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[Read] ➳ Something Like Happy ➻ John Burnside – Famulantenaustausch.de In these remarkable stories John Burnside takes us into the lives of men and women trapped in marriage ensnared by drink diminished by disappointment; all kinds of women all kinds of men – lonely unIn these remarkable stories John Burnside takes us into the lives of men and women trapped in marriage ensnared by drink diminished by disappointment; all kinds of women all kinds of men – lonely unfaithful dying – driving empty roads at night These are people for whom the idea of ‘home' has become increasingly intangible hard to believe – and happiness or grace or freedom all now seem t.

O belong in some kind of dream or a fable they might have read in a children's picture book As he says in one story ‘All a man has is his work and his sense of himself all the secret life he holds inside that nobody else can know' But in each of these normal damaged lives we are shown something extraordinary a dogged belief in some kind of hope or beauty that flies in the face of all reason an.

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PDF/EPUB John Burnside î Something Like Happy MOBI ↠ Something Like PDF or î John Burnside is the author of nine collections of poetry and five works of fiction Burnside has achieved wide critical acclaim winning the Whitbread Poetry Award in 2000 for The Asylum Dance which was also shortlisted for the Forward and T S Eliot prizes Born in Scotland he moved away in 1965 returning to settle there in 1995 In the intervening period he worked as a factory hand a labour

something free like ebok happy ebok Something Like pdf Something Like Happy EpubO belong in some kind of dream or a fable they might have read in a children's picture book As he says in one story ‘All a man has is his work and his sense of himself all the secret life he holds inside that nobody else can know' But in each of these normal damaged lives we are shown something extraordinary a dogged belief in some kind of hope or beauty that flies in the face of all reason an.

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  1. Abbie | ab_reads Abbie | ab_reads says:

    PDF/EPUB John Burnside î Something Like Happy MOBI ↠ Something Like PDF or î something free, like ebok, happy ebok, Something Like pdf, Something Like Happy Epub375 starsI read this collection during the great July heatwave in an attempt to transport myself to Burnside’s gloomy rainy snowy Scotland and he did not disappoint I love the way he juxtaposes urban Scotland with folklore and a sense of unease I’ve never read anyone else uite like himSomething Like Happy explores the lives of various ordinary people truck drivers authors husbands and


  2. Alan Alan says:

    PDF/EPUB John Burnside î Something Like Happy MOBI ↠ Something Like PDF or î something free, like ebok, happy ebok, Something Like pdf, Something Like Happy EpubI loved many of the stories here Slut's Hair which appeared in the same anthology as me Peach Melba Godwit A Winter's Tale and especially The Cold Outside which chronicles the mundane life of a lorry driver who is terminally ill He has a strange encounter with a hitchhiker but although it makes him think and sit back a little it is not life changing or dramatic and he goes back to his home and his flat relationship with his wife just a little bit aware of things around him This is characteristic of this book uiet stories that carry you and make you think and sit back In 'A Winter's Tale' a young man minding a junk shop for a friend of his dead father sells a radio to a failed rock star and entirely incidentally scares away a would be robber w


  3. Sean Martin Sean Martin says:

    PDF/EPUB John Burnside î Something Like Happy MOBI ↠ Something Like PDF or î something free, like ebok, happy ebok, Something Like pdf, Something Like Happy EpubAn almost flawless collection of stories from John Burnside His previous story collection Burning Elvis is arguably the best of his early fiction the novels don't really start doing anything for me until Living Nowhere and this new book is a worthy successor to Elvis Several of the stories are not too far removed from some of the novels with their concerns for dead end live


  4. Deb Deb says:

    PDF/EPUB John Burnside î Something Like Happy MOBI ↠ Something Like PDF or î something free, like ebok, happy ebok, Something Like pdf, Something Like Happy EpubI'm tossing up whether to give this 3 or 4 stars There is no doubt that Burnside is an excellent writer and I very much enjoyed his deft use of language in these short stories But the subject matter became too much for me by the end of the book All the lonely people where do they all come from Eleanor Rigby could well have featured in this work So many sad stories of lonely or outcast individuals seeking some strain of happiness The story that stood out for me was Sluts Hair where Burnside is the voice of a battered wife with little love in her life looking for some small thing to nurtureI'd recommend dipping into this book now and then but avoiding reading from end to end Dip in savour his skillful writing then run outside smell the roses and feel the warmth of the sun or it all might become too much


  5. Moushumi Ghosh Moushumi Ghosh says:

    PDF/EPUB John Burnside î Something Like Happy MOBI ↠ Something Like PDF or î something free, like ebok, happy ebok, Something Like pdf, Something Like Happy EpubA brilliant collection of short stories from a poet and therefore retains a fair amount of poetry in its telling Reading Burnside is like looking under the hood of human intention Some of them deal with the other world for lack of a better term whatever lies at the edge of consciousness That which we are afraid to face and those who face them are changed forever Those who watch from the sidelines including us have only the faintest idea of living a life touched by it It's scary and satisfactory like all good stories are


  6. Pete Pete says:

    PDF/EPUB John Burnside î Something Like Happy MOBI ↠ Something Like PDF or î something free, like ebok, happy ebok, Something Like pdf, Something Like Happy EpubA respectable batch of short stories generally carrying a sense of claustrophobia dropping the reader as close to self contained universes as possible It's an uncomfortable experience My criticism of a collection like this is that the voices narrating the stories are essentially the same With such a range of experiences and characters I wonder why the same voice would be showing us these intimate places and hidden b


  7. Sue Sue says:

    PDF/EPUB John Burnside î Something Like Happy MOBI ↠ Something Like PDF or î something free, like ebok, happy ebok, Something Like pdf, Something Like Happy EpubEach of these stories seems to have an edge of unhappiness or out of place ness and characters who seem to obliterate themselves or are partially obliterated by others Perhaps no accident that many of them have a background of snow where landscapes change and footprints will disappear The best short stories create tiny worlds or moments which round themselves out still leaving a uestion or two for the reader These stories do that and the prose is very delicate and lovely I liked this book a lot


  8. Mairi Byatt Mairi Byatt says:

    PDF/EPUB John Burnside î Something Like Happy MOBI ↠ Something Like PDF or î something free, like ebok, happy ebok, Something Like pdf, Something Like Happy Epubuite liked this book just realised short stories are not my book of choice


  9. David David says:

    PDF/EPUB John Burnside î Something Like Happy MOBI ↠ Something Like PDF or î something free, like ebok, happy ebok, Something Like pdf, Something Like Happy EpubI started reading John Burnside a few years ago with ' The Devil's Footprints' and think he has been steadily getting better and better since culminating in the stunning 'A Summer of Drowning' but this was the first time I had tried his short fiction Few authors excel at both the long


  10. Heather Noble Heather Noble says:

    PDF/EPUB John Burnside î Something Like Happy MOBI ↠ Something Like PDF or î something free, like ebok, happy ebok, Something Like pdf, Something Like Happy EpubThe characters in this collection of short stories are ordinary people living unremarkable lives although the cliche uiet desperation did sometimes flit into my mind Yet in each of these lives there is a secret which soothes and nourishes the soul or inner being which makes each character uniue and remarkable and delivers something happyJohn Burnside's perceptive writi


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