Revenge of the Lawn

19°C, warm rain.


A utilitarian choice of read. Bedtime is time for a short read for me. It has ot be short because lying down makes me fall asleep- even in daytime. This book is full of short stories, I say it like that because there are so many of them in a thin book. One of them is only a few lines long. It’s nice to just to read his voice, though often the stories hold a pang of some sort that only Brautigan can reach in my (limited) experience.
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4 Responses to Revenge of the Lawn

  1. ravingpoet says:

    How are you finding this? I just finished reading ‘Trout Fishing in America,’ ‘The Pill versus the Springhill Mine disaster,’ and ‘In Watermelon Sugar’ – with mixed feelings. ‘Trout Fishing’ I enjoyed, but ‘In Watermelon Sugar’ – no, no, no. Have you read much by him? Was I just unlucky in my choice?

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  2. Mike d. says:

    I have Watermelon, but not started it yet. "So the wind won’t blow it away" is wonderful though.Maybe you just don’t like him, his subject matter or style? I do.

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  3. Helen says:

    In Watermelon Sugar is young, sweet Brautigan. It isn’t really a story but if you like the style it’s enjoyable. It’s not my favourite though I have to say.

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  4. ravingpoet says:

    I’m being swept away by John McGahern and James Kelman at the moment.

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