You should read Mark Jude Poirier‘s book Modern Ranch Living. It is funny and mean and also sad, and involves, among other things:
- a girl with idiosyncratic grammar who is obsessed with fitness (but in a weightlifting, running, and swimming kind of way, not an anorexic way)
- a man who is thirty, lives with his mother, and runs a waterpark called Splash World
- meth heads
- marker sniffers
- the desert.
anonymousApril 22, 2006 at 5:43 am
Hmmm. I think I will.
anonymousApril 22, 2006 at 7:17 am
I don’t want to read this book. If you do make it sound more interesting and maybe add a twist to it like you did in Empress of the World, I’ll think about it.
anonymousApril 22, 2006 at 7:21 am
Of course I’ll read it!
anonymousApril 22, 2006 at 8:53 am
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed “Empress of the World,” which I finished a few days ago for a paper I am writing in my Feminist Inquiries course at Boston College. I wish I had something more insightful to say other than “I liked it,” but I am kind of fried from the writing of various drafts and general scholastic malaise…
so that’s all. I think you rock, Sara Ryan. Have a lovely day.
– K. @ http://www.thefemmedyke.com
nevikmooreApril 22, 2006 at 11:30 am
What? No randy postmodernist literature professors dallying with freshman nubiles? I won’t read it!
thisisnotanljApril 22, 2006 at 2:31 pm
thanks so much! :)