The Three Button Trick and Other Stories PDF/EPUB ☆

The Three Button Trick and Other Stories PDF/EPUB ☆


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  1. Erin Erin says:

    The great thing about a short story collection is that there s almost always something for everyone Which is good because, though I don t think highly of Nicola Barker s much praised writing talent, I was able to enjoy a few of the 19 stories included in this volume It took 93 pages for me to find a well crafted, unique short story, but I must admit Symbiosis Class Cestoda was worth the wait What an astonishing idea The solution to America s growing obesity problem Give them a tapeworm The great thing about a short story collection is that there s almost always something for everyone Which is good because, though I don t think highly of Nicola Barker s much praised writing talent, I was able to enjoy a few of the 19 stories included in this volume It took 93 pages for me to find a well crafted, unique short story, but I must admit Symbiosis Class Cestoda was worth the wait What an astonishing idea The solution to America s growing obesity problem Give them a tapeworm Why didn t I think of that You can eat as much as you like of anything pizza, pasta, doughnuts, peanuts, HoHos, cream puffs, cookies, ice cream, mocha lattes a personal weakness and not gain a pound And the brilliance with which Barker s svelte, tapeworm carrying character brushes off the man who d driven her to eat is praiseworthy.After wading through a fewtedious stories, I discovered Dual Balls, similar to Symbiosis in its structure and uniqueness In it, Selina Mitchell, an elderly dumpling who dedicated her life to teaching, is dared by her best friend, Joanna, to do something completely out of character wear a sexual device to school If David Sedaris satires didn t count, I would say this is the best short story I ve read by a modern writer I d like to check out one of her novels, but I m afraid they d all be as dramatic a hit or miss reaction as it was with her short stories


  2. Nate Johnson Nate Johnson says:

    The writing is incredibly formulaic It s the literary equivalent of counting the number of times someone says um while delivering a lecture, except not nearly as entertaining.


  3. Story❤ Story❤ says:

    Zippy, funny and engaging stories Looking forward to readingby this author.


  4. Melissa Melissa says:

    Excellent collection of short stories Hilariously smart and wildly entertaining Nicola Barker is such a great writer, witty and fresh Will start to turn even the squeakiest of brain cogs collecting work funk dust in your ed If you are a slow reader like me, you will be annoyed that you can t finish some stories in one sitting because you will become addicted to the one you start to read, taking the book with you everywhere and wanting to sneak a peek whenever possible


  5. J.M. Hushour J.M. Hushour says:

    Barker s writing is highly disturbing and hilarious Inside Information details the efforts of a fetus who has dirt on the Universal Soul to convince his mother to abort him since birth erases the incarnation memories Parker Swells is about a philosophical fish pond thief The Piazza Barbirini is indescribable A few misses, but mostly great.


  6. Peter Arango Peter Arango says:

    Every once in a while a collection of short stories turns out to be completely compelling and totally engrossing I ve been teaching Salinger s Nine Stories for years, and I love them, but the time had come to try something contemporary I had read a couple of Nicola Barker s stories in a collection, and thought she mightbe exactkly the right sort of next book for my seniors Homerun


  7. Meghan Meghan says:

    These stories were incredible I absolutely love her style So compelling, totally drawing you in I was never sure what to expect She kept me on my toes the whole way through Thoroughly enjoyed it, and want to read muchby her


  8. Allisonm Allisonm says:

    Very different short stories Each one is about 6 pages, and they all seem to have some really manipulating characters Totally enjoyable.


  9. Angus McKeogh Angus McKeogh says:

    Really hit and miss Some stories great Some inane and pointless Have to say I m a bigger fan of her novels.


  10. Kira Henehan Kira Henehan says:

    I like her novels way better but as far as stories go, worth reading.


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The Three Button Trick and Other Stories ❰Reading❯ ➸ The Three Button Trick and Other Stories Author Nicola Barker – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Nicola Barker weaves humor and tragedy through this fresh and original collection, as her characters struggle to find love, independence, and fulfillment in this new addition to the Ecco Art of the St Button Trick ePUB ✓ Nicola Barker weaves humor and tragedy through this fresh and original collection, as The Three ePUB ↠ her characters struggle to find love, independence, and fulfillment in this new addition to Three Button Trick PDF/EPUB Ä the Ecco Art of the Story seriesNicola Barker s collection of her nineteen most brilliant stories exemplifies her ability to create daring, witty, and dynamic characters, all their idiosyncracies intact Barker s stories often use wordplay and humor to stretch the boundaries of metaphor and reality as the outrageously original plots unfold Through her confident and clever style, these short stories sling Barker to the forefront of fiction writing, as she is reminiscent of Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, and Margaret AtwoodThe collection begins with a smart tale of a teenage girl whose obsession with the size of her nose dangerously compromises her relationships with her friends and her family Inside Information is a pun of a title, describing how the protagonist s unborn fetus is the only one able to reform his mother s compulsive shoplifting by pulling the ultimate prank G String and Symbiosis Class Cestoda detail women who gain self esteem, albeit through quirky methods, despite the cowardly men who try to suppress them The title story, Three Button Trick, is about a man who deliberately buttons his duffel coat incorrectly to attract sympathetic females Carrie falls for this trick, and it takes twenty one years, a curious friend, and an eighty three year old widower for her to realize her mistake Wesley is the protagonist of a three part collection, Blisters, Braces, and Mr Lippy who, traumatized by two unfortunate incidents as a young boy, is an eccentric obsessed with freedom and the seaBarker skillfully intertwines humor with despair to stimulate any reader s interest she taps into the psyches of her characters to create an authentic, original, and highly enjoyable read The Three Button Trick and Other Stories is a resonant, audacious volume from a writer of immense talent and originality.

    The Three Button Trick and Other Stories PDF/EPUB ☆ brilliant stories exemplifies her ability to create daring, witty, and dynamic characters, all their idiosyncracies intact Barker s stories often use wordplay and humor to stretch the boundaries of metaphor and reality as the outrageously original plots unfold Through her confident and clever style, these short stories sling Barker to the forefront of fiction writing, as she is reminiscent of Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, and Margaret AtwoodThe collection begins with a smart tale of a teenage girl whose obsession with the size of her nose dangerously compromises her relationships with her friends and her family Inside Information is a pun of a title, describing how the protagonist s unborn fetus is the only one able to reform his mother s compulsive shoplifting by pulling the ultimate prank G String and Symbiosis Class Cestoda detail women who gain self esteem, albeit through quirky methods, despite the cowardly men who try to suppress them The title story, Three Button Trick, is about a man who deliberately buttons his duffel coat incorrectly to attract sympathetic females Carrie falls for this trick, and it takes twenty one years, a curious friend, and an eighty three year old widower for her to realize her mistake Wesley is the protagonist of a three part collection, Blisters, Braces, and Mr Lippy who, traumatized by two unfortunate incidents as a young boy, is an eccentric obsessed with freedom and the seaBarker skillfully intertwines humor with despair to stimulate any reader s interest she taps into the psyches of her characters to create an authentic, original, and highly enjoyable read The Three Button Trick and Other Stories is a resonant, audacious volume from a writer of immense talent and originality."/>
  • Paperback
  • 216 pages
  • The Three Button Trick and Other Stories
  • Nicola Barker
  • English
  • 08 April 2019
  • 0060933747

About the Author: Nicola Barker

Button Trick ePUB ✓ Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this nameNicola The Three ePUB ↠ Barker is an English writerNicola Barker s eight previous novels include Darkmans short listed Three Button Trick PDF/EPUB Ä for the Man Booker and Ondaatje prizes, and winner of the Hawthornden Prize , Wide Open winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award , and Clear long listed for the Man Booker Prize in She has also written two prize winning collections of short stories, and her work has been translated intothan twenty languages She lives in East London.