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An ATF raid a moonshot gone wrong a busload of female cancer victims determined to live life to the fullest these are the compelling terrains Adam Johnson explores in his electrifying debut collection A lovesick teenage Cajun girl a gay Canad. Having read three of his books this year I can say that Adam Johnson is my favorite contemporary author His stories are never conventional sometimes venturing deep into the weird where the resulting reaction could vary from laughter to strong dislike But what I come back to his stories for is the compassion and kindness to his characters and their troubles which are always present in his voice Emporium for me was not as great as Johnson s later collection of short stories Fortune Smiles but it was still very good The prevailing themes here were the pains of growing into adulthood and the relationship or the lack of it between a parent and their child so most stories left me feeling melancholic However I didn t really connect with couple of the storiesFavorite in the collection Teen Sniper I also loved Your Own Backyard and The Eight Sea Read with Sofia Nov 201635 stars

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Rbal acuity Johnson is satirical without being cold clever without being cloying and heartbreaking without being sentimental He shreds the veneer of our media saturated self help society revealing the lonely isolation that binds us all togeth. There are four seamless and wildly inventive tales that illustrate excellent story telling This book is also a wonderful classroom text for College Reading Development Students have consistently responded positively to reading those four stories and many in depth and thought provoking class discussions have been spurred by Teen Sniper Your Own Backyard Trauma Plate and The Jughead of Berlin Highly recommended read for studying and appreciating the craft of fiction and to spark reading interest in basic skills curriculum

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Ian astrophysicist a teenage sniper on the LAPD payroll a post apocalyptic bulletproof vest salesman each seeks connection and meaning in landscapes made uncertain by the voids that parents and lovers should fill With imaginative grace and ve. October 2009There is a sense of decay throughout Adam Johnson s stories of an unraveling Things will eventually fall apart the center won t hold for long A teen sniper for the LAPD deals with near daily holdups and hostage situations in a juiced up Silicon Valley while getting girl advice from a bomb sniffing robot A bulletproof vest salesman loses business to the big box megastore Canadian scientists fail to invent a death ray and struggle to land a man on the moon a family prepares for an ATF raid an ex cop kills unwanted zoo animals while growing apart from his son and everyone seems powerless to save their relationships and themselves from the merciless flow of timeIt s a mixed group a few okay some really good but overall this is a nice collection and yet another lucky find from an online clearance sale Debut collection too so I m looking forward to what Adam Johnson gives us nextSide note Some of the stories bits and pieces of the prose characters situations occasionally reminded me of Chuck Palahniuk which annoyed me greatly because it tells me one of two things either 1 as much as I dislike Palahniuk I ve read him so much I ve internalized his voice and can see him everywhere I go or 2 he was never that original in the first place Probably both Still it did interfere a bit with my attempt to enjoy this collection

  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Emporium
  • Adam Johnson
  • English
  • 02 February 2018
  • 9780142001950

About the Author: Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson was born in South Dakota and raised in Arizona He earned a BA in Journalism from Arizona State University in 1992; a MFA from the writing program at McNeese State University in 1996; and a PhD in English from Florida State University in 2000 Johnson is currently a San Francisco writer and associate professor in creative writing at Stanford University He founded the Stanford Graphi



10 thoughts on “Emporium

  1. says:

    Man can Adam Johnson write I have not yet read The Orphan Master's Son for which he won the Pulitzer though I plan

  2. says:

    Johnson seeks connection with this one or his characters do And in three of the stories I felt this connection as a reader too My three favourites Teen Sniper Your Own Backyard and The Death Dealing Cassini Satellite drove the point

  3. says:

    Having read three of his books this year I can say that Adam Johnson is my favorite contemporary author His stories are never conventional sometimes venturing deep into the weird where the resulting reaction could vary from laughter to strong dislike But what I come back to his stories for is the compassion and

  4. says:

    Adam Johnson's debut short story collection shows tantalizing potential Johnson is a talented writer and the prose on display here is strong There is also great creativity in these stories which feature teenage sniper experts busloads of hard partying cancer patients a top secret Canadian space program and much My favorite entries Teen Sniper and the Canadanaut also feature sneaky funny humor reminiscent of George Saunders; indeed these s

  5. says:

    The characters in Emporium Adam Johnson's first book of stories have a newer optimistic vocabulary for violence This is what Lt Kim tells Tim the teen police sniper he will achieve through positive visualization during his kills in the lead story Teen SniperTim and most of the other absurd almost nightmare humans that peop

  6. says:

    October 2009There is a sense of decay throughout Adam Johnson's stories of an unraveling Things will eventually fall apart; the center won't hold for long A teen sniper for the LAPD deals with near daily holdups a

  7. says:

    I had a wonderful literary experience attending the Orcas Island Lit Festival last weekend Adam Johnson was one

  8. says:

    Pretty strong collected by Adam Johnson here Emporium would be an enjoyable read for anyone Off the top of my head it's hard not to be moved

  9. says:

    There are four seamless and wildly inventive tales that illustrate excellent story telling This book is also a wonderful classroom text for College Reading Development Students have consistently responded positively to reading those four stories and many in depth and thought provoking class discussions have been spurred by Teen Sniper Your Own Backyard Trauma Plate and The Jughead of Berlin Highly recommended read for

  10. says:

    This book struck me as a bad impression of the contemporary Ironic Male Short Story Writer Even the diction seemed loosely formed and without a certain urgency I look for in short stories

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