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Athletic Shorts Six Short Stories

These six stories from acclaimed author Chris Crutcher are about athletes but are not simply spor. This short story collection serves as my introduction to Chris Crutcher as an author These stories are easy to read despite dealing with social situations and moral dilemmas self esteem reaction to death and dying prejudice and discrimination or family relationships I must admit that I experienced some discomfort reading the social slurs that Crutcher so breezily makes use of in The Telephone Man In the prologue to the story he says that he has fears in writing about racism but that basic lessons are best taught by reflecting the truthPeoplethink kids should not be exposed in print to what they are exposed in their lives I accept his argument on that point My favourite story written in 1991 and the final story in this slim volume is In the Time I Get a story about AIDS By the time I read this I had no doubt absorbed Chris style and developed an appreciation for each lesson he wished the reader to learn in each story The ending of the story found me closing the cover of the book with a tear in my eye I can see this book being used in high schools as a motivator for reluctant readers male or female I should also note that the title does not entirely reflect the content of the stories sports are certainly a part but the bigger issues are at the heart of Crutcher s stories So whether the student is a jock or not is immaterial Adults may find these stories worthwhile reading I would also recommend this book to anyone wanting to write short stories especially stories with a definite beginning middle and end I found it refreshing to read short stories with clear endings The Exploration of the Male Anatomy prejudice and discrimination or family relationships I must admit that I experienced some discomfort reading the social slurs that Crutcher so breezily makes use of in The Telephone Man In the All Night Long (Nannies, print to what they are exposed in their lives I accept his argument on that The Freeze-Frame Revolution part but the bigger issues are at the heart of Crutcher s stories So whether the student is a jock or not is immaterial Adults may find these stories worthwhile reading I would also recommend this book to anyone wanting to write short stories especially stories with a definite beginning middle and end I found it refreshing to read short stories with clear endings

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Me unforgettable new personalities in tales of love death bigotry heroism and coming of ageAges 1. This was yet another book chosen for me solely on the strength of the narration by the late great Frank Muller I spend at least two hours every day on my bike so I ve been grinding through a lot of audio books I d never heard of this writer before but he makes me wish that I could go back and try being 15 all over again and this time do a better job of it Think of these stories as The Catcher in the Rye except the protagonist isn t some over privileged rich wise ass and instead a hard working and shy kid who is out to make the best of things There is an underlying sweetness to all of these tales that makes you wish that life could be this simple and good and that stuff like wrestling swimming and running actually count for something The Cursed Hole of the Shinoda Family personalities in tales of love death bigotry heroism and coming of ageAges 1. This was yet another book chosen for me solely on the strength of the narration by the late great Frank Muller I spend at least two hours every day on my bike so I ve been grinding through a lot of audio books I d never heard of this writer before but he makes me wish that I could go back and try being 15 all over again and this time do a better job of it Think of these stories as The Catcher in the Rye except the Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream protagonist isn t some over Trial of a Feminizer privileged rich wise ass and instead a hard working and shy kid who is out to make the best of things There is an underlying sweetness to all of these tales that makes you wish that life could be this simple and good and that stuff like wrestling swimming and running actually count for something


10 thoughts on “Athletic Shorts Six Short Stories

  1. says:

    This short story collection serves as my introduction to Chris Crutcher as an author These stories are easy to read despite dealing w

  2. says:

    One of my favorite young adult authors Chris Crutcher writes realistic stories about realistic people with reali

  3. says:

    Athletic Shorts was a collection of short stories that will remain close to my heart and in my memory for years to come I plan to pickup my own copy ASAP As a former high school athlete many of the emotions of the characters in the stories I could completely relate to and understand This book made me think It made my laugh so hard Probably than anything it made me wish I was in high school again 1010

  4. says:

    A good book but it doesn’t really talk about sports and I couldn’t finish

  5. says:

    It was a good book and it was a short read book and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes short read books

  6. says:

    Susan HartCrutcher C 1989 Athletic Shorts New York Greenwillow BooksShort storiesPrintSelected from catalog School Library Journal Review belowAthletic Shorts is a dynamic collection of 6 sports related short stories by Chris Crutcher All with male main characters that experience a sport as an important part of their lives these st

  7. says:

    Chris Crutcher achieved what he wanted within this book It is composed of short stories and some of them are continuations using the characters from other books Of course I want to read all of the other books now to totally understand these characters Another aspect of the book that I appreciated was the prelude to each story Crutcher provided why he chose to write that particular story or who encouraged him in

  8. says:

    Marcia ViningCrutcher C 1991 Athletic shorts six short stories New York GreenwillowGenre Short StoriesSelection process Mo

  9. says:

    This was yet another book chosen for me solely on the strength of the narration by the late great Frank Muller I spend at least two hours every day on my bike so I’ve been grinding through a lot of audio books I’d never heard of this writer before but he makes me wish that I could go back and try being 15 a

  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this book I would recommend it to high school students who are interested in sports Athletic Shorts is a book of short stories that all have a theme about life built into them The book shows the troubles that some athletes face whether it was pressure from their parents to perform or if they were dealing with loss o

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