Upside-Down Cake

Upside-Down CakeDisclaimer I never look at the name of the author before reading a story in the New Yorker, I cover it up with my hand so as not to be influenced by gender, race, or if they re famous already I take each story as it is with no preconceived notions.This was a lot of fun, evil fun, but the sort of fun you d like to have to get back at people who have been making you miserable.Basically this is all a set up for our narrator to get back at their family We learn everyone else is a gossip and a backbiter and generally miserable, but we never learn why the narrator is until the end Once we learn the narrator s secret everyone in the family who had been maybe not quite a real character, or a bit of a generic blob, snap into focus And the narrator isn t exempt, either They are just as guilty of being a bastard pun intended, I suppose as everyone else.I find this to be a strange story because a lot of it is pretty generic, though with some very clever writing in it We had betrayed one another too many times to be able to sit comfortably around the same table together , and Every visit to an aged parent is in the nature of a farewell In fact I was starting to think this was going to be yet another New Yorker dud that paints broad strokes about people who the author stereotypes and speaks in cliches that s a popular genre in this magazine, unfortunately Yet I think the author senses how dull a lot of these stories are and plays us for fools He gives us a generic set up full of Roz Chast cut outs except for Floyd and Granma and then turns it on its head When we learn who the couple are that arrives late to the party and we see how the narrator was testing everyone there to see if they d give the newcomers a chance, we learn to not take everything at face value, to look a little deeper under the surface.Don t judge That s a simple moral lesson, but we never learn it. very clever and unexpectedly funny. This is a sequel to Thereoux s earlier New Yorker short story, which I haven t read As a stand alone piece, it s the typical large family dysfunction He has some great observations about birthday parties for older parents Otherwise, the story won t stick in my memory.Here s an interview with the author 2.5 stars It started off really funny, but too much of the same humor for too long does not increase ones enjoyment of a novel Slick development at the end. Amazing EPub, Upside Down Cake By Paul Theroux This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Upside Down Cake, Essay By Paul Theroux Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You

Paul Edward Theroux is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best known work is The Great Railway Bazaar 1975 , a travelogue about a trip he made by train from Great Britain through Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, through South Asia, then South East Asia, up through East Asia, as far east as Japan, and then back across Russia to his point of origin Although perhaps best know

[Ebook] ➧ Upside-Down Cake Author Paul Theroux –
  • ebook
  • 15 pages
  • Upside-Down Cake
  • Paul Theroux
  • English
  • 17 June 2019

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