Bobcat and Other Stories

Bobcat and Other Stories

by Rebecca Lee
3.6 10

NOOK Book(eBook)

$9.61 $15.95 Save 40% Current price is $9.61, Original price is $15.95. You Save 40%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Bobcat and Other Stories 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Bobcat and Other Stories is a collection of seven short stories by Canadian-born author and professor of creative writing, Rebecca Lee. In this masterpiece of contemporary fiction, Lee gives the reader a wide range of topics, settings and characters: there is enough variety to please almost every reading taste. The first story, Bobcat gathers together at a  Manhattan dinner party, publishers, writers, lawyers and the victim of a bobcat attack; in it, marital infidelity, pregnancy, Salman Rushdie and cannibalism all feature. In The Banks of the Vistula, a plagiarising student finds her actions have unexpected and undesired consequences; it touches on Communism, linguistic freedom and propaganda. Slatland is a beautiful story on getting perspective and explores the expectation of happiness in life. In Min, a woman finds herself earnestly performing the task of vetting prospective brides for a good friend. World Party and Fialta both examine the influence of respected elders on the younger generation, but in vastly different ways. Settlers manages to include marriage, miscarriage, Amazons and Clinton. Lee’s characters, even in these short stories have depth and charm; her plots are original with interesting twists; her prose is often beautifully descriptive: “…I heard about a thousand birds cry, and I craned my neck to see them lighting out from the tips of the elms. They looked like ideas would if released suddenly from the page and given bodies – shocked at how blood actually felt as it ran through the veins, as it sent them wheeling into the west, wings raking, straining against the requirements of such a physical world.” and occasionally breath-taking: “She wasn’t completely drunk but calculated that she would be in about forty-five minutes. Her body was like a tract of nature that she understood perfectly – a constellation whose movement across the night sky she could predict, or a gathering storm, or maybe, more accurately, a sparkling stream of elements into which she introduced alcohol with such careful calibration that her blood flowed exactly as she desired, uphill and down, intersecting precisely, chemically, with time and fertility.” This taste of Lee’s work will stimulate readers to seek out more works by this fine author.
NickyCaffey More than 1 year ago
A great collection of stories from a masterful storyteller. A truly remarkable book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rebecca Lee's Bobcat and Other Stories is a very captivating collection. It is full of rich and vivid characters, smooth-flowing with excellent narratives, and it is very deep and insightful. She is an amazing writer.Bobcat and Other Stories, The Usurper: and Other Stories, A Twist in the Tale are some of the short stories I enjoyed recently.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good set of short stories but some stories seemed to end with out finish and seemed to be missing a point but she is a wonderful story teller and created great stories if only they had a good ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's literary gold. So, so beautifully written. I found myself wishing each short story would suddenly appear as a novel, but they are beautiful just the way they are. Each one really captures the essence of being a human.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing book of short stories.  Poetic, gorgeous writing. I could not put the book down. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very poor collection of short stories. At no point in this book was I ever engaged in the plot or characters. The stories seemed repetitive at times and the endings were just awful. The stories didn't seem to conclude the just abruptly ended, most of the time not even making any sense. I reread a couple to see if I was missing something and still couldn't make any sense of it. I hate to write a bad review but this set of short stories was very lacking. There are much better collections to be found elsewhere so I suggest skipping this one. 
Davids3 More than 1 year ago
For short stories this is ok, but the plots are so thin you wonder why you put in the time readind all those unconnected words. And at the end of one of the stories, I was surprised it was the end because the story seemed to undeveloped. It just ended. I'd skip it and it this wasn't an E book, I'd give it to the library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One word two syllables. BORING. Intresting but the first page didnt have me hooked at all.