Some of Tim's Stories (The Oklahoma Stories & Storytellers Series)
Short Stories from the bestselling author of The Outsiders, plus exclusive interviews A teenager when she first gained fame, now a seasoned writer, S. E. Hinton takes her trademark themes to a new level in Some of Tim’s Storiesfourteen original stories depicting adults trapped in lives of missed... show more
Short Stories from the bestselling author of The Outsiders, plus exclusive interviews A teenager when she first gained fame, now a seasoned writer, S. E. Hinton takes her trademark themes to a new level in Some of Tim’s Storiesfourteen original stories depicting adults trapped in lives of missed connections and opportunities. The stories in this collection merge into a larger narrative about two cousins, Terry and Mike, whose lives and families are intertwined but whose paths lead to very different futures: one in prison, the other enduring a guilt-ridden existence working in a bar.The tales are made especially distinctive in the telling. The author” of the stories is a bartender named Timthe Mike” of his own narrativewhose idiosyncrasies are perfectly captured in Hinton’s intriguing use of metafiction.The book also features exclusive interviews with Hinton conducted by Teresa Miller, host of public television’s Writing Out Loud. Hinton allows readers into her world as she never has beforespeaking openly about her life and career. Complementing the book are line drawings that illustrate the stories and photographs that document the author’s life.In one interview, Hinton calls Some of Tim’s Stories the best writing I’ve ever done.” These stories capture the feel of the earlier books that won her fame while demonstrating an adult edginess and a more disciplined talent. Some of Tim’s Stories is sure to captivate Hinton’s long-time fans as it shows new readers that her soul-searching fiction extends masterfully to adult themes as well.
Publish date: April 26th 2007
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
Ok, I will admit right here, that I will read anything S.E. Hinton writes. So I’m biased, and now you understand. Having said that, this wasn’t one of her best, but it is still a worthwhile read. I did not realize how short it was (yes, I could have found that out before I started, I just wasn’t pay...
As always, please keep in mind that all reviews here are my sole personal opinion. I don’t deconstruct a book in an university essay way – I simply talk about how much or how little I enjoyed a book and if it “spoke” to me or sucked me in. What I think of a book may not be what you – or even all the...