Book Reviews of Trash: Stories

Trash: Stories
Trash Stories
Author: Dorothy Allison
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ISBN-13: 9780452283510
ISBN-10: 0452283515
Publication Date: 9/24/2002
Pages: 224
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Plume Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
I felt that this collection of stories was uneven -- there were a few stories that really revealed feeling and detail and character... a few where I could get what she was trying to say... and a few that did not hold my interest at all. The book is composed of mostly early writings, and you can see where Allison has since grown as an author.
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Helpful Score: 3
Not many authors can match Allison's brutal honesty with herself--about her poor, low class family, about her sexuality, about her fears for the future. Fans must read this collection.
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Helpful Score: 2
A book of her early writing ... even then, one could see her power as a writer. I think few authors can really match her honesty. She isn't subtle about it either - she's in your face, this is me, these are my stories. Her stories are powerful forces moving through the world and forcing people to LISTEN.

5 stars, would give more if I could. I'll read anything with her name on it.
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Helpful Score: 2
Dorothy Allison writes in the Southern tradition with a twist--she's a lesbian and she's not ashamed of it, even coming from a dirt poor family that places importance on how many babies you can produce and how well you marry. This slim book is a collection of short memoir narratives that read as if Allison is sitting right in front of you, sipping on sweet tea and smoking a cigarette, while she divulges all of her secrets. Some secrets are raw and painful while others are delightful and sensuous--but they all have one thing in common--they are real. And wonderful. And leaves your flesh craving more. Highly recommend!
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Helpful Score: 1
Fantastic book - I enjoyed the first couple of stories the best. Visceral and gripping, with a slight edge of (oftentimes self-effacing) humor.
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This is an excellent book, almost as good as Bastard out of Carolina. I enjoyed reading this book and if you like this genre you will like it also.
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Rich, gritty tales of life as a cultural "outsider."
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This collection of intimate stories is one of the best I've read. She delivers the complexities of lesbian relationships.
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Just fine, fine writing - crisp, brutally honest and wonderfully honed. Allison is a great storyteller.