Shorter Prose Ponzil the Pistolero and His Comedy of Combustion A Different World from Olive Listed’s Max Lane E–book/E–pub
Night Moves (Harlequin Blaze fVes as long as words doSarki takes the English alphabet as a bolt ofine cloth and stitches together words thought and meaning I imagine that just as Michelangelo could look at a block of marble and see the statue as plain as it was before him Sarki also could look at the keyboard of characters and imagine these three beautifuly written storiesWe are certainly shaped by our initial impressions are we not Sarki s narrator asks in the book s Les brumes d'avalon : roman first story I believe we often are and in the case of Sarki s prose I am one of his readers who is sufficiently impressed and hopes to be reading of hisiction in the Double Take future Sarki s poetry which is all I ve read by him up until now looks sparse on the pageBut it s denseI might liken the poetry to aield where Sarki has spread a thick layer of manureand then just walked awayI m left to plow through the manure and rescue the Until You Loved Me (Silver Springs, few words that haven t been smotheredTheew words that have taken root and survivedThey almost seem mutant these The Baby Album few words that poke up out of the shitGrinning their shit eating grinThere s not an obvious reason why any of these words shouldind themselves together herein Sarki s poemsI have come across themand re collected themThat is allSarki s prose is differentWith the prose it Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose feels to me like Sarki is plowing theield himselfHe comes in the nightand he spreads the manureand now in the morning he calls me upsays come overI want to show you somethingand he plows on ahead of meat an alarming ratewith no pattern at all to the manner in which he tackles the ieldleaving me to zigzag along in the grooves behind himAnd in spite of how dense #the prose appears on the pagewith Sarki ahead of me on #prose appears on the pagewith Sarki ahead of me on projectit eels less like plowing through something thickand like skirting across the surface of somethinglike water skiing on a lake with sea monsters in itOr like being pulled along in a rickshawby a mad driverwho is looking Her First Mother (Conveniently Wed, for an address that he can t really rememberbut damned if he is going to stop and askor directionsbecause he s tried that beforeand these dimwads who surround himand pretend to have clues as to his whereaboutshaven t got the irst notion of where it is that Sarki is travellingor where his is boundany than Sarki knows where he is boundAny than any of
us knows where we are bound In Shorter Prose poet M Sarki yeah knows where we are bound In Shorter Prose poet M Sarki yeah one many of you know him draws on small town life in Tawas City and East Tawas Michigan and memories of mid twentieth century small town life amid characters who seem to know everyone in the sense that everyone means each other Having myself grown up in a village near a small town where we were all bussed off to school the stories provoke a similar lovehate nostalgia Snowbound Bride (Harlequin Men in Uniform Miniseries) for that simpler life and that simpler period That is not to say that the stories in Shorter Prose are historicaliction they re not it is to say that memories reside with us no matter how we might try to shake them or how Cowboys Baby (Ranching Family, farrom our origins we might travelIn Ponzil the Pistolero and His Comedy of Combustion Ponzil the narrator euates being stupid which he hears he is Between the Land and the Sea (Marinas Tales, from townspeople and hisather with being thin skinned which was presumably avowed by the doctor who delivered him Told at what Gilligan Unbound feels a breakneck pace Ponzil confusesacts Gone for Soldiers from his past cites important philosophers andollowing an incident *in a bar reference to two notorious murderers and the apposition in the title this reader began *a bar reference to two notorious murderers and the apposition in the title this reader began suspect something sinister ominous but I wouldn t want to provide a spoiler and I definitely wouldn t want t M Sarki s short book Shorter Prose describes itself as Fiction Memoir which is a Her Cowboy Hero (Refuge Ranch fine non oxymoron A memoir sensu stricto is something written by or on behalf of someone who has accomplished something other than writing But Sarki asiderom reading and reviewing on goodreads writing the occasional book of poetry is not the world historical type Un hros pour Rayne (Delta Force Heroes t. 1) figure who might earn a memoir Good But instead he writesiction Fiction Memoir is no new genre if we might recollect that all writing is autobiographical in a boring sense and that all memoirs even memoirs of those world historical Mine to Take (Nine Circles, figures who have earned them are alreadyictive in the interesting narrative sense But the confessedly ictive memoir erases the relevance of any claim to the how things really were suggested by memoir Hawkes s Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade Barth s Once Upon a Time Eggar s Hea Available to purc. Poet each story continues to expandShorter Prose is classified under iction memoir and includes three short stories I Ponzil the Pistolero and his Comedy of Combustion. .
Hase on or here is difficult to rate your own book to review it objectively For no matter what one reads there is a life story a history ones working environment to take into account and all the other books which came before and have proven to shape your reading patterns I come to my own work the same way as I do with my paintings my poems and my photography and A Groom for Greta (Amish Brides of Celery Fields, film I have spent a great deal of my adulthood learning what it is that I like If I cannotind it in the world I inhabit I make it But I see absolutely no need in adding pieces to an already cluttered mix and landfill if the new work is not novel or better than something that has come before it That was my concern about publishing these three pieces in the The Baby They Both Loved first place and the reason why I still chose to do so Ieel this work is original I believe in the words and pictures on the page I think the book is beautiful and well designed I will give this book Twin Temptation (Harlequin Blaze five stars because I do believe it took an act of courage to produce this work and a certain jeopardy at stake within the public domain I realize I have to be somewhat audacious to think I can work successfully in so many medias I kid often with my three brothers on our personal delusions and ourirm grasp on perhaps an alternative reality But still we all go on Making the best of it and wishing An Inconvenient Affair (The Alpha Brotherhood, for The three stories included in this collection are all true and somewhatalse Liberties have been taken Memory especially mine is not to be trusted But every one of these stories The Soldiers Wife feels right to me All of them an honest attempt to get at my truth To beorthcoming And to prove true enough to be trusted by my loved ones and acuaintances that I will always be A Kiss Too Late fair I like these three stories very much I believe they are good and worthy of the time it takes them to be read It is my hope that this is only the beginningor me with prose It has been my dream Landrys Law (Landry Brothers for the entire duration of my adult life that I would make of myself something that mattered in the literary world I yearn that meaning in my life shall be multiplied and spread to those both close to me and others I have not yet personally met nor probably ever will I covet the proof reuired to be considered the greatestriend to all on the page where I believe it will always and orever matter until the end of all our days
Shorter Prose is identified as Fiction Memoir The Japanese call it the I Prose is identified as Fiction Memoir The Japanese call it the I The singularly most accomplished and virtuosic practitioner alive today is our beloved William T Vollmann Here M Sarki adopts the orm to his own ends and leaves the reader to wonder where his past realities blur with his reimagining to unilaterally The Santa Suit (Harlequin American Romance, No. 708) fantastic results The three stories herein are concentric circles Ponzi the largest housing Olive Listed s which in turn holds Max Lane as the indelible core As this collection deals explicitly with theamilial one eventually comes to see these circles not as rings in a tree but as a single gun target The story that Sarki chooses to share of his upbringing reveals a sad but honest truth the inherent problem with the nuclear amily is the prolonged exposure to radioactivity Max Lane is doubtlessly the centerpiece of this collection the metaphorical bull s eye of the above It is #A Heartbreaking Meditation On Mortality #heartbreaking meditation on mortality all the so by the stark and unsentimental writing This isn t abulism it s reportage A Naturalist on a Tropical Farm from theront lines Sarki doesn t deal in histrionics or logorrhea When he writes about his Finnish grandfather making wooden bases The New Girl in Town for the kids to play baseball with on his property you can be sure to paraphrase that noxious Austrian that sometimes a cigar is just a cigar Don t confuse this lack of clutteror artlessness Something s just preclude ornateness Not
"All Art Reuires Framing And "art reuires The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan framing and would just lessen its impact Like this the perfectly phrased declaratives which total the complete opening paragraph of Max Lane He camerom Helsinki Every day of his life he spent at work Even with Helen waiting at home Temperatures Rising (Bedside Manners, for him he worked And in his pocket he carried a silver watch And theninally he died And it was then when they counted them Five toes combined He was eighty one From there a memoir cum paean to a grandfather we can never be sure to what degree is reimagined or real Has he been sainted by death all the rough edges of his living self worn smooth like a riverstone It doesn t matter Sarki knows and it is his privilege to keep. II A Different World rom Olive Listed’s III Max Lane The book is a pocket size 5 x 8 inches and is available in both hardcover and softcover versions as well as Kindle. ,
M Sarki is a GR riend with whom I share a love of Walser and Sebald among others He s also #a talented poet and writer who sent me a copy of his latest work in #talented poet and writer who sent me a copy of his latest work in or an honest review It s a pleasure to report that I am certain I would be captivated by Shorter Prose even if I didn t know Sarki at all There s something special about poets approach to writing prose and Sarki s Shorter Prose is no exception I especially Sweet Surrender - Kepasrahan Yang Manis found that attention to sounds and rhythms a delight in words in theirst and longest piece in this collection Ponzil the Pistelero and His Comedy of Combustion In this prose piece the narrator describes his childhood and adolescences in East Tawas MI a small town in which the Lutheran church cast a long shadow on his life where he would be haunted by his being called stupid by the produce man at the AP where he came up against his ather s disappointment in his not being a good Lutheran not being smart not
"Fitting In Better The Structure "in better The structure this piece is beautifully crafted with repetition of certain themes and people and stories rom the narrator s past all swirling together and carrying the reader on a sea of words and a perspective that could not be confined by the expectations of his neighbors in East Tawas Faded Forgotten Lullaby family photographs scans of childhood drawings and adsrom newspapers provide a visual accompaniment but I was carried away by Sarki s writing insisting that white tissue paper is Foul Play (Sofie Metropolis, filmsy notlimsy reminding us of the magic of a plastic brontosaurus considering the appropriateness of using the word avoirdupois Later in this opening piece he says In my case words become my playthings Sophia (Vampires in America for which I as his reader am thankful Highly recommendedor lovers of language appreciators of genre breaking approaches to memoir and Baring It All (Blackmore Inc. fiction and prose and poetry and adventuresome readers willing to experience therustration and limits of living in a small town and the resilience of an imagination that refuses to see the world as everyone else does Always good to see the sort of prose written by people you get to know on here people you interact with in terms of reactions to books so when you read an eBook by one these goodreaders you can t help but see their writing through the scrim of the writer s apparent Beyond Sacred Violence favorite writers in this case Bernhard Sebald Walser Auster Lish Threeirst person deep POV narrators that is stories told Betty Crockers Healthy New Choices from a perspective cranked upside the narrator s head particularly in theirst story The second involved littling a Lishian word sort of Images abound and the temptation is to call them Sebaldian although images must have been included in other deep POV slant memoir prose of the past right In general an often pleasurable and pleasurably beguiling read especially recommended Baltimores Alley Houses forans of real yet subtly skewed glances at life lived and Ends and Means in Policing filtered through thereshestpurest lit This little gem of a kindle edition is available now at My elderly neighbour has been out since early morning raking leaves He started with the small scattering underneath his one single tree then he moved on to tackle all the visiting ones The Lawrence Browne Affair (The Turner Series, from other people s gardens that had gathered on theootpath outside his house and even on his own When Death Rode the Rails front stepsI imagine him waking up preoccupied already by those ever swirling leaves wanting to get outside uickly to tackle them toorce them into neat piles to Dreams in Late Antiquity feel the satisfactionrom the tidiness of his work to put order on his little universe It s all about controlSome people rake up leaves others prefer to rake up words and not always into such regimented piles Matters of Life and Death fortunately I imagine M Sarki waking up in the early morning already preoccupied with the words swirling around in his consciousness both his own words and those that may have drifted in and settled in the corners But I don t see him raking them into neat piles No I see him reaching down and raising bunches of them on high I see him scattering them about with childlike gleeascinated by their colour and shape hypnotised by the new and creative patterns they make when they Feminist Bioethics fall That s how M Sarkiashions his universe it s all about poetry it s all about the glory of words And talking of words these three prose pieces are uick to read as uick as kicking your way through your neighbour s carefully stacked piles of leaves and just as satisfying Go have some Autumn Sports Betting to Win fun with them yourself Words are what we ve got What else li. From the introduction M Sarki the poet has expanded to prose and produced Shorter Prose a collection of three stories short shorter and very short but being the work of