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Dylan Traywick
3/8 Discussion Board
Fri Mar 8, 2013 3:27pm
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To be completely honest I am not a big fan of T.C Boyleís work. To me none of the books we have read make any sense to me as far as the point of the story. The only one that has made any sense to me has been ďBig GameĒ because Iíve read a similar story but it was a different type of game being hunted, a human. Although this story had nothing in common with the other story I just mentioned I seemed to really like the owner, Bernard Puff. His sense of humor even when faced upon death still seems to humor me even as I think about it. I mean when you are seconds away from death and your still checking out the wife Nicole Bender and thinking she is hot you know something is wrong. To me I found that the most awkward part was with the daughter Jasmine Honeysuckle Rose. I mean why would you want to be called that full name it is completely stupid and very immature. I just felt like smacking that child upside the head. She was very disrespectful and just made you want to stab her at least in my opinion. The ending to Big Game was actually kind of a surprise because I was not ready to see every single one of them get killed in such a brutal way by Bessie bee the elephant but I donít blame the elephant for not defending itself or getting mad at the group because even though the elephant was old it still endured a lot of pain being in the circus and tired of being pushed around I liked that. The other story I found to be completely stupid was modern love. I really hated this story with a passion because it was just so pathetic for the main character. It also made me feel very awkward and just uneasy the entire story. The main thing that made me awkward the most was the full suit condom; it completely caught me off guard and just added to the weirdness. I didnít read any other books in the Boyle book so I do not have any suggestions.

  • 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
    • Re: 3/8 Discussion - Brittney Wilhelm, Fri Mar 8 4:58pm
      At first glance when I received the Boyle book I was happy to see that each story was very short and that there was an entire section of the book entitled ďLoveĒ. To say the least, I should have not... more
    • discussion 3/8 - Taylor Morgan, Fri Mar 8 4:47pm
      T.C Boyle has some interesting stories. Reading them last semester I kind of got to understand his writing a little better but even then I am still usually confused after reading a story. Going over... more
    • Re: 3/8 Discussion - Gabriella Villalon , Fri Mar 8 4:36pm
      When buying this required textbook, I thought it was going to be like every other English text you are required to purchase, useless. Professors always tell students at the beginning of the semester... more
    • 3/8 Discussion Board - Dylan Traywick, Fri Mar 8 3:27pm
    • 3/8 Discussion - Ashleigh Jarrell, Fri Mar 8 2:57pm
      In my opinion Boyle has a unique way of writing. Each of his stories are different and entertaining. We have read stories about a man and his family on vacation to a big game farm, a couple that is... more
    • 3/8 discussion - Iverly Delgadillo, Fri Mar 8 2:50pm
      The TC Boyle stories so far in this semester have been ok, some better than the others. The ones I liked I felt we're more interesting and easier to understand and follow them like "big game". Big... more
    • 3/8 Discussion - Jessica Henries, Fri Mar 8 2:34pm
      When I first obtained my TC Boyle book, I didnít think we would ever use the book in class. Now that we have read a few of the stories, I really enjoy my purchase. I love the way Boyle writes and... more
    • 3-8 - Kathryn Lanier, Fri Mar 8 12:39pm
      I think the stories were a little strange but they were not too bad. Boyle seems to know how to portray the themes presented in this book and the stories seem to range from serious to funny to sexual ... more
    • Re: 3/8 Discussion - Alicia Glover, Fri Mar 8 12:38pm
      My reaction to the TC Boyle stories was pretty usual. I liked reading them to a certain extent. Whenever we discuss the stories I always got a better understanding of the stories. A lot of the... more
    • 3/8 - Rachel Blihar, Fri Mar 8 12:35pm
      Iíve enjoyed reading the TC Boyle stories. Iíve been reading his stories since last semester in English 1100 so Iíve had a little time to get used to his writing. His style of writing interests me.... more
    • Discussion 3/8 - Taylor Jarrell, Fri Mar 8 12:24pm
      The T.C Boyle's stories have been very interesting and have been a lot more entertaining than most stories that I have read. Most of the time in English class if I am forced to read something it is... more
    • Discussion 3/8 - Ali Capri, Fri Mar 8 11:44am
      I did not take English 1100 here at ECU because I took it in high school, so I never had to read T.C. Boyle stories before. Some of my friends have had to read his stories though and they warned me... more
    • english discussion 3/8 - tyasia brown, Fri Mar 8 10:44am
      My reaction so far to the T.C. Boyle short stories so far is annoyed. They are all very confusing and or boring. The bad part is that Iím not that interested enough to care to figure them out. There... more
    • 3/8 Discussion - Taylor Cabaniss, Fri Mar 8 10:39am
      My reaction to the TC Boyle stories weíve read so far has been ambivalent. Some of the stories we have read I wonder how he came up with these plots. He is either insanely brilliant naturally or must ... more
    • 3/8 Discussion - Alex Brink, Fri Mar 8 10:27am
      My favorite Boyle story so far is ďHeart of a Champion.Ē I absolutely loved the story. Iíve been told by people that know me well say that Iím a sarcastic asshole, so the tone of the story completely ... more
    • 3/8 Discussion - Amy Brey, Fri Mar 8 9:55am
      I am a little torn with the TC Boyleís stories. While I find them interesting and witty, they can be, at times, be hard to follow. I appreciate the fact that he lightens them with humor and keeps... more
    • 3/8 Discussion - Caitlin Halligan, Fri Mar 8 9:36am
      Overall, I have really enjoyed the TC Boyle stories we have read so far for class. Boyle is a really great writer and his writing style is unique. I like how he makes you work for the story, and you... more
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