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  • Title: You Are Having a Good Time
  • Author: Amie Barrodale
  • ISBN: 9780374293864
  • Page: 329
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You Are Having a Good Time

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  1. This book felt like going to a party all alone where you didn t know anyone and drinking too much cheap ros At first, it was kind of rough going, and everything seemed weird Then it was like you found the right people to talk to and someone gave you some upmarket red Barrodale s humor is so strange, so touching It s like Loorie Moore and Deborah Eisenberg co wrote together on LSD I feel somewhat incapable of recalling the plots to most of the stories but each left me with a mood and atmosphere I [...]


  2. I was once talking to a friend about how books rated 4 stars on are sometimes interesting and complex than 5 star all pleasing books This is a good case for that argument I loved this book for its oddness, it imperfections, and boldness of voice I can tell that Barrodale is a writer who won t play by the rules or do what you always want This sort of independence reminds me of Nell Zink and Ottessa Moshfegh And it will probably make me pick up any book she writes after this This story collection [...]


  3. DNF 21% I only managed the first two stories Barrodale writes in a flat, affectless style full of unconnected sentences her themes are of Hollywood and the emptiness of modern life This reminded me most of Miranda July, so if you re a big fan of hers I d say go for it Otherwise, don t bother.


  4. Two stars because I did not like these stories They aren t about anything, yet they re so vague one could say they re about everything This kind of plotless, pointless nonsense is why I stopped reading the New Yorker.Maybe people like to read these because these types of characters lead pointless, random lives, which accurately depicts the pointless, random lives of the people who like to read this sort of thing A pretentious and bored ouroboros eating its own tail miserably forever.


  5. The stories in this book were so obscure, but solid The characters were flawed and distractable almost believable, but too blase about things that people tend not to be blase about to be realistic The stories contained some wickedly funny lines and passages that described the pain and anguish that comes from disengagement perfectly If you like listening to tangential stories, you ll like this book I like to be surprised, and none of these stories were predictable.


  6. Maybe it was just the mood I was in but I laughed a lot reading this book.Stylistically, I found myself thinking about Jesus Son, in which dialogue is the vehicle for showing what s in the room or what s happening Does that make sense There s a lot of very well done compression happening in here and things are often described in a way that assumes knowledge, like how you would tell a friend Like, you d just mention Carole, you wouldn t go into a big thing about who Carole is.Faves William Wei , [...]



  7. I consider this book to be a perfect example of the old adage, Don t judge a book by its cover Not only is the jacket hideous, but as I picked it up I immediately started second guessing myself, wondering, Am I really going to enjoy something from the fiction editor at Vice Yes Through the first story, my doubts remained But as I made my way through the collection quite quickly, I might add I became obsessed with her writing, her characters and the complex situations they find themselves in I lo [...]


  8. Most of these short stories just seem weird for the sake of weird, though a couple of them, notably Animals and Frank Advice for Fat Girls rise above Not a fan of the adamant non resolution endings, though.


  9. This book has been on my bedside table for months The first story, William Wei, is so good So sad The last line is amazing and perfect There are many savage moments in these stories, and many brutal sentences packed with thought and emotion Amie Barrodale is one of the most generous writers because I don t have the feeling that she s trying to be in control or masterful Her writing is direct and vivid and it speaks to me.


  10. I had the pleasure of first encountering these stories in a stack of manuscripts, from which they immediately stood out as Real Deal, idiosyncratic in the best possible way, and I m so happy they made it out into the world.



  11. Really a pleasant surprise Picked it up cos of the cover and enjoyed pretty much every story in here The author is amazing at writing life s absurd, stupid moments.


  12. A pretty enjoyable collection of short stories filled with flawed characters whose stories are tied together by motifs of doomed affairs, booze fueled nights, and a touch of the surreal.



  13. You are Having a Good Time by Amie Barrodale is a collection of non interlinked stories of desire, consequences be damned It is about characters who are so simple that all they want is for their desires to see fruition and at the same time so complex that they want to justify everything that desire makes them do or so it seems The desires in these stories could be related to the body or not The underline theme though is that of normality being stripped away from every single character, for him o [...]


  14. Amie Barrodale You Are Having a Good TimeA collection of ten short stories.The strongest story in this collection is the first story, William Wei Ms Barrodale has said in an interview that it is her favorite, and I discover that it won the Plimpton Prize for Fiction It is very well written Every sentence is strong The movement of the viewpoint character through the story flows well and carries the reader along.Apparently this was originally intended as the beginning of a novel, but was reworked [...]


  15. I m a fan of The Office sitcom, and the title of this book reminded me of when Dwight Schrute was left in charge of decorating for an office birthday party His banner read It Is Your Birthday And the balloons were gray.That s how I felt about this very slim book of short stories To me, there s a difference between well written and written well Barrodale s book falls in the later Excellent use of the written language and moments of usually uncomfortable understanding, but just not for me.


  16. The kind of book that isn t about anything It was just words to read I didn t love any of the stories and they weren t connected in any way The writing was completely average I never wondered or wanted from a character or situation, and I had to skim the last 40 pages because yes, I gave up.


  17. Picked this up by chance at the library and finished quickly over the course of three days Read out loud to my boyfriend Began noticing a sequence of strange synchronicities between my own life and little details from certain chapters Barrodale s writing stuck with me and has the ability to affect a mood Fun lil read


  18. There is no doubt that Amie Barrodale is a very talented writer I thoroughly enjoyed most of the stories The last two were difficult to connect with but I enjoyed the collections overall ennui and dark humor of life.


  19. Occasionally interesting, frequently frustrating The James Franco blurb should ve tipped me off If you like weird short stories and are willing to feel disoriented, this might be for you I liked about every third story but overall, this was too emotionally distant for my taste.



  20. Brilliant new voice These stories do the impossible capture humanity s absurdity while leading us to conclusions we d never foresee on our own but which are somehow the only ones possible.



  21. This collection of ten stories were eclectic and I m sure this author has her fans but they aren t my cup of tea.





  22. This is sort of an average averaged review some of the stories in this collection are really great Animal, Catholic, Frank Advice for Fat Women , but it s uneven as a whole.