Stories in the Worst Way

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3rd bed, 2002 - Fiction - 159 pages
46 Reviews
Thirty-six stories on unpleasant characters creating unpleasant situations. The story, In Waking Hours, is on a corporate type who vents his hate of people by mimicking them, while in Slops a professor exploits a bowl disorder to keep people away. Some stories are only a few sentences long.

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Sometimes I liked his writing a lot. - Goodreads
Great book, like Ben Marcus, a sentence writer. - Goodreads
He's clearly a very good writer. - Goodreads
Others just seemed like writing exercises or dares. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Grant Carln't - Goodreads

For anyone interested in the aesthetic of the sentence, read this book to discover the way each sentence wriggles loose, with startling turns of phrase, into the uncanny space in which Lutz's stories ... Read full review

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User Review  - Olivia Haber-Greenwood - Goodreads

This book is beautiful. This is what I wrote about it in an email to a former professor: In fact, a book is the reason why I'm writing to you. Have you ever read Stories in the Worst Way by Gary Lutz ... Read full review

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