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Book Title: McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.35 MB
v The author of the book: Michael Chabon
Edition: Vintage Books
Date of issue: February 2003
ISBN 13: 9781400033393
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Read full description of the books McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales:do you like genre fiction? then read this book. tragically, i dislike genre fiction. i'm sure this is a great anthology for people who do like genre fiction. by which i mean, westerns, mysteries, fantasy, old-school pulp novels, & items that can be found in the gold room at powell's in portland, oregon. when i was in college, one of my several majors was popular culture, with an emphasis on the inter-relationship of cinema & literature. which seems weird to me now that i never watch movies, but okay. to this end, i took several classes on genre fiction, in order to thoroughly understand the tropes of your average western novel or sci-fi book. even though i have never liked books like that & still don't. when i moved to portland & applied to be a bookseller at powell's, i was by chance interviewed by the woman who managed the gold room. she was looking for someone to handle romances, thrillers, nautical fiction ("horation hornblower," "jaws") & books on tape. i talked a good game thanks to my college learnin' & got hired. sadly, everyone else on the genre team was a super-nerd who actually really loved the "star trek" novelizations or the "dr. who" books & got psyched for every new sue grafton release. it was evelen months of pure unadulterated nerd-dom, & that is also how i felt reading this anthology, which i read because i was desperately ill with a sinus infection & couldn't concentrate on reading anything i would have actually liked.
Read information about the authorMichael Chabon (b. 1963) is an acclaimed and bestselling author whose works include the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000). Chabon achieved literary fame at age twenty-four with his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (1988), which was a major critical and commercial success. He then published Wonder Boys (1995), another bestseller, which was made into a film starring Michael Douglas. One of America’s most distinctive voices, Chabon has been called “a magical prose stylist” by the New York Times Book Review, and is known for his lively writing, nostalgia for bygone modes of storytelling, and deep empathy for the human predicament.
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