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Ory as she attempts to organize her memories of a love affair into a novel With compassion wit and what appears to be candor she seeks to determine what she actually know. One of the few books I come back to over and over again I have never read anything uite like this nearly plotless dialogue less book detailing the slow decline of a relationship The tone is hauntingly lonely and there is never a uestion about where the narrative is headed but the observations are so smart and the sentences so well crafted that I highly recommend this book to those interested in reading about the small nuances of desperate yet honest love

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The End of the Story

Mislabeled boxes problems with visiting nurses confusing notes an outing to the county fair such are the obstacles in the way of the unnamed narrator of The End of the St. Fuck That s really all I can say

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S about herself and her past but we begin to suspect along with her that given the elusiveness of memory and understanding any tale retrieved from the past must be fictio. Senryu ReviewSupreme break up bookin stark self aware prose trumpsall night make up sex


10 thoughts on “The End of the Story

  1. says:

    There is some kind of style in this book that made me like it That style is strange and I did not know how Davis was able to walk awa

  2. says:

    Fuck That's really all I can say

  3. says:

    15 starsRub enough elbows with the literary cognoscenti you're bound to hear glowing praise about Lydia Davis' short stories I was delighted to see The End of the Story her first novel made available to our library system's e book exchange to see what the hoopla was all about Delight turned to unalleviated boredom rather uickly followed by utter exasperation with the realization at about page 40 that it never was going

  4. says:

    One of the few books I come back to over and over again I have never read anything uite like this nearly plotless dialogue

  5. says:

    Minimalist Fiction and Self AwarenessDavis's minimalist voice which I find myself mimicking in this review always a sign of a style's power to inhabit the imagination and control the pen is not at all the usual minimalism This novel is life with its content subtracted away It's about a love affair but we are scarcely tol

  6. says:

    I always cry at endingsThis is the way in which we learn to let go while holding onBecause when loss lessens us to the point that love's lessons leave us spent less is Sometimes it takes a certain sort of numbness—time work drugs sleep food— to know how to begin to feel againBecause there are parts of the h

  7. says:

    Senryu ReviewSupreme break up bookin stark self aware prose trumpsall night make up sex

  8. says:

    I made it than half way through this basic retread of some short stories Lydia Davis has previously written and published Seems she writes a bit here and there about a boy and her relationship and perhaps a bit about a girl and her relationship and sometimes about both of them and her relationship with them all and by th

  9. says:

    How much do I adore Lydia Davis? I like her writing because no one is able to categorize it Sometimes a work of hers that appears in a prose magazine will also appear in a poetry magazine the same exact piece of writing I love that Some libraries list her stuff as personal essays while others have it in the fiction sectio

  10. says:

    It seems like every sentence in this book was carefully constructed to convey the maximum amount of sadness any person has ever felt in the history of people feeling sad I tried reading this once before and couldn't get past the whole 'story about writing a story' thing and Davis's style of writing was so extremely different than what I'm used to that I put it away for later when I could appreciate it This time I found

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