P. Zrimsek

Location: Northfield, MN United States
In My Own Words:
eclectic reader--fiction, history, travel, nature, science, philosophy are some of my favorite areas of interest. All time favorite books--Sound and the Fury, Blood Meridian, All the Kings Men Passion--the environment and animals. Peeves--George W. Bush.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 510,928
I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected &hellip by William Gay
5.0 out of 5 stars Lyrical, Nov. 20 2003
William Gay has staked out the Tennessee/Alabama border country and made it his own playground. The stories are compelling and have a depth that is unusual in short fiction. I put Gay right up there with Raymond Carver and John Cheever as a champion of the American short story. Gay's greatest strength is his ability to use dialogue to move the story forward. There is nothing artificial or stilted about any of the words used by the characters in Gay's stories. The usual southern melancholy and pathos is present in each story--we are dealing with broken hearts, eny, greed, dementia in old folks, quick and lethal brutality. It's all there. But done in such a free and easy manner that you… Read more