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Gerald's Party Review » PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook M floor Around the corpse one of several the evening produces Gerald's party goes on a chatter of voices names faces overheard gags rounds of storytelling and a mounting curve of d. 25 stars this party of yours is the true disturbance Maybe all conventions are all efforts at social intercourse 128Remember that creepy phone call scene from Lynch s Lost HighwayIn its better moments Gerald s Party reaches those dreadful palpitations for the most part though it meanders aimlessly with occasional scenes of interrupted or otherwise fornication a body turning up every now then a deflowering which would be outrageous were it not so ridiculous an a wiping scene that goes on for what seems like ages despite all that this remains the most boring arty tarty party ever You ve got drug addicts here You ve got perverts anarchists pimps and peeping toms Adulterers You ve got dipsomaniacs You ve got whores thugs thieves atheists sodomists and out and out lunatics There isn t anything they wouldn t do 130One would think that with a guest list like that this party would be fun fun fun but don t get your hopes too high cause this is the most banal group of people gathered together after a while I wished that Gerald s harried wife would mix rat poison in the food put them all out of their misery that would be mercy killing you know I was totally confused I didn t know whether the night was running forward or backwardSame hereGerald s Party remains a mishmash of a Roman bacchanalia a Boschian nightmare I could call it an Agatha Christie on steroids but that would be a lazy observation the grand dame would be horrified by that her books so carefully plotted her moral universe intact in its just balancing of crime punishment while here what we mostly get is a rambling impressionistic first person narrative via Gerald s consciousness with endless random dialogues attributed otherwise from other characters hitting you from everywhere An endless parade of characters rather voices cacophony claustrophobia all aroundBut then Coover is on record stating that he likes to take genre literature on their own turf beat them at their own game so if in Lucky Pierre he outporns porn here is a parodic take on parlour murder mysteries that take themselves too seriously For Coover writing is all about play play with form play with subject It s just that the play here gets too tedious if that s a commentary on the banal lives of these banal people then five stars for thatIn Birdman I rritu had captured an essential fear of being caught nakedexposed in public likewise Gerald s Party is in a way every party giver s nightmare a party that never ends guests that never leave leaving the hosts at their wits end providing constantly for food entertainment the toilet gets clogged nicking 12 star for that Yeah I know shit happens I just don t want to be reminded of that you ve guests here with secret links histories no wonder the body count beginsIf chaos frightens you then the deafening silence that follows it here is even frightening in its despairBut that s taking a charitable view Truth is view spoiler it s mostly about the alternating attraction between the twin poles of Eros Thanatos where this Gerald guy is attracted to a mysterious guest called Alison looking for a suitable opportunity to have sex with her getting interrupted Alison getting humped by practically every other male even females in the party I ll just say those aholes deserved it hide spoiler

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Gerald's Party Review » PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Esire What Coover has in store for his guests besides an evening gone mad is part murder mystery part British parlor drama and part sly and dazzling meditation on time theater and lo. Coover takes a minimally interesting premise a cocktail party right out of a Hieronymus Bosch painting as the setting for a send up of the classic Agatha Christie closed room mystery and beats it to death I guess the meta joke is that just as the hellish party is inescapable and goes on forever the book is inescapable and goes on forever Fortunately however the book is escapable you have only to stop readingCertainly Coover deserves some style points for verbal skill and unrestrained imagination The book is finely crafted in the sense of the interlocking stories themes the literary allusions wordplay etc etcBut it s pointless and ugly Why would I want to read a thirty page joke about a stopped toilet and skating over a vomit covered floor How much necrophilia is enough for one avante guard novel It might have been an interesting and perhaps disturbing story at 50 pages But at than 300 pages it s just a bore

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Gerald's Party Review » PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Robert Coover's wicked and surreally comic novel takes place at a chilling ribald and absolutely fascinating party Amid the drunken guests a woman turns up murdered on the living roo. Playing MonstersAs with life the purpose of the party is unclear A celebration A recurrent fixture The start or finish of something The narrative starts without context So the point seems to be the revelation of the character of the party goers of which there are many A genealogical chart would certainly have helped to relieve a relationship complexity worthy of TolstoyEvents in the party pass very uickly from trivial chit chat to the far serious matters of sex and death The apparently much used and abused body of young Ros is discovered lying just below the level of conversation Police are summoned who while conducting a somewhat bizarre investigation beat Ros s hysterical husband to death with crouet mallets Meanwhile the party re gains lost momentum Drinks are distributed canap s prepared and served splattered blood from Ros s wound washed wiped and laundered Vignettes of the various flirtations copulations and other sexual adventures throughout the house are described in detail I m guessing there is a large metaphor lurking just beyond my conceptual reach Perhaps this party is the world for Coover with all its damaged inhabitants Or is Ros a sort of goddess of language passed around and exploited mercilessly Time puts in an appearance as a sort of running joke The incompetence of the police team suggests a criticism of the institutional establishment of society Or is it that Coover wants to shake the reader Into the restless paralysis that always attends any affront to habit We ve been playing monsters the eponymous Gerald says to his young son at one point in order to explain his disheveled appearance And that seems to me the key to the book People are or less monsters This only becomes clear when you get to see them drunk and in large groups In vino veritas indeed Or is it just too sophisticated for my rustic temperament


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    (Gerald's Party) [PDF NEW] ✓ Robert Coover Robert Coover seems to have been partying hard one too many timesI followed him back into the living room where Roger was still carrying on pathetically over Ros’s corpse Tania had knelt beside him and was trying to console him draw him away from the body but he was beyond her reach Beyond anybody’s He was wi

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    Robert Coover Ê 0 Download (Gerald's Party) [PDF NEW] ✓ Robert Coover the writing here is dark and sardonic some rare moments of realistic emotion occasionally intrude upon the constantly surreal tableau i might have had a problem with what appears to be consistent misogyny but there's plenty of misandry to go around too so i suppose one could say that the author is even handed in doling out the va

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    Robert Coover Ê 0 Download Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Robert Coover Read Gerald's Party I have to tell it this wayWhen I was in my last year of college my roommate recommended that I take a class called 'French Literature in Translation' At the time I was immersed in German and Russian Literature and was certain I would find the The Answer there So pouruoi? I asked HowardHoward explained that it had

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    Read Gerald's Party Robert Coover Ê 0 Download Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Robert Coover 25 stars'this party of yours is the true disturbance Maybe all conventions are all efforts at social intercourse' 128Remember that creepy phone call scene from Lynch's Lost Highway?In its better moments Gerald's Party reaches those dreadful palpitations for the most part though; it meanders aimlessly with occas

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    Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Robert Coover (Gerald's Party) [PDF NEW] ✓ Robert Coover Robert Coover Ê 0 Download The home and a perfectly ordinary social occasion or is it? become an increasingly dire nightmare kicked off by a murder escalated by ordinary party mechanics turned ever desperate and unreal Coover's novel is one of those post modern oddities that is arguably so extreme in formatting as to be much realer than realism Here by concerning itself with every member of the party there must be 50 or named characters here an

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    Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Robert Coover (Gerald's Party) [PDF NEW] ✓ Robert Coover This book gets designated the second I've read within about six weeks to include a sex scene in a cave atop a pile of human bones It is times like these that really force a person to uestion their own taste There's a lot to recommend here The Bosch comparison is right on and if you're interested in The Garden of Earthly Delights I'd give this a try which is another way of saying it has got a lot of graphic sex graphic

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  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Gerald's Party
  • Robert Coover
  • English
  • 21 July 2020
  • 9780802135285