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review The Watch 103 In this extraordinary fiction debut Rick Bass establishes himself in the first rank of American writers Rooted in the creative traditions of the South his stories introduce us to men who belo. Without uestion this is my favorite group of short stories thus far Bass ability to suck you in these somewhat far fetched crazed tales that somehow you know have some root of truth to his own life experiences is second to none Unlike similarly crafted tales Barry Hannah s Airships comes to mind the word usage and perspectives are simplistic enough that there s no need to strain for meaning and fluid thoughtit doesn t hurt your brain to figure it all out Yet he can put statements and visual thoughts together and leave you thinking how did he do that but also I know EXACTLY what he s describing I would detail to suck you in if it wouldn t ruin the pleasure you might have when discovering each story as you go Not a weak one in the bunch in my opinion I can t recommend this strongly enough if you enjoy uick witted hearty purposeful but entertaining tales How anyone could rate this below a 4 is a mystery to me

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review The Watch 103 Inous tales stir the heart with wonder as they resonate with hard won truths With a title story that is “an American classic” Newsweek The Watch is a landmark in contemporary short fictio. Rick Bass has hooked another I loved it It is modern in its jumpy imperfect thought lines and use of ordinary broken words like real life unafraid to be orginal Perhaps it is because I was 29 when it was published and the stories of recklessness kookiness and the particular American pathos of the people about my age at the time resonated On the surface the narrator is a passive observer of the exploits of his friends but its true male personality is fully revealed in his views concerns and private afflictions There is no artifice here no experimental MFA style cleverness just pure storytelling of the way it is in our infected American culture Bass stories harkened to the craziness and tragic machismo of the young Jim Harrison and the zaniness with less exaggeration of TC Boyle The unflinching and poignancy of Raymond Carver is also evinced with his clean pure words and lines The title story is enhanced in its experimentation but the character development moves originally and unpredictably in a most creative and interesting way these move beyond the author s perspective Probably most autobiographical and my favorite is Cats and Students Bubbles and Abysses where one possible and another failed professor of literature are trying to manage a brilliant young student s burgeoning career fearing his proclivities and watching in horror as he approaches the precipice that will surely either lead him over the edge or from which he will take flight This is writing about writing at its finest I could relate to all the characters and their senseless muses I wish I had some talent for putting it out there like Bass to get my own faded memoir assembled some day This type of book gives me ideas and hope I m ordering of the Bassmaster today The Economics of Business Enterprise An Introduction to Economic Organisation and the Theory of the Firm Third Edition resonate with hard won truths With a title story that is “an American classic” Newsweek The Watch is a landmark in contemporary short fictio. Rick Bass has hooked another I loved it It is modern in its jumpy imperfect thought lines and use of ordinary broken words like Warum macht die Nudel dumm? real life unafraid to be orginal Perhaps it is because I was 29 when it was published and the stories of The Rapids of a Great River recklessness kookiness and the particular American pathos of the people about my age at the time Tracking Globalization resonated On the surface the narrator is a passive observer of the exploits of his friends but its true male personality is fully The Laughing Buddha Zen and the Comic Spirit relate to all the characters and their senseless muses I wish I had some talent for putting it out there like Bass to get my own faded memoir assembled some day This type of book gives me ideas and hope I m ordering of the Bassmaster today

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review The Watch 103 Ng in spirit if not always in fact to the American outback to the deserts of Utah the swamps of Mississippi the remote ranges of the Rockies Strong and inventive funny and lyrical these lum. n the debut short story collection from Rick Bass nature and life are inseparable as they show the lengths to which people will go to not lose themselvesSet mostly in open woodland areas both literal and figurative The Watch WW Norton Co ISBN 039331135X 1989 finds Rick Bass creating landscapes characters and situations that are naturally flawed and dealing with it These ten stories are certainly about the male perception of the outdoors but they also deal with an overarching fear of growth relationships and being something small at the mouth of something bigNature and CharacterBass tends to create his stories around the dominance of beauty and honesty in nature making the two concepts inseparable He writes largely about the American Southwest but his charm is strictly Southern clarity manners and a harrowing sense of truthProof is found in a story like Mexico or Redfish Their slightly absurd characters eccentric drinkers who refuse to grow up find themselves in situations that aren t cheap uirks to make a character stand out but rather defining traits of a real person and his or her life Juggernaut and the Rick Bass TrickA reader may realize upon reaching the end of Juggernaut that Rick Bass is a tricky guy Like every other story in this collection Juggernaut was written in a laid back tone that managed to be both detailed and poetic without being too much of either Also like the other stories in this collection Juggernaut felt like Bass was almost taking the reader for a ride falling back on the prose and language the charisma and not the storyBut when the end of Juggernaut is reached there s a realization that Bass was telling the story the whole time even when he wasn t He poses the uestions Aren t we all like the Juggernauts both a real juggernaut and a member of the hockey team in the story Aren t we all just scrambling trying to crush everything fighting for glory and against reality trying to make the glory and the fight the reality The endings sneak up and attack much like the wilderness these characters freuentThe Right DetailsThe stories here aren t barebones or minimalistic at all What these stories manage to do is contain description that is both relevant and plentiful This isn t A Clean Well Lighted Place or anything from What We Talk About When We Talk About Love short bleak stories that contain just enough to destroy Instead of being scant with just enough detail Bass puts in a surplus of just the right detailRick Bass gives the reader a grand long form short story like The Watch and fills it full of descriptive intertwined stories A small thing like Jessie dumping out less and less of his Coke before drinking and mirror his obsession but it also plays into Hollingsworth s tiny shop representing his obsession with his father his obsession with loneliness and emptiness They converge to bring back Buzbee Hollingsworth s father an old man who ran away for the sake of freedom leaving Hollingsworth alone and worthless Despite the fact that everyone in the story is crippling obsessed the reader i not left to determine that by what isn t saidA Look AroundThe other stories in here range from the heartbreaking In Ruth s Country and Wild Horses to the uplifting Redfish Most of the time however Bass prefers to wander around in different stages of uestioning ending his stories with characters saying What next not unlike the stories in Raymond Carver s CathedralThe main difference and one of Bass s greatest strengths is that he doesn t imply or even hint at an upward hook of hope at the end of his stories Rather the characters in The Watch are left wondering and underlining the uestions with a smile on their face for some reason they might not even know


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    [The Watch] EBOOK / KINDLE characters The Watch ‘You wouldn’t believe me if I told you how deep’ Rick Bass is like Seamus Heaney’s spade digging inching toward the heart of the matter his pen ‘snug as a gun’ His characters study the depth vastness and immensity of their longing with borders and limitations that are difficult to remember in the haze of des

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    free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Rick Bass [The Watch] EBOOK / KINDLE Rick Bass ë 3 summary Sometimes I think there’s only one kind of guy I could trip and fall flat on my face for and he has this book asleep by his bed folded in his back pocket faded and dog eared in the passenger seatReserving the l

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    [The Watch] EBOOK / KINDLE Without uestion this is my favorite group of short stories thus far Bass' ability to suck you in these somewhat far fetched crazed tales that somehow you know have some root of truth to his own life experiences is second to none Unlike simila

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    free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Rick Bass Rick Bass ë 3 summary [The Watch] EBOOK / KINDLE A wonderful book of short stories celebrating life I have handed out far too many fives lately but my recent reading list has warranted it I have to compare this to so many other story collections that are jaded and cynical yet outstanding in their way This book never avoids or abandons the harshness of realit

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    [The Watch] EBOOK / KINDLE Rick Bass ë 3 summary I'm pretty rusty on writing lengthy reviews This book was so damn good that my review will never do justice There are few books that come along that I want to savor rather than plow through but I took my time with this one I read only a few short stories at a time so that they wouldn't blur together but would still impress me wit

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    [The Watch] EBOOK / KINDLE free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Rick Bass characters The Watch n the debut short story collection from Rick Bass nature and life are inseparable as they show the lengths to which people will go to not lose themselvesSet mostly in open woodland areas both literal and figurative The Watch WW Norton Co ISBN 039331135X 1989 finds Rick Bass creating landscapes characters and situations that are na

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    [The Watch] EBOOK / KINDLE characters The Watch Rick Bass has hooked another I loved it It is modern in its jumpy imperfect thought lines and use of ordinary broken words like real life unaf

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    [The Watch] EBOOK / KINDLE Rick Bass ë 3 summary free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Rick Bass Full disclosure I am new to short story collections I've read a ton of short stories and I've written a few but I have never sat down to read an entire collection of stories by one author one story after the other So this is new for me All in all I greatly enjoyed The Watch by Rick Bass His prose is electric in that sometimes it runs smoothly and beautifully and in the same page will skip synapses with great energy I think through the fi

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    free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Rick Bass Rick Bass ë 3 summary characters The Watch The depth and array of emotions and feeling to Bass's stories is fantastic and while I'm not generally a fan of short stories this is really excellent I'm a fan

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    free download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Rick Bass Rick Bass ë 3 summary characters The Watch These stories are beautiful and disturbing and despite this being Bass' first published collection the writing is surprisingly poignant His succinct use of common speech is refreshing revealing the stories in a natural way one steeped in oral tradition Even his experimental forms Cats and Students Bubbles and Abysses for example seem like they are driven by voice In a way Bass achieves a sort of mastery of dialogue where speakers

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  • Hardcover
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  • The Watch
  • Rick Bass
  • English
  • 21 March 2019
  • 9780844669311