In-Flight Entertainment

In-Flight Entertainment

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

Poignant, funny and perceptive, Helen Simpson's fifth collection of short stories deals with the full stretch, from birth to death and everything in between. A young woman's diary records a blackly farcical escape attempt involving flamenco, murder and wild picnics; two students fall in love then almost talk themselves out of it in an argument about the end of the world; a heartfelt anti-cancer spell is cast in the desire to protect a friend. Moving effortlessly between tragedy and comedy, from the politics of wanderlust to domestic extremism, this is an intoxicating collection from a master of the genre.I mean, think of the difference between someone whoa#39;s achieved gradual weight loss by adjusting their portion size and refusing second ... First off I take their measurements, calculate the size of their carbon footprint a€” very like the BMI test , obviously, as carbon dioxide ... them that a flight from New Zealand is the equivalent of scoffing down two whole chocolate fudge cakes and an entire wheel of Brie.

Title:In-Flight Entertainment
Author:Helen Simpson
Publisher:Random House - 2010-05-06


You Must CONTINUE and create a free account to access unlimited downloads & streaming