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READER ↠ DOC AMPM by Amelia Gray FREE ✓ ➾ [Download] ➻ AMPM By Amelia Gray ➷ – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk If anything's going to save the characters in Amelia Gray's debut from their troubled romances their social improprieties or their hands turning into claws it's a John Mayer concert tee In AMPM impish If anything'If anything's going to save the characters in Amelia Gray's debut from their troubled romances their social improprieties or their hands turning into claws it's a John Mayer concert tee In AMPM impish humor and cutting insight are on full display Readers tour the lives of 23 characters across 1 Examples from Lucifer’s Lexicon of Book Review Adjectives I decided to consult this new now indispensable reference written no doubt with a nod to Ambrose Bierce for words I could use in a review of Amelia Gray’s notable first book Her collection of stories snippets really was short but full of creativity and a lot of adjectives apply Here are the ones I’ll be using sometimes as antitheses along with Lucifer’s definitions Awesome formerly capable of producing awe; now come to mean far less due to grade inflation and overuse Claustrophobic had Haruki Murakami and Margaret Atwood ever produced a child and that child wrote a Franz Kafka knock off about a shackled body and soul this would be the top word on the list to describe it Clichéd a description of work characterized by hackneyed expressions or concepts that the reviewer has recently stopped repeating and now considers tiresome Discerning in full agreement with the reviewer Labyrinthine containing one turn too many for the reviewer to follow Laugh out loud funny typically used to describe a very overt form of humor often the kind we should be embarrassed by like anything involving scrotums painful falls or stooges Masterful having a self perceived talent that the reviewer hopes to reinforce through recognition of the same but legitimate talent in others Metaphorical prone to a writing device whereby inherently boring topics or descriptions are jazzed up like wings drenched in hot sauce or uh what’s an analogy for an analogy? Nuanced adjective to use when encountering complexity that's probably insightful but the reviewer can only pretend to understand Outré an intelligent sounding word when the reviewer isn’t sure whether something’s weird for the sake of being weird or weird for a higher purpose Philosophical as Bierce himself said this is a uality “of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing” Poignant just about any emotion except joy raised to the fourth power Purple as applied to prose label describing a writing style that in the eyes of some beholders should be attached to anything wordier than Hemingway and to other beholders that which applies only when a seemingly endless proliferation of modifiers enters injudiciously gracelessly and gratuitously Sappy prone to sweetness or sentimentalism to be used sparingly since to serious literary writers this is the kiss of death Spare a self descriptive substitute for the word “short” opposite in every way to “interminably elongated and ponderous” Trenchant sarcasm trained towards proper targets in contrast to sarcasm trained towards the reviewer’s pet causes which would instead be described as uncouth impertinent or sociopathic Wise compared to synonyms smart and clever this is often applied prejudicially to older writers or those with an owlish countenanceThough this spare bit of writing may be short on words it’s long on nuanced insight and pleasure Some label this work flash fiction Whatever it is I think it’s masterfully written— never clichéd never sappy Her fragments of text were not typically LOL funny but there were uite a few instances of knowing winks and subtle observational humor Here’s one exampleJust because you made it warm doesn't make it yours A lesson for felinesFeline Posits What if one makes it warm for a long time?A Response I will still put it on the towel rack because it is still a towelHer writing is often described as poetic but unlike some of her literary peers her prosepoetry never crossed into the purple end of the spectrum She was also adept with her similes June was the kind of woman who not only talked to her cats but consulted them seriously about world affairs and life changes Mr Pickles she would say in that adorable voice women reserve for their cats and when they want a large favor performed Mr Pickles what is your opinion of the recent World Bank shake up? The cat would look up at her thinking for one wild moment that the tendrils of hair around her face were lizard tailsAnd much of her writing could be called metaphorical She was discerning about what to include never getting bogged down with philosophical issues in an academic sense but still having plenty to say in her reflections One day everyone stopped over thinking We started thinking just as much as we should and not any than necessary There were no misunderstandings whatsoever Minor disagreements were forgotten not turned into proof of larger things Trivial errors of speech or judgment were just as important as items on the breakfast menu you chose waffles and I chose eggs and it was a god damn miracleCharacters in one short piece would often show up in later pieces not in a labyrinthine nonlinear narrative but because it fit their personalities Often her little slices of life had poignant aspects; resonant and clear Others were trenchant sometimes claustrophobic or perhaps a little outré and harder to decipher Almost all make you think though which leads me to believe that Gray is very clever I might have said wise but Lucifer advises against such usage for her youthful demographic I’m putting this in the 4 category Not uite awesome awe inspiring since not every one of her entries spoke to me but still awfully good Now I need to check back with Lucifer to get his take on “awful”I had originally thought to call this Steve's Book of then thought The Cynic's Guide to for the anonymity but finally settled on Lucifer's Lexicon for the alliteration and the closer correspondence to Bierce's immensely fun Devil's Dictionary

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20 stories full of lizard tails Schrödinger boxes and volcano love June wakes up one morning covered in seeds; Leonard falls in love with a chaise lounge; Betty insists everything except flowers are a symbol of her love for her husband; Andrew talks to his house in times of crisis Written ever PM0 There's no need for poetry Andrew said I'm just here for my chairWell sit down and let me wax lyricalThis book consists of 120 beautiful fragments wholes fragments of prose poetry prose I don't know They're beautiful I love them Four stars Amelia Gray my imaginary cousin I want to read everything that you have written and ever will I want to take your last name and share it with you I want to wear a tee shirt with your image on it You are that goodHere is an example of what I mean prose that could be re engineered as poetry or vice versa even if there is no need for poetry any Martha It makes me nervousEmily reassuringly It's normal to be nervousMartha Great I'm nervous and I'm normalShe started to cryThere are no heroes any Only words And musicThis book should be found everywhere on every bedside table but might remain hidden under the floorboardsOr bothAM121This little haikuIs a symbol of my loveFor you and your bookPM164Like every other person in Ian's life FM Sushi his wife with whom he shared a bed thought that Ian only ever read one currently reading book at a time It sat on the bedside table next to his pillow Right then it was something by Gene Wolfe But Ian had a secret One day when FM Sushi was at work he realised that one of the timber floorboards under his side of the bed was loose He got a screwdriver from his toolbox in the laundry and gently managed to lift the whole board intact without splitting it He shone a torch into the opening and tested its size with his fingersHe had been reading AMPM by Amelia Gray and because it was a little book and he loved it he wondered whether it would fit in his secret place under the bed It did He gently replaced the floorboard on his secretEach day when FM Sushi was at work he levered open the floorboard and read one story in the book and put it backSome things in your life are so important you can't share them with anyone else

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AMPM by Amelia GrY morning and night for two months these brief vignettes 50 to 100 words recall Donald Barthelme in their whimsy and subtle yet powerful emotions An intermittent love story as seen through a darkly comic lens AMPM mixes poetry and prose humor and hubris to create a truly original work of fictio I loved this LOVEDOne day everyone stopped over thinking We started thinking just as much as we should and not any than necessary There were no misunderstandings whatsoeverTrivial errors of speech or judgment were just as important as items on the breakfast menu you chose waffles and I chose eggs and it was a god damn miracleCan that day be today? Please? Life would be so much simpler

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