|Title||:||Leg (Electric Literature's Recommended Reading)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||22|
Leg (Electric Literature's Recommended Reading) Reviews
Very peculiar. Ridiculous. No RatingWith a title such as Leg I had no idea what to expect from this short story. It starts out simple enough but then develops into something that sounds down right imbecilic to me. I must tread lightly lest I give it all away to those who don't wish to know but the scenario is just preposterous. I will give my reactions and these I'm sure will fuel the necessary intrigue to go read this book. Reactions:-Why is his son so mean & disrespectful?- Why is he showi [...]
about to read this story for the xx time after hearing it on New Yorker podcast a few days ago. long-lasting with no fast answers, it's a strange piece to savor. also, it's f'ing hilarious.
Brilliant. Carver-esque. In the spiritual wasteland of suburbia, a man engages his family and community and pastor by letting an injury take possession of him. Instead of doing the sensible thing he lets his quiet and undistinguished self fall further into the realm of what his son calls "dumb" and "stupid" behavior until everyone thinks he must be crazy. The "WHY?" of this act is what keeps tugging on you after reading this.
I listened to this short story. Polansky tells an intriguing tale of a normal suburban dad making a series of highly questionable decisions. The father's relationship with the son is very strained throughout the story, which seems to be the only spice and turmoil in the man's otherwise vanilla bland life. He's playing in a Christian softball league when he makes the first odd decision to attempt stealing third on a shallow fly ball even though he's not as fast as he used to be. The throw gets th [...]