How the Water Feels to the Fishes

How the Water Feels to the Fishes A small collection of short stories sold as part of the boxed set One Hundred and Forty Five Stories in a Small Box Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape How the Water Feels to the Fishes and Minor Ro
  • Title: How the Water Feels to the Fishes
  • Author: Dave Eggers
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  • Page: 361
  • Format: Hardcover
  • How the Water Feels to the Fishes
    A small collection of short stories, sold as part of the boxed set One Hundred and Forty Five Stories in a Small Box Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, How the Water Feels to the Fishes, and Minor Robberies
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  • Dave Eggers

    Dave Eggers is the author of ten books, including most recently Your Fathers, Where Are They And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever , The Circle and A Hologram for the King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award He is the founder of McSweeney s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing McSweeney s Quarterly Concern , and a monthly magazine, The Believer McSweeney s also publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world Eggers is the co founder of 826 National, a network of eight tutoring centers around the country and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible He lives in Northern California with his family.

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  • I bought this for 25 cents at a lovely backyard used book sale These short stories were funny and quirky and sometimes profound.


  • How The Water Feels to Fishes Review done in the style of every story in this book He used to think he and Dave Eggers were the same He thought they shared the same values, found humor in the same things But he got older, and so did Dave Eggers And the things he found funny, interesting, and valuable changed The things Dave Eggers found funny, and interesting, and valuable changed too, but in a different way Or maybe Dave Eggers was the same as always, and it was he alone who had changed He pond [...]


  • This was a very interesting book I d seen it listed on things like , but hadn t seen a hard copy until recently Physically speaking, the book is small It s broken into several 40 short stories that vary from two sentences to roughly 300 wds Each story is a glimpse into the head of someone different than you So you see thought processes, justifications, feelings of others For me, the overall impact of the book was an impression than a narrative, which provided a unique reading experience I d rec [...]


  • Stumbled onto this tiny little book on the bottom shelf in the fiction stacks and loved it Beautiful short stories, mysterious, funny, quirky I have yet to finish a full length book by Eggers, but I m working on it.


  • Dave Eggers is something The audacity to write a tiny, tiny book with tiny stories And yet, I found myself thinking about the dumb little stories long after I closed the book.


  • flash fiction that is a little focused on emotional incisiveness than it is on the typical flash fiction sudden epiphany eggers often locates moments of great sadness and tragedy and microscopically looks at one emotional aspect a wife and husband has lost their child, but when a friend who loses his wife seeks to comisserate with them, they respond only with anger eggers is great at capturing this sort of thing he is also very silly, and those short stories for example, one about what kind of [...]


  • This is my first trip into the mind of Dave Eggers and it s definitely been interesting I found some stories to be insightful, thought provoking and even ingenious while others felt like a cop out or shameless revelation of the creative process.I had to read this book for an independent study so I scanned and pasted all of my favorite stories into a pdf for my teacher and included my reviews I won t copy the stories down but I ll include the titles Once A Year The first story in the book which I [...]


  • This is my introduction to Dave Eggers, and it feels like a cross between Sparrow, the Sunbeams section from The Sun magazine, and Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy His prose is captivating strong, direct, a little staccato Electric would probably be a good adjective for it The stories themselves aren t substantive enough to be true short stories, but not short enough to be aphorisms I ll call them vignettes since I don t know what else to call them Who knows, maybe that s what they technically are.Th [...]


  • Dave Eggers has always been at the top of the list writers for me in the last decade Everything I have ever read, which is written by him is simply fabulous I mean, to put it simply, Eggers cannot go wrong with the written word He has proved that time and again I had bought this book a long time ago and got the chance to read it right now and once again was very glad that the month has started with something interesting This one book is a part of three books I just decided to read this one alone [...]


  • Lonely, lonely one to three page snapshots of people many of whom the reader only knows by pronoun, instead of name who are irretrievably weighted down by the past All but a handful have no dialogue Rarely do characters meet in real time It is mostly comprised of inner thoughts and isn t concerned with forward action Some have no characters at all.These things mean there is rarely a clear beginning, middle and end These are observations, not criticisms The most captivating are just a few sentenc [...]


  • Dave Eggers has this simple, distinctive style, wrought in irony and modernism, small observations of human kind It s sweet, at times funny, sometimes dark in an optimistic kind of way And mostly it is simply marvelous that he can create these complete little stories within so few words, but at times it feels almost as if he is trying to hard to create something lingering, when sometimes a simple story it is just that or maybe I just think that he must be trying to create something meaningful be [...]


  • What an absolutely lovely little book This is a collection of short short stories by Dave Eggers, some only a few sentences long Each is beautiful in its own way After each story I felt like I had to take a minute to take a breath to soak in the power of the story I can t even explain why but the stories just seemed to capture both the beauty and loneliness of inherent in the human condition with a touch of awe and humor too There were a few stories in this book that I literally had to bit my li [...]


  • You can read this book within an hour but it represents much thought and observation It s a collection of very short stories, some funny I enjoyed it It makes you think It s an exercise It s the start of something One of the stories was eerily similar to one I wrote in a high school English class probably before Dave Eggers was out of diapers Of course mine was impoverished by comparison but the idea was the same And crabby Ms Fulgham liked it One thing I love the title It s what drew me to the [...]


  • How do you rate a book of short stories, especially one of very many, very short stories Do you take the average If so, that would be low nearly all of them either washed over me leaving behind no trace, or seemed trite, or slightly offputting in way that seemed like they were unfinished or I just lacked a requisite common perspective with the author But a few of the stories were evocative and striking enough that I found myself very glad to have read this slim volume, and so I m rating this on [...]


  • My first book of 2012 I read this in about an hour and I would ditto Rachel s review Some of the short stories and they were very short were very good and made me laugh, or at least chuckle But I found many of them rather depressing and only so so It s a very quick read and I would probably still recommend it to others It is a different type of humor that I guess I do not fully appreciate.


  • Four stars because though I adore this small sized amount of wonder, I only enjoyed certain entries in it, in particular the book s namesake entry story It s something I would quote to my grandkids one day, probably How does the air feel It feels like language That s certainly something to think about.


  • My favorite volume from the three volume short short set I bought on a whim Eggers is both humorous and quite profound at the same time, and that s the magic he brings to these super short stories Great.


  • This book can easily be read in one day Such an amazing collection of flash fiction from an amazing writer In this teeny tiny book I both cried AND laughed out loud, two things I rarely do while reading.


  • Typical Eggers short stories If you have read any of his other short works then you will probably like this A couple laugh out loud moments, but mostly pre middle age self loathing with some awe of the expansive world mixed in.


  • A delightful collection of exceptionally short stories It is amazing how Eggers managed to fit so much in so few words I read the whole thing in less than an hour.


  • These are short short stories that are entirely effective even when comprising only two lines The Eggers charm and poignancy at its best.




  • If I would have read this book 3 years ago, I would have loved it But I have grown in different ways since then Alas, it came out 2 years ago Alas, we weren t meant to be.







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