A Taste of Life and Other Stories

A Taste of Life and Other Stories

Sara Paretsky / Jan 25, 2020
A Taste of Life and Other Stories This is a collection of three short stories The title story A Taste of Life tells the gruesome tale of a fat young woman whose glamorous mother steals her lover The other two stories are The Man Who L
  • Title: A Taste of Life and Other Stories
  • Author: Sara Paretsky
  • ISBN: 9780146000409
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a collection of three short stories The title story A Taste of Life tells the gruesome tale of a fat young woman whose glamorous mother steals her lover.The other two stories are The Man Who Loved Life and Dealer s Choice.
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    About "Sara Paretsky"

      • Sara Paretsky

        Sara Paretsky is a modern American author of detective fiction Paretsky was raised in Kansas, and graduated from the state university with a degree in political science She did community service work on the south side of Chicago in 1966 and returned in 1968 to work there She ultimately completed a Ph.D in history at the University of Chicago, entitled The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England Before the Civil War, and finally earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Married to a professor of physics at the University of Chicago, she has lived in Chicago since 1968.The protagonist of all but two of Paretsky s novels is V.I Warshawski, a female private investigator Warshawski s eclectic personality defies easy categorization She drinks Johnnie Walker Black Label, breaks into houses looking for clues, and can hold her own in a street fight, but also she pays attention to her clothes, sings opera along with the radio, and enjoys her sex life.Paretsky is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel The Winter 2007 issue of Clues A Journal of Detection is devoted to her work.Her two books that are non Warshawski novels are Ghost Country 1998 and Bleeding Kansas 2008.

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    1. Three short stories in this Penguin 60s edition.The first, and title story A Taste of Life is totally spoiled by the book description posted on which I have now edited The part I left is descriptive enough this story tells the gruesome tale of a fat young woman whose glamorous mother steals her lover 4 5 from me.The second, Dealer s Choice is an interesting homage to Raymond Chandler, using his character Philip Marlowe, take from the book Raymond Chandler s Philip Marlowe For me it doesn t measu [...]



    2. A lovely, accessible introduction to Paretsky s writing The stories often contain unexpected twists, and investigate the relationships between parents and children In A taste of life Daphne is a young woman who was made obese by her jealous mother When she finds love, her mother cannot let it be with bizarre results Dealer s choice is the longest story and deals with the private detective Marlowe investigating a case for a typically seductive female client during the Second World War, with peopl [...]


    3. Three short stories A taste of life a cruel, short tale about a fat woman, and her loveless mother Dealer s choice a humoristic story featuring Marlowe, written in a mocking hard boiled style It didn t convince me to the full but mind, I m not a fan of the genre The man who loved life my favourite of the three Bitter and clever The man who loves life, only insofar that it s in his terms the man who loves life but not people, and can t give love or understanding, is incredibly well painted, and s [...]




    4. These stories gave me the shivers and kind of freaked me out At the end of every story I had to sit for a minute or two to digest what I had just read Totally awesome.



    5. An adorable little tome, a great introduction to Paretsky s body of work Unfortunately, just not my preferred genre of literature Not my cup of tea That being said, I really enjoyed the first of the three stories, but couldn t get into the other two, despite their admirable execution.


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