Birth date: October 27, 1941
Died: February 23, 2012
William Gay's Books
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One minute I liked this, the next I didn't. There are a few excellent moments of menace which then melt away. It would be far easier to read if there were a few quotation marks here and there as often it isn't clear whether a conversation is taking place or just thoughts in someone's head. All in al...
I really didn't enjoy this book and for two reasons. The first is that the author used 100 words when 10 would do. He tried too hard to make it sound poetic and in the end used a lot of words to say nothing. Oh, and Seriously, are you too good for quotation marks? It was difficult to distinguish whi...
William Gay stories are slow, methodical, language focused, and generally forego heavy plotting in favor of nuance. Imagine these stories slowly bubbling from the mouth of an Appalachian old man, occupying a rocking chair on the porch of an ancient backwoods cabin. These narratives, full of implied ...
Decent plot, tiresome prose.