Monday, April 27, 2009

The Burning House -Ann Beattie (short story)

Short Story Title: The Burning House
Author: Ann Beattie
Book: More Stories We Tell
Rating: 3 out of 5 horses

First Line:
"Freddy Fox is in the kitchen with me."

This is a story of a party held at Amy and Frank. The story kind of drove me nuts because it was hard to keep up with the characters and what was going on. But then again it's about a party and I think the moving back and forth between characters and short snippets of things that are happening gives you a party feel. Basically the title comes from Amy and Frank - burning their marriage...they are both having affairs. The story is not of an actual burning house.

John at The Book Mine Set is hosting Short Story Mondays! Pop over there and see what people are reading or let us know what short stories you are reading.


John Mutford said...

Now the Talking Heads song is stuck in my head. Did it have anything to do with "Burning In The House."

Darcie said...

It's didn't but I am singing the song now too!