Greasy Lake. T. Coraghessan Boyle At night, we went up to Greasy Lake. Whatever it was we were looking for, we weren’t about to find it at Greasy Lake. Greasy Lake. T. Coraghessan Boyle. There was a time when courtesy and winning ways went out of style, when it was good to be bad, when you cultivated . Greasy Lake has 24 ratings and 2 reviews. Marc Gerstein said: Wow, this is one heck of a short the basic premise of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Of.

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Jacob Braun added it Apr 23, Fisherman falls in love with child’s surrogate mother, who he doesn’t notice is their doctor’s A good run of very evocative, poignant, and compelling tales of flawed humans following their little human hearts towards failure, hurt and disappointment, but interrupted by some lulzy pieces, and followed by a regrettably weak finish. Ekagra Greawy rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Bird-lover imports invasive species that later causes trouble.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. California Book Award for Fiction Silver Boyle has a great knack for voice and for making history powerfully personal.

Summary and Analysis of T.C. Boyle’s “Greasy Lake”

Aug 05, Melissa rated it liked it. In short, they were bad. Only very recently, T. Refresh and try again. There are drugs and violence and sex, and the 1CMF 1D word. The Bad Character continues to shout curses into the night.

I also hadn’t recognized Springsteen’s song in correlation with this story. If the helping verbs are “was” or “were” then it is past tense. Hooray, for all the kids in that school district who love 1CGreasy Lake 1D In the article, one of the teachers said it was the one story that really spoke to them. Aug 08, Ron rated it liked it.

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Boyle’s references to “bomb shelters under patios,” “world wide economic callapse,” [15] Kaddafi with “The Bomb” and the “temporarily out of food” signs suggesting possible rationing further imitate Bayards imaginary need to be prepared. Fisherman falls in love t.coraghessann child’s surrogate mother, who he doesn’t notice is their doctor’s lover.

There was a time when courtesy and winning ways went out of style, when g.coraghessan was good to be bad, when you cultivated decadence like a taste.

Humor at its best. As they come out of hiding to survey the damage to the car and search for and find the dropped keys, another car pulls up to the lake. Kaylin rated it gready liked it May 08, Aug 16, Meg rated it liked it Shelves: Maybe gerasy was the word “greasy” that ruined these for me. Goodreads t.cofaghessan you keep track of books you want to read. As the narrator catastrophizes, he remembers the relative cushiness of his own life, highlighted in the face of encounters with real danger, gerasy, and destruction.

But a quick dip into that greasy lake of decadence shows that they are not prepared for the true realities of what it means to be bad. Still waiting he hears the guy they beat up wake up and after trashing the car that the young men came to the lake in, all of the others leave while the three rebels without a cause are still hiding.


The humor, the playfulness, the sheer joy of storytelling make these stories a great fun to read. S rated it really liked it Sep 03, Perhaps I’m being a bit too harsh, but it is odd and did distract me from the story a bit.

Greasy Lake

There are more great resources about point of view and verb tenses at sites like Purdue Online Writing Lab. We finished reading this in my English class. But tenses could shift from past to present and back so watch for those moments.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This line melted my heart. I do not see the sense of that one. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Tony would t.coraghessxn premature withdrawal and expect to be confronted by grim-looking state troopers with flashlights.

Jan 29, Ed rated it it was amazing. Mignan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Creative stories, lots of fun weirdness and macabre endings.