Honey

Honey The men and women in Elizabeth Tallent s stories think a great deal about love They argue about it at the dinner table They cling to it with talismans They flirt with strangers or moon impossibly over

  • Title: Honey
  • Author: Elizabeth Tallent
  • ISBN: 9780679755111
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • The men and women in Elizabeth Tallent s stories think a great deal about love They argue about it at the dinner table They cling to it with talismans They flirt with strangers or moon impossibly over aunts and cousins.In Honey, Elizabeth Tallent animates her characters predicaments and charts the wild arcs of their longings with breathtaking grace and profound emotionThe men and women in Elizabeth Tallent s stories think a great deal about love They argue about it at the dinner table They cling to it with talismans They flirt with strangers or moon impossibly over aunts and cousins.In Honey, Elizabeth Tallent animates her characters predicaments and charts the wild arcs of their longings with breathtaking grace and profound emotional truth.

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    1. Elizabeth Tallent is a writer of relationships with an anthropologist’s dispassionate eye for details. I browsed online and discovered that she had an interest in archaeology before she went into academia; and it shows in her writing. Anthropology is, I think, more accurate because all throughout these nine stories the reader is shown mundane items of daily use, the props that her characters see as an extension of their identities and beliefs: a high-heeled shoe, tortoiseshell glasses, a book, [...]

    2. I didn't like this book but I also didn't hate it either. I have so many mixed feelings about this book. I liked the beautiful writing but what Tallent wrote and how she organized everything just didn't make sense to me. I think the best way I could describe this is that Tallent had a lot of good story ideas and just slapped them together. I was bored and confused a lot of the time. I found myself really just skimming the book without really comprehending anything. This book had some potential b [...]

    3. This collection is probably going to speak more to women, but what I admire about Tallent is her ability to nail an ending and just have everything come together in the last moments. She's a good one to have around if, as a writer, you are always writing past the end or stopping before it, or (as in my frequent case) just not quite getting it "right."

    4. I wanted to like this book. It was hard for me to finish. I did not feel connected to the characters. There is one set of stories with the same characters and I think it was interesting to see the perspective of different characters. But overall, Honey fell flat for me.

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