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Emporium 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 Canadian 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 Verbal 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 Together

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 to In the stories of this book, Johnson creates worlds that are off kilter, some downright bizarre, and his prose zings, barely containable on the page Johnson s creative gifts are on full display, which at times I will admit, I was resistant to I found mys

  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 for me The others maybe less so but still flashes from those stories keep flashing in my mind from time to time Like with any other connections s

  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 kindness to his characters and their troubles which are always present

  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 muchMy favorite entries Teen Sniper and the Canadanaut also feature sneaky fu

  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 Sniper Tim and most of the other absurd, almost nightmare humans that people Johnson s collection could be hard partying nephews of Crash a

  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 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 sc

  7. says:

    I had a wonderful literary experience attending the Orcas Island Lit Festival last weekend Adam Johnson was one of the talented authors I had a chance to hear interviewed I have read

  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 by Trauma Plate, Teen Sniper the opening story , or The Death Dealing Cassini Satellite Most but not all of these stories are set in a near future where the world gets a little less inhumane as a response to awful things that occur in the world People turn to drastic

  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

  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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