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Tom McAllister

Teoksen How To Be Safe tekijä

6+ teosta 246 jäsentä 41 arvostelua

Tietoja tekijästä

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Tekijän teokset

How To Be Safe (2018) 134 kappaletta
The Young Widower's Handbook (2017) 97 kappaletta
Bring the Noise (2013) 3 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015 (2015) — Avustaja — 106 kappaletta

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As a former educator, this book is fun read about a serious subject (school shootings and safety). Worth reading in a post Covid world when everything is being marketed as "for your safety".
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Apstahl | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 16, 2022 |
When I was in college, I knew a young man who was majoring in Women's Studies. He educated women students about the female experience and told us that none of us were as feminist as he was. If he wrote a novel, I imagine it would be like How to Be Safe. McAllister's female narrator doesn't sound like a woman to me, and the primary purpose of the novel seems to be as a vehicle for McAllister's opinions about gun violence and other issues. I didn't enjoy it.
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ImperfectCJ | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 10, 2021 |
I realize this novel likely isn't everyone's cup of tea, but something about it really spoke to me. Centered around a school shooting in a small town, much of the book is narrated by Anna, an English teacher who was fired just days before her students and coworkers were gunned down. In the aftermath, she is first suspected of involvement with the shooting, then cleared but still tormented by the guilt and trauma of seeing people she's known much of her life murdered. Moreover, Anna wants to be safe, in a world that feels increasingly violent and uncertain. There are pieces of Anna's struggle that I guess I could relate to almost too much and other pieces that feel representative of society, all of which make for a thought-provoking book. Overall, this is a really interesting book, but be forewarned about the subject matter.… (lisätietoja)
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wagner.sarah35 | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 1, 2021 |
Brutally comic story of the aftermath of a school shooting that flays the absurd present condition we tolerate. A cathartic read today, hopefully one we'll read years from now to get idea of what Americans once considered "normal."
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ThomasPluck | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 27, 2020 |



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