The Planets Kindle ✓ Paperback


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  • The Planets
  • Jennifer Finney Boylan
  • 15 October 2019
  • 0679739068

10 thoughts on “The Planets

  1. & & says:

    The Planets Kindle ✓ Paperback planets pdf, The PlanetsThe Planets eBooka twin peaks comparison is not unwarranted here i think, to be clear i don t mean just strange sinister things happening but rather the interplay b w strange sinister events and melodrama you ve got your pet rabbit thrown thru a window, sure, but also a cop who s haunted by the smell of his late wife s melted plastic rain hat the former wouldn t be so unsettling in the absence of the latter, nor would the latter be so poignant absent the former then as a 3rd element just uncategorizabl a twin peaks comparison is not unwarranted here i think, to be clear i don t mean just strange sinister things happening but rather the interplay b w strange


  2. Justin Justin says:

    The Planets Kindle ✓ Paperback planets pdf, The PlanetsThe Planets eBookI loved this book My first five star rating on Goodreads The story takes place on Easter Sunday, 1984 in Centralia, Pennsylvania, a ghost town abandoned since an underground coal mine fire started burning in 1962 This is a re


  3. Ashley Ashley says:

    The Planets Kindle ✓ Paperback planets pdf, The PlanetsThe Planets eBookCohesive chaos Depressing hilarity It s interesting, knowing that James truly was Jenny all along, to observe the duplicity the author creates for her characters I read The Planets after picking She s Not There


  4. Charity Charity says:

    The Planets Kindle ✓ Paperback planets pdf, The PlanetsThe Planets eBookThis is one of those novels where no coincidence is too extreme, where characters from one chapter drop in out of the blue literally in the next, and where time has a wonderful elasticity that brings random events together in a sort of cosmic interrelatedness that suggests the movement of the planets Out of print.


  5. Richard Richard says:

    The Planets Kindle ✓ Paperback planets pdf, The PlanetsThe Planets eBookIf you like dark humor, you will love this book I laughed out loud at least twice each chapter However, when I would read the hysterical passages to my partner she didn t even crack a smile You REALLY have to like dark humor to enjoy this book Each adventure is totally absurd, and yet, you find yourself saying, well, that could happen Having read She s Not There A Life in Two Genders, I was eager to learnabout Jennifer James writing I loved this book and can t wait to read the seq If you like dark humor, you will love this book I laughed out loud at least twice each chapter However, when I would read the hysterical passages to my partner she didn t even crack a s


  6. Lacey Lacey says:

    The Planets Kindle ✓ Paperback planets pdf, The PlanetsThe Planets eBookI m not much for absurdist humor but this was a pretty fun read It wassilly than truly absurd But that also made the pacing slow it felt like it was just a book to be humorous and I didn t care much how the plot went or what happened with the characters.


  7. Trish Trish says:

    The Planets Kindle ✓ Paperback planets pdf, The PlanetsThe Planets eBookI m usually turned off by overt quirk, but I enjoyed this tale of a skydiver who falls through a roof, interrupting a mime s tryst There s always a logic to the quirk, a matter of factness the characters aren t ostentatiously precious about their quirks, they just are who they are.


  8. Anthony Anthony says:

    The Planets Kindle ✓ Paperback planets pdf, The PlanetsThe Planets eBookFunny book Had my fair share of laughs Along with it, a captivating story which continues to build up and come together as it goes along


  9. Jessica Jessica says:

    The Planets Kindle ✓ Paperback planets pdf, The PlanetsThe Planets eBookI put this book on my to read list years ago after seeing something about it being a novel set in Centralia, the central Pennsylvania town that is largely abandoned because of a coal mine fire that s been burning underneath the town since 1962 The author s name didn t register for me at the time, but when I went to check The Planets out from the library I discovered that it isn t just some one off novelty book about a wacky locale the author has since become farfamous for


  10. jess jess says:

    The Planets Kindle ✓ Paperback planets pdf, The PlanetsThe Planets eBookI started reading this book as part of my recent obsession with Centralia, Pennsylvania This is a small town that has been home to underground burning coal mines since 1962 Much of the town has been bought out and bulldozed by the government Oh, this is the nonfiction right here It is stranger, indeed, than the fiction Secondarily, I read this book because it is the work of a trans lady, and it is not about transsexuals Sometimes transsexuals can write about things that don t have anything I started reading this book as part of my recent obsession with Centralia, Pennsylvania This is a small town that has been home to undergroun


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The PlanetsThe Planets Kindle ✓ Paperback planets pdf, The PlanetsThe Planets eBookA Kurt Vonnegut for the s, an earthbound Douglas Adams James Boylan s debut novel is wildly inventive, original, and deeply, outrageously funny When lovesick Edith Schmertz takes an ill fated leap out of an airplane on Easter Sunday, she sets in motion an inexorable chain of events, sending many human orbits spinning wildly out of control.


About the Author: Jennifer Finney Boylan

The Planets Kindle ✓ Paperback planets pdf, The PlanetsThe Planets eBookJennifer Finney Boylan is a widely praised author and professorEdward Albee summed up her oeuvre in Boylan observes carefully, and with love Her levitating wit is wisely tethered to a humane concern I often broke into laughter, and was now and again, struck with wonder Jenny s memoir, She s Not There, published by Broadway Books in , was one of the first bestselling works by a transgendered American until she published under the name James Boylan She s Not There, currently in its eighth printing, is popular both as a textbook in high schools and colleges as well as with readers s groups The paperback edition contains a readers guide in addition to the main text, which consists not only of Jenny s insights on a life in two genders but also includes an afterword by Pultizer Prize winner Richard Russo, whose friendship with James, and later with Jennifer, provides part of the books narrativeShe s Not There won an award from the Lambda LIterary Foundation in , the year after its initial publication The book has since been published in many foreign editions, and was an alternate selection of the Book of the Month Club Anna Quindlen called it a very funny memoir of growing up confused, and a very smart consideration of what it means to be a woman Her memoir, I m Looking Through You, is about growing up in a haunted house While trans issues form part of the exposition of the book, the primary focus of I m Looking Through You is on what it means to be haunted, and how we all seek to find peace with our various ghosts, both the supernatural and the all too humanJenny has been a frequent guest on a number of national television and radio programs, including three visits to the Oprah Winfrey Show She has also appeared on the Larry King Show, The Today Show and been the subject of a documentary on CBS News Hours She has also appeared on a wide range of local and syndicated television shows, as well as NPR s Marketplace and the Diane Rehm show In she played herself on two episodes of ABC s All My Children She has spoken widely around the country on gender and imagination, at venues including the National Press Club in Washington, DC and the New Jersey State Theatre She has given plenary and keynote speeches at conferences on diversity and scholarship around the country, and at colleges and universities including Amherst, Wesleyan, Dartmouth, Columbia, Vanderbilt, Duke, Bucknell, Dickinson, Bates, Ohio State, Middlebury, Gettysburg, Georgia State, the University of Puget Sound, and Westminster College in Salt Lake City She has spoken at law firms, at corporate events, and at bookstores from Seattle to VermontHer nonfiction has appeared on the op ed pages of the New York Times, in GQ magazine, Allure, and Glamour She is also an ongoing contributor to Conde Nast Traveler magazine her most recent work there was on Easter Island, published in the January issueBoylan s first book, a collection of stories entitled Remind Me To Murder You Later, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Her first novel, The Planets, was published in by Poseidon Press Simon and Schuster Loosely based upon the classical piece of music by Gustav Holst, The Planets followed the lives of several fictional characters in the real town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, which has been afflicted by an underground coal fire since the early sHer second novel, The Constellations follows the lives of several of the characters from The Planets, some of whom flee from angry cows, discover a latex brain, and begin a life of dognappingHer novel, Getting In, published by Warner Books, focused on four high school students who go on quests to get into college The novel was optioned for film by Renny Harlin and Geena Davis, and Jenny was tapped to write the initial screenplay for New Line CinemaBorn in in Valley Forge, Boylan.