[[ Epub ]] ❧ A Disorder Peculiar to the Country Author Ken Kalfus – Sausageskinsuk.co.uk


10 thoughts on “A Disorder Peculiar to the Country

  1. says:

    Marriages will always fail unless one sex agrees to be slightly less dominant Otherwise Where did you leave the car keys ON THE TABLE WHERE THEY ALWAYS ARE Where did I put my hat IT S ON THE HAT HOOK WHERE IT USUALLY IS What should I wear tonight DON T BE STUPID JUST WEAR BLACK TROUSERS AND DON T PUT ON THAT CARTOON TIE YOU RE NOT A CLOWN Do I have time for a quick pee NO WE HAVE TO GO NOW, YOU SAID YOU D BE READY AT FIVE EXACTLY I forgot to pick up the potatoes OH THAT S GREAT NOW WE Marriages will always fail unless one sex agrees to be slightly less dominant Otherwise Where did you leave the car keys ON THE TABLE WHERE THEY ALWAYS ARE Where did I put my hat IT S ON THE HAT HOOK WHERE IT USUALLY IS What should I wear tonight DON T BE STUPID JUST WEAR BLACK TROUSERS AND DON T PUT ON THAT CARTOON TIE YOU RE NOT A CLOWN Do I have time for a quick pee NO WE HAVE TO GO NOW, YOU SAID YOU D BE READY AT FIVE EXACTLY I forgot to pick up the potatoes OH THAT S GREAT NOW WE CAN T MAKE THE CASSEROLE Can you stay in tonight with the kids I VE BEEN PLANNING THIS NIGHT WITH THE BOYS FOR MONTHS I needbedclothes YOU RE ALWAYS HOGGING ...


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    Sometimes you think This will be a good book , and you get quite excited And then you read it, and it turns out it is not a good book after all And such is life Disorder Peculiar to the Country has all the ingredients 9 11, New York setting and a couple going through a bitter divorce Somehow, however, these ingredients don t seem to blend at all It seems like Kalfus has thrown all the popular subjects at the time 9 11 World Trade Center, anthrax, Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden here and Sometimes you think This will be a good book , and you get quite excited And then you read it, and it turns out it is not a good book after all And such is life Disorder Peculiar to the Country has all the ingredients 9 11, New York setting and a couple going through a bitter divorce Somehow, however, these ingredients don t seem to blend at all It seems like Kalfus has thrown all the popular subjects at the time 9 11 World Trade Center, anthrax, Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden here and there without thinking much So we have a story that really does...


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    Moments of absolute hilarity interspersed with the horrific are the hallmark of this tidy little novel which explores a divorcing couple s first year post 9 11.Yes, it could have been a wee bit better Kalfus could have extended his narrative frame up to the present in which he was writing He could have explored instead of barely suggesting the levels of intrigue underlying the hijacking of the planes, the general stupidity of making Saddam a scapegoat and the US s complicated history with Bi Moments of absolute hilarity interspersed with the horrific are the hallmark of this tidy little novel which explores a divorcing couple s first year post 9 11.Yes, it could have been a wee bit better Kalfus could have extended his narrative frame up to the present in which he was writing He could have explored instead of barely suggesting the levels of intrigue underlying the hijacking of the planes, the general stupidity of making Saddam a scapegoat and the US s complicated history with Bin Laden But the book works.I really liked how the book was divided into chapters by month, even though Kalfus fudges this a little at the end with some flash backing This is the second of his books I ve read the first, Thirst, showed much promise but lacked unity I ve actually not ...


  4. says:

    This book was supposedly a black comedy, and I must admit that I did not find it to be amusing at all I also don t feel why anyone would have found it amusing The book begins with a divorcing couple on September 11th One works in the trade center, and one is supposed to be on the plane that crashes in PA I guess the humor starts that both the man and the woman hoped that the other had perished I m not sure I see why anyone would find that humorous The book continues to present two extremel This book was supposedly a black comedy, and I must admit that I did not find it to be amusing at all I also don t feel why anyone would have found it amusing The book begins with a divorcing couple on September 11th One works in the trade center, and one is s...


  5. says:

    I alternately loved this book and was slightly bored by it Strange combination It is stuffed with fantastic scenes, brilliantly executed, starting with 9 11, the protagonist being caught up in it in the WTC, his wife secretly pleased he might be dead There is great satire too about the state of marriage and the state of the country the pettiness of divorce the coffe maker , these people are ruled by lawyers about what they can and cannot say, having to stay together but ignoring each other, I alternately loved this book and was slightly bored by it Strange combination It is stuffed with fantastic scenes, brilliantly executed, starting with 9 11, the protagonist being caught up in it in the WTC, his wife secretly pleased he might be dead There is great satire too about the state of marriage and the state of the country the pettiness of divorce the coffe maker , these people are ruled by l...


  6. says:

    A good read, about a divorcing couple in New York during the aftermath of 9 11 A touch of black comedy at times, and felt a little like Bonfire of the Vanities.


  7. says:

    This is the first book I ve read that s set against the backdrop of 9 11 The analogies to a failed marriage and an ugly divorce the twin towers falling, the war on terror are a little trite and seem insignificant, but it s okay, because they re not the focus of the book The real focus is the sadly honest portrayal of a former happy couple with ordinary, selfish desires, which mostly involve screwing each other over It s a great depiction of self absorption and the frustration of being so This is the first book I ve read that s set against the backdrop of 9 11 The analogies to a failed marriage and an ugly divorce the twin tow...


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    This book was supposed to be a dark comedy, but mostly it was depressing I guess I am not ready for dark humor about 9 11, vicious divorces, or children in sexual situations There was one funny moment that I can recall The husband in the middle of a divorce walked in on his soon to be ex wife with a bomb strapped to his chest, yelled out, God is Great , and pulled a string When nothing happened, the wife tried to help him with it, criticizing his bomb making skills all the while The conver This book was supposed to be a dark comedy, but mostly it was depressing I guess I am not ready for dark humor about 9 11, vicious divorces, or children in sexual situations There was one funny moment that I can recall The husband in the middle of a divorce walked in on his soon to be ex wife with a bomb strapped to his chest, yelled out, God is Great , and pulled a string When nothing happened, the wife tried to help him with it, criticizing his bomb making skills...


  9. says:

    This book sounded really promising from the back cover A divorcing couple stuck together in a tiny apartment who both think the other has died in the World Trade Tower collapse and are disappointed when this isn t the case The characters were very hollow a...


  10. says:

    I wasn t going to review this book, but after reading some of these I think I might have had a very alternate impression of it As soon as I started reading it, I interpreted this book as an allegory as if the war between Joyce and Marshall was a metaphore for that specific historical moment, as opposed to having 9 11 as a background for their story The fact that Joyce so readily identifies with Afghan culture and considers going to an anti war demonstration, the fact that the Harrimans both I wasn t going to review this book, but after reading some of these I think I might have had a very alternate impression of it As soon as I started reading it, I interpreted this book as an allegory as if the war between Joyce and Marshall was a metaphore for that specific historical moment, as opposed to having 9 11 as a background for their story The fact that Joyce so readily identifies with Afghan culture and considers going to an anti war demonstration, the fact that the Harrimans both think a given piece of land belongs to only one of them A tale about how two self absorbed are affected by 9 11 Yes, that s true But weren t we supposed to be making 9 11 about them Wasn t Kalfus, by showing us how primal and wrongly motivated their disputes were, trying to say all disputes were somehow brutal and irrational Maybe not Because I m not from the United States, I ca...


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A Disorder Peculiar to the Country Joyce And Marshall Each Think The Other Is Killed On September 11 And Must Swallow Their Disappointment When The Other Arrives Home As Their Bitter Divorce Is Further Complicated By Anthrax Scares, Suicide Bombs, And Foreign Wars, They Suffer, In Ways Unexpectedly Personal And Increasingly Ludicrous, The Many Strange Ravages Of Our Time In This Astonishing Black Comedy, Kalfus Suggests How Our Nation S Public Calamities Have Encroached Upon Our Most Private Illusions.

  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • A Disorder Peculiar to the Country
  • Ken Kalfus
  • English
  • 25 March 2017
  • 0060501413

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