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Author: Michael Crane
ISBN: 0595355900
Language: English
Pages: 134 pages
Category: Short Stories & Anthologies
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (April 28, 2005)
Rating: 4.8
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THINGS FALL APART tells two overlapping, intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a strong man of an Ibo village in Nigeria. Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe’s critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa’s cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Michael Ondaatje For so many readers around the world, it is Chinua Achebe who opened up the magic casements of African fiction. Kwame Anthony Appiah is one of world literature’s great humane voices.

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The best study guide to Things Fall Apart on the planet, from the creators of SparkNotes. Get the summaries, analysis, and quotes you need. After graduation, he worked first as an English teacher in the town of Oba. Later, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service (NBS) in the metropolis of Lagos. Other Books Related to Things Fall Apart. While Achebe was working on Things Fall Apart, he had very few models of African fiction written in English. Two notable exceptions were Amos Tutuola's Palm-Wine Drinkard and Cyprian Ekwensi's People of the City.

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NOTE:  Please do not buy this book.  It was written back in 2005, and I have discontinued it with iUniverse (even though the Kindle version still seems to be available).  The Kindle version is terrible.  I will re-release this on my own sometime in the future.  It'll be re-edited and it'll be available for a much better price.If you're curious about my writing, please check out my other books.  They're cheaper in price, and are a lot better.  Thanks!-Michael Crane
Comments (5)
Twentyfirstfinger
"Falling Apart" is a collection of 20 short stories. Most of the stories focus on dysfunctional and frequently violent relationships. Each story presents a glimpse--a snapshot into the very private--and unhappy lives of its characters. Whether the story concerns a husband who discovers his wife's infidelity, a young man trapped in an abusive relationship with a violent girlfriend, a married couple who squabble over killing rats, or a chronically victimized student, author Michael Crane creates a series of highly authentic and widely varied voices.

Short story collections sometimes suffer from the insistent, intrusive and unchanging voice of the author--some authors simply cannot switch style enough to create a range of authentic voices. Crane suffers from no such difficulty, and his style and competence allows fluid variance between characters. Crane seems just as comfortable writing as a father trying to cope with his son's death and his wife's mental breakdown in "A Better Tomorrow" as he is writing from inside the mind of the unreliable--and incarcerated narrator of "To My Darling Wife."

My favourite story is "Bought Out"--the tale concerns the moral dilemma faced by a hardware shop assistant, and the guilt he faces when he crosses a moral boundary. This is the book's most psychologically complex story. The author maintains a terrific level of suspense and suffocating tension--and this is no easy feat considering the fact that the "action" occurs inside a sleepy hardware shop. The story "Everyday Routine" also deserves honourable mention. It's the ingenious tale of two barflies--Bud and Raymond--who exchange thoughts on what it means to be "ordinary"--displacedhuman
Lost Python
"Falling Apart" is a collection of twenty remarkable short stories. Each is unique, but they all share a haunting, melancholy quality that makes them very real and poignant.

"Caught in the Headlights" concerns a shy college student who desperately wants to talk to a certain girl, but cannot muster the courage to do it. In "Everyday Routine," a man is driven to the breaking point when he realizes that his life is crushingly ordinary. "A Better Tomorrow" looks at a grieving couple who are trying to go on after their child's death. "Burn" is a terrifying glimpse of evil. In "Bought Out," a man learns too late about right and wrong. A drunk who is trouble with the law explains his side of the story in the amusing, "To My Darling Wife."

The stories are told simply and honestly, usually in the first person. The characters are people you know and care about, and the plots draw on experiences and emotions we are all familiar with. I heartily recommend "Falling Apart;" the stories are touching, often painful, and always memorable.

Kona
Pipet
I imagine that anyone who would buy this collection has purchased other books and collections in the past. Otherwise, you wouldn't be on Amazon in the first place.

If it's true that you've read other books in your life, then this book will rank as the worst writing you've ever tolerated. I hate slamming a new author, but the other reviews for this collection were all so good that I feel completely manipulated and misled. I paid $9.99 for this book in the Kindle addition, and frankly, I can't read it. The stories are OK, but the writing is SO BAD that my mind just can't ignore the writing enough to wade thru the book past the first three stories. It just stops you dead in mid-sentence to try to figure out what the author is saying. The flow that you expect when reading fiction can never get traction.

It reminded me of when I used to edit my children's elementary school papers. I read many authors and many writing styles, but this was just too much to handle with problems like: mixed verb tenses in the same sentence, mismatched pronoun subject/object usage, metaphors in inappropriate places, and incoherent rambling. Don't writers use editors anymore?

The earlier reviews were obviously from his friends and people he knew.
Ranenast
This was an excellent collection of short stories. It is easy to read and the subject matter was very interesting. The author has a lot of talent and insight.
Linn
It's always great fun to get in on the ground floor, so to speak, of a talented writer's early work. Such is the case with Michael Crane's short story collection entitled FALLING APART. Crane has the ability to get to the core of each story in a succinct, powerful way; the worlds he creates for his characters, and his characters' reactions to those worlds, indicate a writer with a fundamental grasp of storytelling.

While all of his stories are interesting, Crane's forte is first person narrative. From this perspective the author's stories are more engrossing and compelling--stories that include "Johnny," "Losing Ground," and the last story, "Waking Up the Dead," which is riveting.

Michael Crane is a young writer; accordingly, some of his prose is a bit rough around the edges and too dependent on prepositions. Yet this is an author constantly maturing and very much on course in finding his voice; FALLING APART is a solid foundation for a promising young talent.

--D. Mikels, Author, WALK-ON