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An ATF raid a moonshot gone wrong a busload of female cancer victims determined to live life to the fullest these are the compelling terrains Adam Johnson explores in his electrifying debut collection A lovesick teenage Cajun girl a gay Canad Johnson seeks connection with this one or his characters do And in three of the stories I felt this connection as a reader too My three favourites Teen Sniper Your Own Backyard and The Death Dealing Cassini Satellite drove the point for me The others maybe less so but still flashes from those stories keep flashing in my mind from time to time Like with any other connections stories sometimes create a strong thread other times the thread is fragile or even gets lost Johnsons gives different scenarios some of them uite sci fi and uses them to explore how the outside environment presses on our needs our connection to others which we need to be So we end up fighting the outside which keeps us from the connection we needMy favourite stories get 5 stars the other 3 stars so I m averaging out at 4 starsRead with MayaTeen Sniper This is an Ode to the Gun maybe a sarcastic one at least I sure hope so Johnson shows how easy it is for priorities to become askew and so human connection too becomes askewedYour Own Backyard Wolf wild hurt or just badThe Death Dealing Cassini Satellite it s sad and funny and hopeful and not and angry and smiling it s alive Funny how we end up living only when we get the date of our death

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Ian astrophysicist a teenage sniper on the LAPD payroll a post apocalyptic bulletproof vest salesman each seeks connection and meaning in landscapes made uncertain by the voids that parents and lovers should fill With imaginative grace and ve October 2009There is a sense of decay throughout Adam Johnson s stories of an unraveling Things will eventually fall apart the center won t hold for long A teen sniper for the LAPD deals with near daily holdups and hostage situations in a juiced up Silicon Valley while getting girl advice from a bomb sniffing robot A bulletproof vest salesman loses business to the big box megastore Canadian scientists fail to invent a death ray and struggle to land a man on the moon a family prepares for an ATF raid an ex cop kills unwanted zoo animals while growing apart from his son and everyone seems powerless to save their relationships and themselves from the merciless flow of timeIt s a mixed group a few okay some really good but overall this is a nice collection and yet another lucky find from an online clearance sale Debut collection too so I m looking forward to what Adam Johnson gives us nextSide note Some of the stories bits and pieces of the prose characters situations occasionally reminded me of Chuck Palahniuk which annoyed me greatly because it tells me one of two things either 1 as much as I dislike Palahniuk I ve read him so much I ve internalized his voice and can see him everywhere I go or 2 he was never that original in the first place Probably both Still it did interfere a bit with my attempt to enjoy this collection Planet of the Bugs uncertain by the voids that parents and lovers should fill With imaginative grace and ve October 2009There is a sense of decay throughout Adam Johnson s stories of an Fishes of the Open Ocean unraveling Things will eventually fall apart the center won t hold for long A teen sniper for the LAPD deals with near daily holdups and hostage situations in a juiced Out of Bounds (Boundaries, up Silicon Valley while getting girl advice from a bomb sniffing robot A bulletproof vest salesman loses business to the big box megastore Canadian scientists fail to invent a death ray and struggle to land a man on the moon a family prepares for an ATF raid an ex cop kills Grass, Sky, Song unwanted zoo animals while growing apart from his son and everyone seems powerless to save their relationships and themselves from the merciless flow of timeIt s a mixed group a few okay some really good but overall this is a nice collection and yet another lucky find from an online clearance sale Debut collection too so I m looking forward to what Adam Johnson gives Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos us nextSide note Some of the stories bits and pieces of the prose characters situations occasionally reminded me of Chuck Palahniuk which annoyed me greatly because it tells me one of two things either 1 as much as I dislike Palahniuk I ve read him so much I ve internalized his voice and can see him everywhere I go or 2 he was never that original in the first place Probably both Still it did interfere a bit with my attempt to enjoy this collection

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Rbal acuity Johnson is satirical without being cold clever without being cloying and heartbreaking without being sentimental He shreds the veneer of our media saturated self help society revealing the lonely isolation that binds us all togeth I had a wonderful literary experience attending the Orcas Island Lit Festival last weekend Adam Johnson was one of the talented authors I had a chance to hear interviewed I have read The Orphan Master s Son and Fortune Smiles so I purchased Emporium for the signing and to read and enjoy his early work One of the best features of the collection was the variety which kept my interest and showed the range of writing ability Johnson has to offer At the festival he told a story of his early life going to the zoo with his father who had a night job there One of the stories in the book told this story in a different way and it was my favorite of the collection The voice of Johnson s storytelling ability came through loud and clear


10 thoughts on “Emporium

  1. says:

    Man can Adam Johnson write I have not yet read The Orphan Master's Son for which he won the Pulitzer though I plan to In the stories of this book Johnson creates worlds that are off kilter some downright bizarre and his prose zings barely containable on the page Johnson's creative gifts are on full display which at times I will admit I was r

  2. says:

    Johnson seeks connection with this one or his characters do And in three of the stories I felt this connection as a reader too My three favourites Teen Sniper Your Own Backyard and The Death Dealing Cassini Satellite drove the point for me The others maybe less so but still flashes from those stories keep flashing in my mind from

  3. says:

    Having read three of his books this year I can say that Adam Johnson is my favorite contemporary author His stories are never conventional sometimes venturing deep into the weird where the resulting reaction could vary from laughter to strong d

  4. says:

    Adam Johnson's debut short story collection shows tantalizing potential Johnson is a talented writer and the prose on display here is strong There is also great creativity in these stories which feature teenage sniper exper

  5. says:

    The characters in Emporium Adam Johnson's first book of stories have a newer optimistic vocabulary for violence This is what Lt Kim te

  6. says:

    October 2009There is a sense of decay throughout Adam Johnson's stories of an unraveling Things will eventually fall apart; the center won't hold for long A teen sniper for the LAPD deals with near daily holdups and hostage situations in a juiced up Silicon Valley while getting girl advice from a bomb sniffing

  7. says:

    I had a wonderful literary experience attending the Orcas Island Lit Festival last weekend Adam Johnson was one of the talented authors I had a chance to hear interviewed I have read The Orphan Master's Son and Fortune Smiles so I purchased Emporium for the signing and to read and enjoy his early work One of the best features of the collection was the variety which kept my interest and showed the range of writi

  8. says:

    Pretty strong collected by Adam Johnson here Emporium would be an enjoyable read for anyone Off the top of my head it's hard

  9. says:

    There are four seamless and wildly inventive tales that illustrate excellent story telling This book is also a wonderful classroom text for Co

  10. says:

    This book struck me as a bad impression of the contemporary Ironic Male Short Story Writer Even the diction seemed loosely formed and without

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