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by Tim O'Brien
Tomcat in Love is a funny book when it intends to be, but ultimately it’s not a comic book in the Philip Roth vein. Tomcat in Love continues O’Brien’s movement away from traditional combat fiction and into the theme of warriors stranded in our midst.
Tomcat in Love is a funny book when it intends to be, but ultimately it’s not a comic book in the Philip Roth vein. It’s something new and wholly original. O’Brien shows us the quaking rage of jealousy, the deep eroticism of new love, and the ultimate despair of a failed relationship. It is his edgiest, most flamboyant performance ye. Chippering is not pleasant company and is not meant to be.
I jerked up, but Mrs. Robert Kooshof was already sighing. Tom, do you love me? she whispered. Well, I murmured, it’s interesting you should ask, then I went on to discuss the nature of love, the physics of infinity. Even a little? I am convinced it was not a coincidence. Fate again: the conjunction of weather and a misled life. I did everything in my power to avoid the word no. Yes or no? she said. And so, for the second time that day, I heard myself requesting a rain check. I guess that means no. No, I said.
Not what I imagined love to be. Right or wrong, my entire life had been devoted to Lorna Sue-the one and only, the girl of my dreams-and there was no relief from the unspeakable pain of betrayal, the grief and horror. Right or wrong, my entire life had been devoted to Lorna Sue-the one and only, the girl of my dreams-and there was no relief from the unspeakable pain of betrayal, the grief and horror, those aching ligaments of love that reached all the way back into childhood.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Read for my book club, TOMCAT IN LOVE was not loved by everyone . A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIED In this wildly funny. this misogynist's tale is told with much humor and adventure. Tim O'Brien is in fine shape with his narrative holding well. One person found this helpful.
Tomcat in Love is a novel by Tim O'Brien, about the misadventures of a womanizing linguistics Professor, Thomas H. Chippering, originally published in hardcover by Broadway Books, in 1998. Written in the first person, the tale unfolds with extensive use of flashback (what Chippering would insist be called "analepsis") and foreshadowing.
Tim O'Brien-acclaimed for his fiction about the Vietnam War-has now taken on the battle between the sexes with astonishing results. By turns hilarious, outrageous, romantic, and deeply moving, Tomcat in Love gives us a blundering, modern-day Don Juan who embodies the desires and bewilderments of men everywhere.
In Tomcat in Love, Tim O'Brien takes on the battle of the sexes with astonishing results. O'Brien always seems to dig into these nooks and crannies of the psyche that go unexplored by most authors Читать весь отзыв.
But Tim O'Brien is an incredible writer and the book is worth it if only to experience his talent at creating such a thoroughly believable and detestable character
But Tim O'Brien is an incredible writer and the book is worth it if only to experience his talent at creating such a thoroughly believable and detestable character. Oct 11, 2019 Kaitlin rated it really liked it.
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