The Brutal Language of Love: Stories

The Brutal Language of Love Stories The Brutal Language of Love Stories

  • Title: The Brutal Language of Love: Stories
  • Author: Alicia Erian
  • ISBN: 9781416592716
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Brutal Language of Love Stories

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    1. After reading Towelhead and completing this collection of short stories, Alicia Erian is fast becoming my new favorite writer. Her writing style and the themes she tackles are very similar to my own writing, except my stories are usually from a gay POV.When I read a short story collection my favorite stories are usally the ones I remember when I'm finished. In this case, the two best stories for me wereOn the Occasion of my Ruinationabout a 19 year old girl who works in a mall at a Victoria's Se [...]

    2. when you first start this book, it seems like a collection of part stories taken from different novels.It's as if you start on page 10 of a book and then it suddenly ends on page 30, and you turn the page looking for the rest of the story, or the 'answer, or the resolution, but it's another story starting. You really do want more.You get the initial impression there should be more, and then you realize everything you need is in those pages Ms Erian gave you - wonderful female characters with pro [...]

    3. After Kite Runnerl the hoopla of writing about tragic coming of age stories. Now I wish to read Alicia Erian's "The Brutal Language of Love: Stories"Jasira is who "Towelhead," (another of Alicia Erian's books) the book-into-movie is about & what is the story? It seems to be of her coming of age. I have neither read the book nor seen the movie, not yet.but I wish to!! "I began to think that my body was the most special thing in the world. Better than other bodies, even. Not because of the way [...]

    4. Alicia Erian's 'The Brutal Language of Love' is engaging and entertaining, but not always enjoyable. There were some stories which I found particularly powerful, and I suspect the standouts would differ wildly person to person, depending on their life experiences.This is a book of short stories about the weirdest sex and love situations:1) Standing Up to the Superpowers (***): A tale about a promiscuous woman who sets out to ruin a guy's life. The guy ends up raping her but feeling so bad about [...]

    5. This wonderful collection of short stories is absolutely unforgettable with its seductive charm and subtle humor. Each story centers around a different woman in a different situation, but they all seem to be connected by the feeling of genuine humanity that the characters radiate. No character is portrayed as being perfect or overly defective. They merely exist as they are, complete with their flaws.The Brutal Language of Love consists of stories about love, friendship, trust, familiarity, comfo [...]

    6. "Brutal" is right! I have to admit that the stories in this collection are well written, but the stories themselves are not only unhappy, I found them disturbing. The protagonists are primarily women or girls who have warped ideas of what love is. They allow themselves to be used and abused, emotionally, by the men they encounter. To be clear, these are not stories depicting unconventional sex between consenting parties, they don't depict rape nor do they contain graphic descriptions of sexual e [...]

    7. The problem with books of short stories is that sometimes some of the stories are good or even great, and some are not so good. I thought the first story was pretty boring (don't even remember the title or what it was really about) so I wasn't too excited to continue reading, but read another anyway. The next one I read, "bikini", I really liked, so I thought maybe I'd love some of the others, but when I randomly chose a 3rd to read and found it boring again, I gave up.I loved Towelhead - one lo [...]

    8. Erian is aptly compared to Mary Gaitskill, with a dash of Raymond Carver thrown in (her stories have that vaguely unfinished feeling that Carver mined to death and eventually bored us with). Erian manages to be more engaging and varied than Carver as she explores the darker side of love like Gaitskill, and, at times, a bit like A.M. Homes. I couldn't rate this book more highly and it ranks as my favorite collection of stories for the year.

    9. First off, I loved Towelhead. So much so that I was determined to read anything I can from this sensational writer. I'm glad to learn that this is Erian's first work, because Towelhead (her second work) is much, much better. It's not that the stories found in this book are bad, it's just that the characters seem so thin and forgettable that you're never compelled to give a damn about any of them. There weren't any standout pieces in this book to me. Wouldn't read again or recommend.

    10. It's not that the stories weren't entertaining or well written, it was simply a matter of taste. I didn't like the actual stories themselves and I was hard pressed to find characters I liked. Granted I could sympathize with a few of the characters, but that was the greatest extent of feelings I had towards any of the characters. As far as short stories go, I think the author did a good job of developing stories and characters, it's too bad I just didn't like them very much.

    11. Her first book. Graduated from CUNY, MFA from a school in Vermont, lives with her husband in Brooklyn. I'm sorry, but that is a type of writer, right?Nice short stories filled with disassociated women, often selling themselves short, in negative relationships doing damage to themselves and those around them. But also sexy, funny and interesting characters--a quick read, excellent for the bus.

    12. I read this book while laying on the beach, and felt like it was the perfect book. A collection of stories that are a delightful insight on sexuality. This isn't erotica, but more or less short story's with complex characters and realistic scenarios. I really enjoyed it. This book is a quick and easy read.

    13. Alicia Erian might be better known for Towelheadbut this book of shorts are funny and quirky. The characters are believable. Erian writes with an assured voice and honesty that is refreshing as it is painful.

    14. A very odd collection of stories where by the end of each one, it feels like nothing new has happened or nothing has been resolved. There's a beginning and an ending and something in the middle, but nothing too memorable at all

    15. I agree with everyone elsequick read and kept my interest, but I wasn't upset when it was over. I finished this book on a 2 hour flight. Very forgettable characters and stories. I was really expecting much more from this book.

    16. Discovering it's hard to rate a short story collection (I don't read enough of them). There were a few stories that I found myself getting really into, but others (only one or two) that I couldn't even remember only the day after reading them. All-in-all it was a quick read and I did enjoy it.

    17. I decided to read this after finishing Erian's other book, "Towelhead." This is a collection of short stories, a little different, but still has the author's distinct voice. I enjoyed this book, it went quickly and kept my interest. I look forward to reading more of this writer's work.

    18. 3/5I always have difficulties rating and/or reviewing short stories. This was an interesting look on female sexuality and I liked how not one single protagonist in this was perfect. I also liked the way this book was written. Overall it was a good read but nothing outstanding.

    19. These are complex and interesting stories about relationships and worth reading. I highly recommend it. Each story is surprising in that the characters really come alive. Corny, I know, but that's how I felt.

    20. A very strong collection from a writer who manages to pull off a variety of distinctive voices. Erian's characters are slightly surreal and yet still compelling. It's funny and strange at the same time. All in all, a very strong collection.

    21. Alicia Erians stories are dark and sexy, full of pain and lust and the kind of relationships we're all secretly sorrow to be aware of. I loved her novel Towelhead, and have been reading her stories on Nerve forever, her heroins are filled with passion and despair but are never without hope.

    22. much like 'towelhead', this book was brazen, graphic and uninhibited. sometimes painfully awkward, there was still a level of beauty in every story. some of them can really break your heart.

    23. i was pretty into this book for a minute, but eventually the characters seemed indistinguishable to me & i got bored.

    24. I started this book so long ago and have reread some stories because I just didn't remember what I had read and what I had not. Paced slowly yet surprising.

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