Music for Torching



In Music For Torching, The Controversial Author Of The End Of Alice Lays Bare The Foundations Of Marriage And Family Life At The End Of The Century Flash Frozen In The Anxious Culture Of A Suburban Subdivision, Paul And Elaine The Couple First Featured In Homes S Collection Of Stories The Safety Of Objects Have Two Boys And A Beautiful Home, Yet They Find Themselves Thoroughly Inexplicably Stuck Obsessed With Making Things Good Again, They Spin The Quiet Terrors Of Family Life Into Fantastical Frenzy That Careens Out Of Control, Doing And Saying All The Things We Dare Not, Throwing Into Full Relief The Chasm Between Our Public And Private Selves From A Strange And Hilarious Encounter On The Floor Of The Pantry With A Stepford Wife Neighbor, To An Ill Concieved Plan For A Tattoo, To A Sexy Town Cop Who Shows Up At Every Inopportuune Moment, To House Cleaning Team In Space Suits, To A Mistress Calling On The Cell Phone, To A Hostage Situation At The School, Homes Creates Characters So Outrageously Flawed And Deeply Human That They Are Entirely Believable With Music For Torching, A.M Homes Brings Her Unnerving Emotional Intensity To The Heart Of America, Creating A New And Dangerous Territory That Is Distinctly Her Own.Music for Torching

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[KINDLE] ✿ Music for Torching  Author A.M. Homes – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Music for Torching
  • A.M. Homes
  • English
  • 26 July 2018
  • 068816711X

10 thoughts on “Music for Torching

  1. says:

    My second shot with A.M Homes brand of familial dysfunction was much better than my first the decidedly one note short story collectionThings You Should Know This one, a particularyferocious novelMusic for Torching is, at its finer moments, as good as anything written by a few of her East Coast based Pulitzer winning kings of dysfunction fiction predecessors John Updike and John Cheever immediately come to mind , though refreshingly with a female centric perspective While I gene My second shot with A.M Homes brand of familial dysfunction was much better than my first the decidedly one note short story collectionThings You Should Know This one, a particularyferocious novelMusic for Torching is, at its finer moments, as good as anything written by a few of her East Coast based Pulitzer winning kings of dysfunction fiction predecessors John Updike and John Cheever immediately come to mind , though refreshingly with a female centric perspective While I generally loathe books t...

  2. says:

    I m really torn in my opinion of this book Astime goes by since I ve finished it, as I think about it , I like it better than I did when I had first finished it When I first finished this book I was absolutely shocked by the outcome, I put the book down and was incredibly confused, and really upset But I knew that I didn t dislike the book, I hadn t been able to put it down A.M Homes style of writing is mesmerizing, and the characters are all just so terrible and so lifelike in t I m really torn in my opinion of this book Astime goes by since I ve finished it, as I think about it , I like it better than I did when I had first finished it When I first finished this book I was absolutely shocked by the outcome, I put the book down and was incredibly confused, and really upset But I knew that I didn t dislike the book, I hadn t been able to put it down A.M Ho...

  3. says:

    Delightfully devastating With this book, A.M Homes paints a haunting picture of suburbia The main characters, Paul and Elaine, have managed to keep up with the Joneses in their seemingly perfect suburban town, but their lovely house, friendly neighbors and two boys have left them with a life filled with boredom and despair They want to make things good again in their lives, yet are caught in a shame spiral that begins with a failed attempt to burn down their house and ends with a hostage sit Delightfully devastating With this book, A.M Homes paints a haunting picture of suburbia The main characters, Paul and Elaine, have managed to keep up wi...

  4. says:

    Few writers are as incisive and savagely funny as Homes when it comes to dissecting that dysfunctional beast that is family I just love her.

  5. says:

    It was very difficult for me to assign a rating to this book.On one hand it is very well written That is usually enough to earn 4 stars from me I do love a well turned phrase.On the other hand it was very difficult to read The characters straight across the board are very unlikeable It was hard for me to care about what happened to them To make matters worse, every now and then I would see a little glimpse of myself or of other people I love Never enough to make me think that I o It was very difficult for me to assign a rating to this book.On one hand it is very well written That is usually enough to earn 4 stars from me I do love a well turned phrase.On the other hand it was very difficult to read The characters straight a...

  6. says:

    OH MY GOD is exactly what I said to my empty living room when I finished reading this novel by A.M Homes After Revolutionary Road and Little Children this is the third successive novel i ve read dealing with suburban life in America Paul and Elaine this time are the unhappy couple and a little bit crazy, certainly depressed, completely selfish, mostly unlikeable and somehow and i ve no idea how but Homes makes you care about these two strangely believable characters The story starts when the OH MY GOD is exactly what I said to my empty living room when I finished reading this novel by A.M Homes After Revolutionary Road and Little Children this is the third successive novel i ve read dealing with suburban life in America Paul and Elaine this time are the unhappy couple and a little bit crazy, certainly depressed, completely selfish, mostly unlikeable and somehow and i ve no idea how but Homes makes you care about these two strangely believable characters The story starts when they burn down ...

  7. says:

    I m only saying this was okay because the book was well written and there were the odd amusing moments I didn t enjoy the story it was basically a series of poor me moments that culminated in an event that I thought was awful and unnecessary I didn t enjoy the characters, again because they were all so pre occupied with feeling sorry for themselves, despite their largely cushy lives The characters are awful to themselves and to each other I realise that this is the point of the book t I m only saying this was okay because the book was well written and there...

  8. says:

    Just started Not sure if it s great literature or total crap Update Total crap CONFIRMED.This book is desperate to be Delillo s White Noise, but it fails with such misery that I m surprised I haven t gouged out my eyes and accidently had lesibian inte...

  9. says:

    I can t in good conscience give this fewer than three stars, because it held my attention, was at times strikingly funny and or insightful, and was a definite show of talent but so many times I wanted to throw it across the room and or give it one star, so, I am settling for three with misgivings.Let s start by saying that I am a realis...

  10. says:

    I saw this book on a recommendation list and figured I would give it a try since I like quirky dark humor in the spirit of Running With Scissors Homes style is dry, witty, and leaves nothing to the imagination Where most other authors in this genre of starkly depressing humor use flowery language to skirt around the issues presented, Homes uses very simple English to get her points across, and most of the time it makes for a refreshingly human read with minimal pretense Despite the fact that I saw this book on a recommendation list and figured I would give it a try since I like quirky dark humor in the spirit of Running With Scissors Homes style is dry, witty, and leaves nothing to the imagination Where most other a...

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