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by Larry Brown

Category: Short Stories and Anthologies
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Larry Brown
ISBN: 0945575467
ISBN13: 978-0945575467
Language: English
Publisher: Algonquin Books; 1st edition (September 30, 1990)
Pages: 240
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Big Bad Love is an astounding work rich with characters and gritty story telling. Brown's characters are flawed, damaged, earnest, and brutally real. They walk the Southland that is rarely seen or given its just due by storytellers.

Big Bad Love is an astounding work rich with characters and gritty story telling. great stuff, just GREAT stuff.

Stories by Larry Brown. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Part I. Falling out of Love. Waiting for the Ladies. Sheena Baby, the one that I loved, and I were walking around. It was late one evening. All the clouds had gathered up into big marshmallows and mushrooms, and it was an evening as fine as you could ask for except that we had two flat tires on our car some miles back down the road and didn’t know where we were or who to ask.

Big Bad Love is a 2001 film directed by Arliss Howard, who co-wrote the script with his brother, James Howard, based on a collection of short stories of the same name by Larry Brown. The story recounts an episode in the life of an alcoholic Vietnam veteran and struggling writer named Leon Barlow, who is played by Arliss Howard, and his wife, played by Howard's wife Debra Winger. The soundtrack includes music by Tom Verlaine, the Kronos Quartet, and R. L. Burnside.

I asked her how long this particular pecker was-I was drinking beer, not taking it half seriously-and she said it sort of resembled a half-grown snail, or slug, she said, a little hairy.

I asked her how long this particular pecker was-I was drinking beer, not taking it half seriously-and she said it sort of resembled a half-grown snail, or slug, she said, a little hairy sgusting, she said, and gave off this little shiver, doing her shoulders the way she does. Well, a sudden unreasonable anger suddenly came over me, and I slammed my beer down. I’d already slammed several down. I said by God I’d go take care of the son of a bitch.

Larry Brown was born in Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he lived all his life The story "Big Bad Love" became the basis for a feature film, as did his novel Joe.

Larry Brown was born in Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he lived all his life. At the age of thirty, a captain in the Oxford Fire Department, he decided to become a writer and worked toward that goal for seven years before publishing his first book, Facing the Music, a collection of stories, in 1988. The story "Big Bad Love" became the basis for a feature film, as did his novel Joe.

Larry Brown caught the rapt attention of readers and critics with the 1988 publication of Facing the Music, his prize-winning first collection of stories. Big Bad Love, his third book, collects ten new stories. The following year, his first novel, Dirty Work, won national acclaim as a work of uncompromising power and honesty. Dealing with sex, with drink, with fear, with all kinds of bad luck and obsession, these stories are unflinching and not for the fainthearted.

Book by Brown, Larry

Book by Brown, Larry.

Larry Brown's highly praised novel Dirty Work established him as one of the fiercest and most powerful new voices in Southern literature, a writer who understands the sorrows and joys of everyday life.

Larry Brown caught the rapt attention of readers and critics with the 1988 publication of Facing the Music, his prize-winning first collection of stories. The following year, his first novel, Dirty Work, won national acclaim as a work of uncompromising power and honesty. Big Bad Love, his third book, collects ten new stories. Dealing with sex, with drink, with fear, with all kinds of bad luck and obsession, these stories are unflinching and not for the fainthearted. But as is true of all of Brown's fiction, these ten stories are linked in a collective statement of redemption and hope. These stories come as close to the truth as any human expression can.

Comments to eBook Big Bad Love
Siralune
Big Bad Love is an astounding work rich with characters and gritty story telling. Brown's characters are flawed, damaged, earnest, and brutally real. They walk the Southland that is rarely seen or given its just due by storytellers. Brown gazes unflinchingly at the South in all it's flawed and beautiful glory. Whereas Faulkner gazed upon Mississippi's residents with disdain and bitterness, painting characters who were conniving, vile, and ultimately reprehensible, Brown's heroes are sympathetic, even likeable in their failings. Readers will find themselves hoping for Brown's characters to rise above their failings and achieve a measure of the salvation that waits just beyond the city limits, at the bottom of the glass, or on the next page.
Quendant
I feel this way about Brown's work. Nearly always I am compelled to immediately re read. I do not live in the "deep south", but I have known Brown's characters, and they were not from the south. However I do think swampy places produce swampy behavior... someone criticized Brown's first person POV as all sounding the same... I had no trouble with that as the first person was an "everyman" in all kinds of organic situations which not many writers can put on paper; some dismal, some quite funny... 92 days is a work like no other... travelling into the mind of a born writer in a climate which can't cultivate his brilliance from the thorns and weeds...I loved it; I am sorry we aren't able to read what a uncommon and fascinating artist would continue to produce throughout a longer life.... great stuff, just GREAT stuff.
Gholbirius
Larry Brown reminds me of Raymond Carver. Not that he imitates him; he has his own distinct voice. But he has the same gift Carver had of portraying characters straight on like a camera does, without apology or explanation.
This is a truly original collection of stories. It includes my favorite opening line: "My dog died."
There are two stories here about writing and perfecting your craft. Both are from Brown's own experience. He always said that he worked hard and suffered countless rejections for many years to become a good writer. He is really amazing. If you don't like this book, there is something wrong with you. This is great American literature.
Golkis
Ok novel. I read some of Mr. Brown's books and this one is readable but not his best in my opinion. The first book I read was Joe. That was a 5 star. I like reading books about other places in the country, namely the south where Mr. Brown grew up and lived until his untimely death.
Anayanis
Larry Brown was a great writer and humanitarian, as obvious in his stories and the people he wrote about (almost as if they are real people is the reason I say "people"). These stories focus intensely and intently on backwoods folk getting by in Mississippi--or not getting by so well. I prefer reading his novels but you still get a sense of what life is like in stunning detail and development-of-character down South. You can't go wrong whatever you read by Brown, just too bad he's not around to write more.
Rasmus
There is a HBO movie called Big Bad Love. Movie is based on these stories. It's excellent. One of my all time favorites. You can get it on Amazon.

Features character Leon Barlow from '92 Days'.

Big Bad Love (2002)
Arliss Howard (Actor), Debra Winger (Actor), Arliss Howard (Director) | Rated: R | Format: DVD

(I've never read these books, but saw the movie years and years ago. And again recently. Great music, characters, emotions, and writing.
Xava
The first two or three stories in Big Bad Love aren't very good. But keep on. It gets better. Then it gets real good. Then to top it off, there's 92 Days, which is simply one of the best stories written by an American. My God. My God. I guess it is fitting that Larry Brown died before his time. That's what he was about- the haunting sadness of the human heart.
I have read many of the other reviews, and I don't get it. I found this book to be vulgar and misogynistic. This seemed to be the fantasies of a 14 year old boy rather than literature. I would like my money back!
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