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ISBN:
0307907171
Author:
Charles Yu
Category:
Short Stories & Anthologies
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pantheon; F First Edition edition (July 24, 2012)
Pages:
240 pages
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1663 kb
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1491 kb
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Rating:
4.1
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Sorry please thank you : stories, Charles Yu. p. cm. eISBN: 978-0-307-90718-9. Sorry Please Thank You. Acknowledgments.

Sorry please thank you : stories, Charles Yu. Cover design by Peter Mendelsund. Other Books by This Author. Standard Loneliness Package. Root canal is one fifty, give or take, depending on who’s doing it to you. A migraine is two hundred.

Charles Yu will tell you a story and you will hate him for how he tells it but he will make you feel something as if you have . Sorry Please Thank You is a collection of thirteen stories split into four smaller subsections: Sorry, Please, Thank You, and All of the Above.

Charles Yu will tell you a story and you will hate him for how he tells it but he will make you feel something as if you have never lived until you heard/read what he has to say. And so, ultimately, what he offers in this anthology may be so disparaging and irregular, so imperfect and so laughably disturbing and fucking preposterous but you are guaranteed to become a duly impressed, captivated audience.

Sorry Please Thank You by Charles Y.

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Charles Yu’s collection examines reality through the lens of science fiction

Charles Yu’s collection examines reality through the lens of science fiction. This is the central anxiety in Charles Yu’s second collection, Sorry Please Thank You. The stories approximate the form of science fiction but are mostly an excuse to grapple with the question of what, if anything, can still have meaning when our world seems indistinguishable from science fiction. The book’s opening story, Standard Loneliness Package, gets that idea across with a wicked satirical backhand - it’s narrated by a young man working at an office in India whose employees’ job is to experience painful emotions outsourced by wealthy first worlders.

Sorry Please Thank You Audio CD – 2012. by. Charles Yu (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Rather than tackling every story in this collection from Charles Yu, I’d say that what matters most about them is their luminous style, a strangely plain way to tell things happening far out there in a surrealistic universe-the same lucid insanity that pervades Yu’s novel How to live safely in a science fictional universe.

compares the young author to Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams, and while I can see why Yu might call to mind Vonnegut (less so, Adams), I found myself thinking more of the French postmodernist philosopher Jean Baudrillard than either of these two science fiction writers.

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In his new collection of stories, Sorry Please Thank You, Yu no longer constrains himself to the pre-requisites . Even The Book of Categories, that fascinatingly odd logarithm of a story detailing an abstract and cryptic volume, has at its deep center a father’s heartache.

In his new collection of stories, Sorry Please Thank You, Yu no longer constrains himself to the pre-requisites of realism - or, to be more accurate, the appearance of realism. Freed from this yoke, he takes off in every narrative direction with the glee of a school-kid released for summer vacation. As readers, we are all the better for Yu’s astonishing mix of wild imagination and meticulous restraint. Of the three polite phrases that comprise his title - Sorry Please Thank You - only the last is of true relevance here.

The author of the widely praised debut novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe returns with a hilarious, heartbreaking, and utterly original collection of short stories. A big-box store employee is confronted by a zombie during the graveyard shift, a problem that pales in comparison to his inability to ask a coworker out on a date . . . A fighter leads his band of virtual warriors, thieves, and wizards across a deadly computer-generated landscape, but does he have what it takes to be a hero? . . . A company outsources grief for profit, its slogan: “Don’t feel like having a bad day? Let someone else have it for you.” Drawing from both pop culture and science, Charles Yu is a brilliant observer of contemporary society, and in Sorry Please Thank You he fills his stories with equal parts laugh-out-loud humor and piercing insight into the human condition. He has already garnered comparisons to such masters as Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams, and in this new collection we have resounding proof that he has arrived (via a wormhole in space-time) as a major new voice in American fiction.

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Rather than tackling every story in this collection from Charles Yu, I’d say that what matters most about them is their luminous style, a strangely plain way to tell things happening far out there in a surrealistic universe—the same lucid insanity that pervades Yu’s novel “How to live safely in a science fictional universe.” Some of the stories are better than others (of course) and other readers would surely pick different favorites.

Mr. Yu’s style goes beyond post-modernism (open endings, undefined plots and mysterious character’s goals) to reach an exciting island of clarity. His prose is more thoughtful than gimmicky, and anything but stuffy. Beyond the stories’ unusual structures and formats, and the perhaps-all-too-frequent mocking of sci-fi and Twilight Zone stereotypes (an odd connection with Junot Diaz’s famous novel about Oscar Wao’s life), Yu gets away with a lot of philosophizing in the mix—like when saying “..maybe a hole had opened up in the world, and movies and poems were coming through into reality. Or maybe we were the movie, or the poem, and this was our chance to go into the real world.”

Some of the stories have a sad, overcast tone. It’s as if when we finally get everything we hope for in a virtually-simulated future—where one’s never sure what’s real—it won’t be as bright and awesome as we’d hoped for.

The collection is a pleasant experience for readers that have turned jaded after attempting to tackle more heady (and confusing) storytelling by modern masters. If you like it, perhaps should try to jump back in time, into the depths of Yu’s early ‘science fictional’ novel.

There’s been a whole body of experimental literature in the lines of Yu’s world—giants like Julio Cortázar and his Rubik’s cube-like novels—but recently most of what passes as experiment (“A visit from the good squad” comes to mind) doesn’t seem genuine enough and pales in comparison with those early explorers. In this new world of false bravado, where every writer needs to show off being a genius, Mr. Yu is a real new talent, exploring so well and so naturally the boundaries of story-telling.
  • Jay
Worthy of quoting... Sweet in its simplicity, hilariously snarkly, to the point... Nothing extra, nothing unnecessary... Excellent fast read, and re-read... Yeap, just really loved it...
  • Monam
Chuck Yu is a new discovery for me. The title alone encouraged me to buy the book.
The stories take a whole new look at our techy world.
  • Tygolar
I love Charles Yu's imagination. The stories were thoughtful, and also very funny and sad at the same time. A great, fast read.
  • Shan
Experimental; lots of food for thought; left a lasting impression that grew with me over time;
  • Kazigrel
Very enjoyable
  • September
I can't get enough of Charles Yu. A great original voice. His short stories are a mixture of magic realism, formal experiment, and heartfelt drama. I highly recommend any and all of his books.
This is a story collection that is very creative and imaginative! It's wonderful Scifi but without the pesky aleins. Loved the book!