[E–book] (Look Look Feathers) author Mike Young
I m not sure how Mike Young ot so already I mean *Dude Is Pretty Young *is pretty young his stories and poems that pop up here and there and everywhere are always so full of vibrant color stunning language and an engaging brand of funny wisdom that seems to bubble out of their small town sorta white trashy settings and characters Also I had a new sensation reading these stories It was this You can spot a The Craving great sentence writer pretty uickly but Mike somehow takes his killer sentences and builds them into paragraphs that detonate like bombs You might wanna stop and say to the nearest person Hey listen to this sentence but then you re like Wait there s another And another Fuck it just read this whole paragraph I ve also been reading the new collected Barry Hannah lately and I have to say DARE to say Mike Young is almost asood as Barry Hannah Yeah I said it Just you wait and see Seriously this The Murder Exchange guy is the Barry Hannah of a neweneration but impossibly jaded fragmented jostled boozey druggy and electrifiedYep These stories are Love in Catalina Cove (Catalina Cove good even I read them eating a can of peaches in a parking lotood In fact they re The Million Dollar Goal great I seriously hope Mike Young writes a novel and I hope that when he does the energy of these stories remain with the same face punch splatter through the brain Is it even possible for thisuy to Securing Caite get any better Anything is possible so they say and I can only hope that the saying holds true Mike Young s short stories live in the bizarre corners of our world just past the surface of what we see in passing but recognizable all the same Suburban jocks idolize their washed up half insane coach Residents of shitty apartments and motel kitchenettes drink fight and talk about all thereat plans they have Everyone is lonely in their own special way and everyone likes to think that their voice is unlike anyone else s Problem is several stories in sometimes those voices bleed together And maybe that s the point we re all so different in all the same waysIt s not that I flat out don t like his style no sometimes fragmented thinking suits the story just fine but the style sometimes came at the expense of clarity At times all those details smooshed into one and I had trouble discerning who said what and where Again this could be because of the time frame in which I read the book All I m saying is I didn t fall in loveBut fair play to Mike Young for being different for carrying that indie kid literary bag His characters don t sit around and yammer about the intellectual merits of their problems and they don t whine Their problems simply are Here is the situation now here is how they deal Occasionally they may recognize that they ve made some poor choices but man there s still a Trudy glimmer of something new around the cornerFull review can be found at Glorified Love Letters I freakin love Mike Young Funny and heartbreaking in a brilliant way Read it There is a lot to be said about these twelve stories but in short Look Look Feathers is an impressive first collection and Mike Young is aifted new storyteller Young s narrative voice is like that of an entire community of uniue personalities each presenting its own history with a special hospitality and confidence that draws you in instantaneously and stays with you long after the tale ha The World Doesn t Smell Like You from Mike Young A tuba player surfs the web from a cyst on his hand A town of spilled peaches fields its own ame show A mosuito fogger finds an unlikely friend The stories in Mike You. Place inventory experiment emotion and ambition are inextricable from each other in this book Look Look Feathers does the old things and the new things We can have it all and shouldWhen I read an early draft of The World Mike shared that the story was a challenging write for him and one he felt ambivalent about because these central dicks are of a kind Mike can t stand in real life But they re dicks who have been ranted the dignity of very close attention they hurt they confer over plastic tacos they re largely shunned by their classmates they tear each other down they each privately long for a cruel The Unlikeliest Hero: The Story of Desmond T. Doss girl way out of their league and at the end each boyets
His Own Where Are They Now Sentence That Reminds Us own where are they now sentence that reminds us few cards each of these uys held to begin with Maybe the thing that most ets our empathy machines humming for the unnamed narrator is that he has been loaned the author s own powers of articulation And when we talk about a writer s enerosity for characters a phrase that sounds to some a little too Glimmer Train for comfort that s what we mean The author offers the uy enough space to try and sway enough rope to hangThis reviewpost was originally on HTMLGiant I really liked this collection *of wild sad strange stories by Mike Young The unforgettable title story was my favorite All apologies *wild sad strange stories by Mike Young The unforgettable title story was my favorite All apologies Fresno but driving the 350 miles between LA and San Francisco the scenery unspools in little than a piss and a half of endless bleached nothing Leaving the Bay Area and heading toward Southern Oregon the Interstate rises out of the Central Valley and winds left of center During these next 350 miles pretty much the same piss and a half the trees the elevation the entire character changes In this corridor Red Bluff to Yreka to Talent the weeds and speed Prisoner of Midnight give way to off ramp drags ofreasy spoons and BOSH!: The Cookbook: Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants. grizzled beards cannedreens and un ironic curios potholes and slush Here where most pull over just long enough to fill up and flush out Mike Young takes up residenceDescribing Look Look Feathers Young has said the stories are about people trying to try but make no mistake this isn t participation ribbon or up by your bootstraps trying in these dozen stories Young exposes character after character who are trying to trust Trusting themselves trusting adulthood trusting the internet trusting the people they just might love all while suspecting the very suckiest that with both sides predisposed to fuck things up maybe the best they can do is try These are the same twitching fragile moments Jim Shepard engulfs in avalanche and flood and Young dares them au natural in high school Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor gyms and tribal casinos and Pollard Flats And if you ve never stopped for the restroom in Pollard Flats let me be the first to tell you that manneuin in the tub will haunt you way longer than any old rockslideRead the rest at the site I am exactly halfway through this collection of stories but I had to come here andush about it because I am in love Mike Young is a a force These stories are everything it is to be a person in America Mr. Jelly's Business growing up or staying the same or just living but blue collar smart like if Barry Hannah fell into the brainhole of a Freaks Geeks freak oreek It s like when someone lets you in on a revelation that you didn t know you knew and you re like Holy shit I knew that But holy shit. Lice cars and necklaces of bluebird bones are sold from a roadside van In these tales of the Pacific Northwest Young finds magic burrowed under the moss of ordinary lif. .
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Story collection LOOK LOOK FEATHERS is a uest narrative about these high school dumbasses who need to know whether the rumor s true that their 6 1/2 Body Parts (Body Movers, gym teacher Coach Schiel has onlyot one ballIt s one of the LLF stories I Gökyüzü Mavi Kaldı got to read an early draft of it s the story Iot to publish in Keyhole 10 and when in a certain mood it s my favorite story in the collection Other favorites are Susan White Snow You Know The Same Heart and Burk s Nub the latter a band nerd companion to The *World That Underscores Each *that underscores each school cliue s uniue potential for crueltyAnd the pack of Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned In the Marines guys in The World is a cliue but not one tied to a sport art activity or a love for much of anything They re instead united by a philosophy of self serving people trampling hedonism or what would be hedonism if they were better at figuring out what feltood and The Sun Shines Over the Sanggan River gruff Coach Schiel is their prophet You don t learn to shake a man s hand how torip Schiel speechifies I uarantee you ll wake up one night and he ll be pissing in your hair Or as the narrator puts it Buzz the world Do not let the world buzz you Schiel begins to lose his edge though when a pep rally horse accident leaves the Home Ec teacher permanently deaf and Schiel kinda to pep rally horse accident leaves the Home Ec teacher permanently deaf and Schiel kinda to When Schiel weeks later takes uncharacteristic sympathy on Fat Burk one of the boys flips and attacks Burk to counteract Schiel s undue kindness The scuffle that ensues leaves two boys unconscious and Schiel s job on the chopping blockThe manic playfulness of the prose and plot dizzies a little on first read see above where I had the privilege of skimming by a pep rally horse accident a dare to the reader I m not waiting for you from a narrator who occasionally must express his discomfort with relating his testicular tale to the sort of people who might be concerned with the narrative scheme or whatever than with how hella hot Kristy Saiz looked when mad and sweatyOne of the story s only still moments comes from the school principal I ve been speculating a sort of anti video ame he tells Schiel In lieu of your typical prostitutes pistol whipping etcetera what I d like to see invented is a ame in which the player controls a desert The sensitive ecosystem of a desert The game in which the player controls a desert The sensitive ecosystem of a desert The imminent sand At this school that kind of uiet sparseness could only exist as fantasyIn the story s final pages the boys pay Schiel a visit in his home For a dude with one ball he had a pretty sweet pad we re told before the narrator checks himself and ualifies the compliment Sweet enough I mean Schiel ets them drunk administers doorstopper cunnilingus lessons and takes them to the bridge to toss a broken recliner in the river where they revel together and bond over inflicting themselves on nature But there is still of course the matter of the ball The boys need to know trumps their respect for River Bodies (Northampton County, grizzled Schiel s dignity as it must if they don t want to wake with somebody pissing in their hairIt ll surprise few Giant regulars that therad school friendlies that most stirred in me a Damn I better step up my Dept. of Reproductive Management game competition are Mike and his ex roomie Rachel Glaser Mike s stories poems and songs taken together form an America that doesn t know that its beating heart is the hungry cluttered small towns of the Pacific Northwest It s the fiction though that for me does the most at once Language character plot. Ng's debut collection Look Look Feathers tap into the surreal and sad the absurd and ragged dreams scratching at the edge of the American heart Punks drive auctioned po.