Touching the Starfish (2020)

Touching the Starfish TOUCHING THE STARFISH Ashley Stokes s comic masterpiece stars Nathan Flack a writer exiled in a backwater teaching creative writing to a group of high maintenance cranks and fantasists When a very li
  • Title: Touching the Starfish
  • Author: Ashley Stokes
  • ISBN: 9780956422309
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Paperback
  • TOUCHING THE STARFISH Ashley Stokes s comic masterpiece stars Nathan Flack, a writer exiled in a backwater teaching creative writing to a group of high maintenance cranks and fantasists When a very literary ghost by the name of James O Mailer starts to haunt Flack, he has to ask himself is he sinking into a nether world of delusion, or is he actually O Mailer s instrumeTOUCHING THE STARFISH Ashley Stokes s comic masterpiece stars Nathan Flack, a writer exiled in a backwater teaching creative writing to a group of high maintenance cranks and fantasists When a very literary ghost by the name of James O Mailer starts to haunt Flack, he has to ask himself is he sinking into a nether world of delusion, or is he actually O Mailer s instrument TOUCHING THE STARFISH is a metafictional tour de force and hilarious throughout Comparable to LUCKY JIM and TRISTRAM SHANDY.
    Touching the Starfish by Ashley Stokes TOUCHING THE STARFISH Ashley Stokes s comic masterpiece stars Nathan Flack, a writer exiled in a backwater teaching creative writing to a group of high maintenance cranks and fantasists. Here s why it s wrong to throw or even touch any starfish Nov , If their kind dies from our mindless touching and throwing , then their species become affected, which will ultimately lead to throwing the Touching the Starfish Stokes, Ashley Feb , TOUCHING THE STARFISH Ashley Stokes s comic masterpiece stars Nathan Flack, a writer exiled in a backwater teaching creative writing to a group of high maintenance cranks and fantasists When a very literary ghost by the name of James O Mailer starts to haunt Flack, he has to ask himself is he sinking into a nether world of delusion, or is he actually O Mailer s instrument Thousands of starfish wash ashore along the Grand Strand Jun , While the starfish may appear to be stranded, they also have the ability to return to the water when they ve been exposed for too long, so touching them is not recommended. Kids touching starfish Horseshoe crab at River Safari of Mar , The most amazing video of young kids learning how to touch Starfish and Horseshoe crab and trying to touch them in water Video also features bottom side of starfish which is supposed to be highly Why Touching Marine Life is Never Okay Scuba Diver Life Nov , Their actions stem from sheer arrogance or a lack of awareness, from open water students standing casually on the coral in Indonesia to instructors feeding urchins to the reef fish in Greece, to recreational divers collecting starfish for souvenirs in the United States Touching marine life is never okay, and here s why. Why We Should Not Lift Starfish Out Of The Water It s Fatal The Starfish Story And What It Can Teach Us About Life Oct , The starfish story is a good reminder to us all that yes, even the smallest thing can make a difference And if we can touch just one person with a simple gesture, then we must not let that opportunity pass by without doing something Just today, I learned that one of
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    1. As an ardent connoisseur of metafiction and fumbling practitioner , I have high standards for the self reflexive art This 2010 novel from a former CW tutor at East Anglia and current editor at Unthank School of Writing Unthank Books published this novel , is a massive letdown for a premise that seems promising Split into various sections of common shibboleths among CW tutors How to Begin , Show Don t Tell , and so on, the novel concerns the fortunes of author stand in Nathan Flack and his attemp [...]

    2. The blurb described this book as an hilarious, meta fictional tour de force.The main character is called Nathan Flack He is a writer and a night school Creative Writing Teacher His colleague and ex girlfriend Frances Mink, has devised a system of stereotyping the night school students into the Major or Minor Arcana of folder holders , a system which Flack has also adopted and the book begins as they watch students arrive for the first class They label all the students they see as different Major [...]

    3. Brilliant stuff Nathan Flack is a writer exiled in a backwater, teaching creative writing to a group of moon barkers, grammar stammerers, wrong roomers, sensitive plants, literature deniers and romantic typists Lucky Jim meets A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius A hilarious metafictional satire on the miseries, humiliations and frustrated hubris of the writing life A must read for fiction writers an eye opener for fiction readers Hilarious, honest, deadly accurate, and engrossing despite i [...]

    4. This book has a lot of potential, and maybe if my life weren t so full as it is, I will be able to finish it another time It s very dense, and I had a hard time keeping a pace with it I got to where I felt like I had to read it, which made me less inclined to pick it up when I had a few minutes to read Not writing it off completely, but I was seriously unable to finish it.

    5. Intellectual masturbation A creative writing teacher writing a story about a creative writing teacher how imaginative

    6. A very, very funny novel.This is a very, very funny novel I think it also has some serious points to make about creativity and the world of creative writing both being a student and a teacher thereof , and the publishing industry at large There are some amazingly inventive set pieces, as well as a passage fairly late in the novel that I found very touching Some of the characters are grotesques, but strangely believable for that, as you are simply invited to accept the bizarre twists and turns of [...]

    7. I have to admit that I thought that the title to Ashley Stokes debut novel Touching the Starfish was a bit rude But it s not That s just me.So what is Touching the Starfish It s a book for every creative writing lecturer out there If you ever wanted to write about your experiences in this area, then don t It s been done And I can t imagine it being done better than TTS manages to do There s plenty of Thank God It s Not Just Me moments when Nathan Flack, the novel s protagonist is describing his [...]

    8. This is a very funny novel I think it also has some serious points to make about creativity and the world of creative writing both being a student and a teacher thereof , as well as the publishing industry at large There are some amazingly inventive set pieces, as well as a passage fairly late in the novel that I found very touching Some of the characters are grotesques, but strangely believable for that, as you are simply invited to accept the bizarre twists and turns of the plot, and how these [...]

    9. This peculiar novel was selected by an on off member of our book club A month later, those of us who persevered past the midway point had little positivity to share The general consensus was that it was tediously dull and indulgent, with several of us commenting on the ugly undercurrent of intellectual and social snobbery it promotes.

    10. Very funny in parts, but way too long and too many subplots Enjoyed the first 300 pages than the last 230 or so.

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