My Torrid Love Affair…

… with T. C. Boyle continues — although his most recent book is not my favorite.

I first linked up with Boyle as a high school student when I found Budding Prospects, then World’s End. I was reading East Is East as a college student, when my boyfriend was driving through rural Nevada, and somehow took a wrong turn. All you’re doing is just reading over there! he said. Many years later, I read the lovely San Miguel. Here I am, all those pages and years later, still reading Boyle in bed.

I do feel that literature should be demystified. What I object to is what is happening in our era: literature is only something you get at school as an assignment. No one reads for fun, or to be subversive or to get turned on to something.

— T. C. Boyle

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About Brett Ann Stanciu

A writer and sugarmaker, Brett Ann lives with her two daughters in stony soil Vermont. Her novel HIDDEN VIEW was published by Green Writers Press in the fall of 2015. Let my writing speak for itself.
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5 Responses to My Torrid Love Affair…

  1. I have authors like that too. Have only read Drop City by Boyle. Will look for recommendations from you when I see you Friday! Meanwhile, time to go put on the snow boots. Grrr.

  2. Gran Torino says:

    Similar love of all books and poems by Sherman Alexie. Boyle would be proud of your bedtime love affair with literature. It is so much more than a school chore for you-it is part of your vitality.

  3. That’s nice to hear. I’m a huge fan of Sherman Alexie, too!

  4. Ben Hewitt says:

    I’m a huge Boyle fan, too. Totally in awe of the way he maintains pacing… there’s so much forward-pulling energy in his work, and it never seems to flag.

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