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Taryn White
3/8 Discussion
Fri Mar 8, 2013 11:01am
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I have really liked the TC Boyle stories we have read so far. They are always interesting enough that it does not feel like a reading assignment. It feels more like something I chose to read rather than what I have to read. In my past English classes all the reading assignments seemed more like work and less like fun.
I have liked Modern Love the most. I thought it was funny because lots of desperate men do crazy and weird things for a woman when they really want to be with her. The narrator jumped through all of Breda’s hoops for her to ultimately stop talking to him all together. I think Boyle’s depiction of Breda was a little exaggerated. All females do not go to the extreme like Breda to make men’s lives hard.
My least favorite story so far has been Heart of a Champion. I did not necessarily dislike this one it was just a little harder for me to keep up with. In the beginning of the story I was glad Lassie was there for Timmy because he kept getting into things that he would have never gotten out of if it were not for his dog saving him. I soon realized Boyle was mocking the real Lassie. When he put the part about Lassie using the wench to save Timmy I finally picked up on it. Once I figured it out I was then looking for Boyle’s exaggerations of all the feats Lassie was doing. My favorite was when she was talking to the parents after the big tree had fallen on Timmy.
Of course I have not read any of the stories on my own but I would not mind. I am not much of a reader anyhow. I am sure if I ever got bored enough I would pick “the Boyle book” as my choice of anecdotes. I like how the book is split into sections by topic. This way I do not have to skim each story to try to get a feel of what it could be about. Maybe over break I will get bored enough to actually do some reading.

  • 3/8 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Mar 7 9:47pm
    What has your reaction been to the TC Boyle stories we've read so far? Which story have you liked most? Which have you liked least? Why? Are there any stories you've read that we haven't read in... more
    • 3/8 Discussion - Lillie Ring, Fri Mar 8 4:44pm
      Overall, I have enjoyed the stories we have read in the TC Boyle book. So far, they all seem to be different and sarcastic and I find that very entertaining in an English class. I like that none of... more
    • 3/8 Discussion - Lindsey Albaugh, Fri Mar 8 3:54pm
      The stories in the TC Boyle book aren’t bad. The guy writing them definitely has his type of imagination if you would call it that. The Big Game was definitely different. I like it in some ways and... more
      • 3/8 Discussion - Olivia Kutsch, Fri Mar 8 4:29pm
        Honestly, the TC Boyle stories we have been reading for class so far haven’t been as bad as I thought they were going to be. When I went to pick up the book from the bookstore before classes started, ... more
    • 3/8 - Kara Cayton, Fri Mar 8 2:59pm
      I have enjoyed reading the TC Boyle stories so far, because you never really know how the story is going to end. My favorite story that we have read so far is Big Game, because in the end you good... more
    • Discussion 3/8 - Amanda Slauzis, Fri Mar 8 2:08pm
      My reaction towards the TC Boyle stories that we have read so far for class have been decent. The stories are really weird and some are a bit boring. The one that I liked the most so far would end up ... more
    • 3/8 Discussion - Michael Avila, Fri Mar 8 1:40pm
      So far I've enjoyed all the TC Boyle stories, each of them are all really interesting and fun. The great thing I like is that the stories are short but manage to keep things interesting! My favorite... more
    • 3/8 Discussion - Brooke Wilson, Fri Mar 8 1:27pm
      My reaction to the TC Boyle stories that we have read so far is that all of them are extremely interesting and unique in their own way. In each story something completely takes me off guard and... more
    • Boyle Stories - Elyse Huwe, Fri Mar 8 1:05pm
      My reaction to TC Boyle's stories so far has been about the same. TC Boyle writes stories that are very sarcastic in nature. His stories tend to contain over dramatic situations as well as over... more
    • 3/8 Discussion - Jessica L. Rogers, Fri Mar 8 12:47pm
      Well, based on the stories we’ve read so far, Boyle is very strange. And by strange I mean a total psychopath. He is so strange and out there if he were to get abducted by aliens, I can’t help but... more
    • Re: 3/8 Discussion - Hunter Bowden, Fri Mar 8 12:39pm
      My reaction to TC Boyle’s stories that we have read so far is good. At first I didn’t really like the stories for some reason. Now that we have read a few stories I have started to like them more.... more
    • 3/8 Discussion - Megan LaVacca, Fri Mar 8 12:36pm
      My reactions to the TC Boyle stories have been in a word wow. I got to enjoy the stories last semester and I have continued enjoying them. There is a hint of wonder that I get when there is a title... more
    • 3/8/13 - Andrew Crews, Fri Mar 8 11:43am
      My reactions to the BC Boyle book have been complete surprise because this book is not like any regular book that I have ever read. This book has many good stories, and I count a good story as one... more
    • 3/8 - Allison Brouillette, Fri Mar 8 11:37am
      TC Boyle’s stories have been very surprising and unpredictable. I feel like every time I read a story and think I know what is going to happen, the story changes completely and I never see the event... more
    • 3/8 Discussion - Taryn White, Fri Mar 8 11:01am
    • 3/8 Discussion - Pamela Robson, Fri Mar 8 10:19am
      So far, I think that the TC Boyle book is a very interesting set of stories, especially in the “Love” section of the book. I enjoy reading the different short stories because you never really know... more
    • Discussion 6 - Griffin Ahlers, Fri Mar 8 9:53am
      The TC Boyle stories that we have read so far have been very interesting. I would not say that I have absolutely loved each one that we have read, but I do not hate any of them. If I had to choose a... more
    • 3/8 reply - Keelan Bozman , Fri Mar 8 9:46am
      So far I have enjoyed the TC Boyle books we have read in class. I think they are entertaining. I enjoy reading in general because it takes me to another place after a long day and helps relief... more
    • 3/8 - Colleen Aspenleiter, Fri Mar 8 9:42am
      So far the TC Boyle stories have been nothing short of interesting. He seems like the kind of person that doesn’t care to hide his true thoughts, I suppose most authors don’t. He thinks of the... more
    • 3/8 response - Colin Reilly, Fri Mar 8 9:09am
      I usually enjoy reading T.C. Boyle’s stories. He has a different twist on all of the stories that he writes. His writing can sometimes be confusing and hard to read and comprehend but once we go over ... more
    • Re: 3/8 Discussion - Christian Bryant, Fri Mar 8 9:02am
      So far I like this semester’s story in the Boyle book better than last semesters. Even though we have only read 3 so far, they are more interesting than last semester’s stories. So far the best story ... more
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