp
The blurb by The Seattle Times on the back of this book said it best When Margaret Atwood is good, she s very good And when she s barbed, she s better A collection of impossibly short stories a few of them are less than a page long written as only Margaret Atwood can write them, and accompanied by her own illustrations This is a good quick read since the stories are all so short, I was able to finish the whole collection in about half an hour Here s a sample of some of the titles It
Really, really enjoyed this It s a collection of super short stories that feltpersonal that anything I ve read from Atwood yet I really loved Voice especially, but a lot of the stories focused on Atwood s career as a writer I adore Margaret Atwood, so I was all about it Here s a list of my very favorites Impenetrable Forest Voice Resources of the Ikarians It s Not Easy Being Half Divine Three Novels I Won t Write Soon Bring Back Mom An Invocation King Log In Exile Faster Nighting Really, really enjoyed this It s a collection of super short stories that feltpersonal that anything I ve read from Atwood yet I really loved Voice especially, but a lot of the stories focused on Atwood s career as a writer I adore Margaret Atwood, so I was all about it Here s a list of my very favorites Impenetrable Forest Voice Resources of the Ikarians It s Not Easy Being Half Divine Three N
For the record, this is the first time I ve actually finished a Margaret Atwood book I ve tried 3 times, 3 separate books, over the last 15 years to read her I always find her books incredibly intriguing, but then I always for some reason lose interest The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin or get frustrated with her writing style The Handmaid s Tale But I m obviously in the minority here many people I know whose opinions I respect and honor LOVE Margaret Atwood and probably think I m nut For the record, this is the first time I ve actually finished a Margaret Atwood book I ve tried 3 times, 3 separate books, over the last 15 years to read her I always find her books incredibly intriguing, but then I always for some reason lose interest The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin or get frustrated with her writing style The Handmaid s Tale But I m obviously in the minority here many people I know whose opinions I respect and honor LOVE Margaret Atwood and probably think I m nuts.So I hovered between 2 3 stars for this book, mostly because I had an a ha moment at the end really tied the book together for me as a cohesive narrative, rather than just these seemingly random stories, anecdotes, poems, and jokes She starts the book with a notion of abandoning the idea of a life story Of not writing about your
This is a collection of very short pieces They range from the image of a dead cat torturing the souls of wicked people in cat heaven to Chicken Little being rebuffed by modern attempts to deny climate change, from dreamscapes to literary reimagining These are very clever and sometimes quite funny. Lots of VERY short but thought provoking pieces They are varied, though many involve common Atwood themes relationships, environmental catastrophe, heaven and hell, women Some are quite poetic and a few are actual poems there is an allegorical riddle, or perhaps it s a riddling allegory There are also a few faux naive woodcut illustrations.You could easily read the whole thing in an hour or two, but you d probably feel sea sick and you really wouldn t appreciate them Because they are so b Lots of VERY short but thought provoking piec
A rather disappointing collection of short writings The shorts on Part III were the ones I enjoyed the most I wouldn t recommend getting acquainted with Atwood s writing with this book, since her genius is not really shining here. The Tent is an undoubtedly impressive, thought provoking little piece of CanLit and some of Margaret Atwood s most memorable work. I secretly blame this book not much of a secret any for the nausea I felt while riding the plane then the stomachache I experienced after I got off the plane A scapegoat, you may call it It was not a disgusting nor despicable collection of stories Rather it was underwhelming and, seemed to me, commonplace It was as if Atwood was writing for herself and not for me This is not necessarily a bad thing but I find I could not connect nor find a common ground with most of them Such is an i I secretly blame this book not much of a secret any for the nausea I felt while riding the plane then the stomachache I experienced after I got off the plane A scapegoat, you may call it It was not a disgusting nor despicable collection of stories Rather it was underwhelming and, seemed to me, commonplace It was as if Atwood was writing for herself and not for me This is not necessarily a bad thing but I find I could not connect nor find a common ground with most of them Such is an incohesive collection with most of its stories ending when they would just start to pique my interest And such is unforgettable On top of my head, I can say I did love 1 The Tent, a great a
My First Margaret Atwood book Yay Found her writing style intriguing but quite hard to follow at times Must read her other works sometime soon Also, Will try to re read this book someday Though I finished the book, I m still not satisfied I feel like I missed out something

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  • Paperback
  • 155 pages
  • The Tent
  • Margaret Atwood
  • English
  • 27 July 2018
  • 074758494X