David L. Flusfeder: The Gift A Novel



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Think there are some problems with it but overall it is worth a go I happen to like dark comedy that has some relevance to our society This one is uite sharp in crituing the need many of us have to be seen as magnanimous to our friends We often give than is necessary to confirm our friendships In the case of this narrator it becomes a ludicrous potlatch battle between his ultra rich gay friends and himself and his wifeThe difficult part for me was the style Flusfeder what a name uses the I m going to use no uotation marks style because it s so cool It isn t For authors that want to do this we should be given a warning or a choice of versions like wide screen or letterbox versions of videos I ve suffered through Philip Roth novels like this and it can be very painful for the reader Because this novel is meant to be funny one misses a lot of the humor when you have to go back and fig. R and FreeCell Phillip is trying to pay the mortgage by writing the instruction manuals to Korean bread making machines And at parties where he is concerned that he is not taken seriously he is variously mistaken as a waiter and a rhinoplastic surgeon Phillip tells the world he is in fact a screenwriterAbove all Phillip is obsessing about his best friends Barry and Sean They are rich succes.

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Had some promising laughable one liners but the main character is an idiot you might like it if you re into that sort of thing I thought this could be the book to read I liked the start and Syd Barrett stuff too but I didin t think that the story were whole and it get losted time to time It could have been better and funnier It was too obsessed and miserable It was not uniue Lawman Lover (Outlaws, enough where aren t drugs bad marriages and chaeting these days My Review So so took me way too long to read such anasy read not a good sign As far as a novel goes though I did finish it captive audience on a 30 min bus ride morning and night Interesting use of NO uotation marks though I almost felt like I was a part of the conversationWhat I Learned Keep stories about obsessive compulsive issues to short story style aka The Yellow Wall Paper I can see that there are wildly divergent views on this book Phillip has a lot on his mind At home in his unnecessarily large City Girl in Training excessivelyxpensive house he is attempting to become a Taoistmaster of love with his wife Alice but his uest is forever being interrupted by the reuests of his twin daughters Can we have a pony please; We want to go to boarding school At work in his shedoffice at the bottom of the garden between countless games of Minesweepe.

Ure out who said what it s kind of like someone who has trouble telling a long joke and has to correct themselves because they miss a key pointI m sure someone on this site who has taken graduate literature courses or teachs them could tell me what the authors that Mystery at Kittiwake Bay eliminate uotes are trying to achieve Perhaps there is a valid reason and I m not astutenough to pick up on it I did njoy this nearly gave it 5 A man attempts to compete with his wife s gay friends gifts and fails miserably It s funny and touching I loved all the Syd Barrett stuff but then I m a fan2003 notebook lovely detail about football and middle class lives and relationships on the periphery of the film industry writing a script falling to pieces with a sinister Syd Barrett fan grating his skin into the salad adding blood to the soup at his anniversary party Very impressed although doesn t sustain it to the nd. Sful and most worryingly they give great presents Their gifts are always xuisite a full set of Italian crockery a handmade corkscrew from Venice; they give them on birthdays at parties and uite often for no reason whatsoever; and increasingly these presents break all bounds of generosityThey are gifts that hurt a man's pride And they can never be matched Which doesn't mean Phillip won't tr.

Born in 1960