[PDF/EPUB] Kinflicks BY Lisa Alther



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  1. says:

    There are many reasons the current direction of the publishing industry is a shame but one of the biggest is that it means fewer of sprawling epic novels will be published unless of course they are written by someone like Tom Wolfe which is an even bigger shame As a result a novel like Kinflicks would probably never be published today Kinflicks reminded me a lot of one of my favorite books Of Human Bondage b

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    It's hard to believe that it's been 30 years since this book was first published I remember reading reviews of it at the time It does not deserve to be forgotten and with luck will be discovered by a new generation of readersIt is a long book Lisa Alther takes her time but at tleast the reader is not left with uestions due to things insufficiently explained or characters not sufficiently fleshed out It occurred

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    Before I start my review of Alther’s debut triumphant novel let me put a list of novels with the same theme together with their publication date and some commentaries Fear of Flying by Erica Jong 1973Kinflicks by Lisa Alther 1975T

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    Smart and sassy Bold and brassy And that's just the first chapter This long book has it all And I mean it Teenage sex Lesbian sex Heterosexual sex married and extramarital Incredible detailed and almost boring descriptions of biology philosophy and even the science of sex Yeah there is a lot of sex in this book Southern rednecks and Yankee know it alls Hippies and LSD Strained mother and daughter relationshi

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    Having re read it after 30 odd years I am delighted to say I still give it 5 stars A witty and at times uproariously funny 'feminist' text it is also an interesting social commentary on US society in the 50s and 60s Actually the era was one of Women's Liberation rather than 'feminist' Alther's bildungsroman details one woman's journey from the deep South where men put women on pedestals and then used the pedestals as footstools through a s

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    You may have to hunt this one down in used book stores around the country like I did and it will probably take awhile but it's well worth the ti

  7. says:

    Gotta love any book that uses ideopathic thrombocytopenic purpura as a plot device

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    Lots of fun; an entertaining novel that absorbed me completely

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    A book of high feminist ideals of a sharply observed sixties sharp in the sense of acerbic I think and of an epic character's life spanning proportions I read this in my late teensearly twenties picking it up for the blurb on the back and despite myself at the time loved it It was at once incredibly easy to read and yet full of ideas I had

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    I bought this book from a used book sale that was set up in the middle of the mall when I was 15 Truth be told I p

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Read Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Lisa Alther

Meet Ginny Babcock a woman of the 1960s flower child cheerleader dutiful daughter. It s hard to believe that it s been 30 years since this book was first published I remember reading reviews of it at the time It does not deserve to be forgotten and with luck will be discovered by a new generation of readersIt is a long book Lisa Alther takes her time but at tleast the reader is not left with uestions due to things insufficiently explained or characters not sufficiently fleshed out It occurred to me that she may one of the last generations of truly literate novelists in the America who also have popular appeal that is writers who are influenced by the classics or disciplinessuch as scienceoutside of liberal arts Too many young writers today seem unduly influenced by movies other contemporary fiction pop psychology music even television and their work ends up deriviative and self absorbed and of course without much shelf lifeBeware for example of a book with than oneor even one Bruce Springsteen epigraph I m pleased to say that there aren t any hereOur story opens with Ginny Babcock Bliss having returned to her hometown of Hullsport Tennessee because her mother has come down with a frightening disease which causes bruising and bleeding throughout her body Chapters set in the hospital and the Babcock home alternate with flashbacks in seuence of Ginny s childhood and young womanhood She is an everywoman a Southern everywoman especially but it also becomes clear that Ginny is heavily influenced and adapts chameleon like to whatever strong willed personmost of them love interstsdominates her life at the moment Some of these people are clearly not as smart as Ginny herself and some are pointedly anti intellectual At times her own personality shines through much like that of a mind numbed cult member who for seconds exhibits glimpses of his or her old self But by the end of the book when Ginny has run out of gurus and her helplessness in the face of her mother s illness and her own failed marriage have been a catalyst for unusuallyeven for Ginny self destructive acts I find myself thinking of the film from the same eraA Woman Under the Influence in which Gina Rowland s character practically begs to be told how to be and her husband yells at her that she must stop asking that uestion Ginny s own mother like many of her era lived through her husband and family as wellThe Southern Gothic tradiition is evident in this novel as well and these passages are written perceptively wittily and without condescension Ginny s greaser boyfriend Clem Cloyd who later becomes a snake handling preacher could have come out of the pages of Flannery O Connor And the feminist commune years reach a high level of satire reminiscent of When Sisterhood Was in Flower by Florence King People of all political persuasions and lifestyles are skewered The sex is fairly explicit I suppose it was considered especially so for the seventies hence the comparisons to Fear Of Flying by Erica Jong Still I don t see much similarity I found this book at an animal shelter book sale for one dollar and it looked as if it had been moldering in somebody s attic since the seventies but it s one of the best books novels at least that I ve read this year

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Kinflicks

And wayward wife The classic novel of the 1960s woman yearning for security desp. Smart and sassy Bold and brassy And that s just the first chapter This long book has it all And I mean it Teenage sex Lesbian sex Heterosexual sex married and extramarital Incredible detailed and almost boring descriptions of biology philosophy and even the science of sex Yeah there is a lot of sex in this book Southern rednecks and Yankee know it alls Hippies and LSD Strained mother and daughter relationships And I could go on And onThe main character Virginia Babcock is very small town Tennessee royalty of sorts She grows up a spoiled brat in the 1950s and 1960s This is essential to her character development because only a spoiled brat could experience all she did and not ever grow up and THAT is essential to the plot As a reader just go along with it because the exhilarating literary ride is well worth it Author Lisa Alther tells a magnificent story that is by turns comedy farce and tragedy You will laugh You will roll your eyes And you will cry This is what books should doThe ending may seem unsatisfactory on the surface but if you read that far you will see I hope that this is the only plausible ending for this particular character It was published in 1976 and it is still relevant Read it and enjoy

Read Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Lisa Alther

Erate for adventure The clever wicked honest and tragic forerunner to BRIDGET JON. Lots of fun an entertaining novel that absorbed me completely