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Rachael Lynch-Daniels
Online Discussion 3/16/12
Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:02pm
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Out of the Boyle stories that we have read in class my favorite would probably be “BIG GAME” because of the entire plot line and the interesting characters. I love the description that Boyle gave to each character really taking time to be specific to give the reader a direct vision of what the character looks like and acts like. On of the main reasons that this story is my favorite is because of the way it ended with Bessie Bee charging and killing Mike Bender, Nicole Bender, and Bernard Puff. I felt like this story gave a message that justice is coming to those who are due for it. Another thing that I enjoyed about this story is how the characters were opposites of one another. For instance Mike and Nicole the two of them as a couple was so funny because she was clearly only interested in him for his money. Bernard and Jasmine Honeysuckle Rose were characters by themselves. My least favorite story that we read was “MODERN LOVE” because of how odd it was. I don’t really like it when people are germ phobic and the fact that this whole story was about a neurotic woman drove me insane. The guy was annoying too cause he literally put up with this girl just to try and get some even though half of the story he didn’t even care what she was saying half the time. Also the part with the full body condom was so weird I was taken back by it. Just thinking about that hurt my head and confused me in every way possible. The stories that Boyle writes differ greatly from other works that I have read. The plot lines are so off the wall and so different from other stories. Boyle also takes a great deal of time to describe everything important in the story, which is great for the reader. Finally the broad spectrum of topics that he writes about is very different. I feel like most writes focus on one genre and only write about that but Boyle covers it all.

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