Where I'm Calling from: New and Selected Stories - Raymond Carver Reviews
Description:ISBN 0679722319 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Raymond Carver / Edition: Reprinted Ed / Paperback / 544 Pages / Book is published 1989-06-30 by Vintage Books
Newest Review: ... took to it as a chore rather then an interest. It was something my teacher had instructed me to do so I had to do it. ... more
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by - written on 22/11/11 (Useful, 63 readings)
It was recommended to me and the rest of my class when I was studying English Literature at A-Level that we took interest into some the great authors of modern literature if we were going to pass our exams, as we would learn key details and be better at analysis of text. So I choose to start with Carver and I'm going to be honest, I took to it as a chore rather then an interest. It was something my teacher had instructed me to do so I had to do it. However, after reading the first few short stories in the anthology (Nobody said anything and Bicycles, Muscles, Cigarettes) I began to get used to the style in which Carver was writing. Carver writes in a matter ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/02/09 (Very useful, 629 readings)
I really wanted to like Raymond Carver. He is a writer whose work has been strongly recommended to me by several people whose opinions I respect, including my elder son, who does not take kindly to having his recommendations ignored. Having at last got round to following the recommendation I wanted to be able to report back positively, if somewhat belatedly, on the experience. And I almost can. But not quite. Maybe I expected too much. Carver has come to occupy a prominent place in the pantheon of late 20th century literature, with distinguished writers and critics alike all apparently sharing the same hymnsheet when they sing his praises. As "the ... Read the complete review
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