The Fun Parts

The Fun Parts

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A hilarious collection of stories from the writer The New York Times called “the novelist of his generation”

Returning to the form in which he began, Sam Lipsyte, author of the New York Times bestseller The Ask, offers up The Fun Parts, a book of bold, hilarious, and deeply felt fiction. A boy eats his way to self-discovery while another must battle the reality-brandishing monster preying on his fantasy realm. Meanwhile, an aerobics instructor, the daughter… (more)

Editorial reviews (8 reviews)


When I read the stories again, I thought they were brilliant – by now, I could see that Lipsyte’s understanding of modern spite, rage and self-destruction is peerless. He drags you in.

While the prose is flawless, the stories themselves begin to feel repetitive early on. What’s striking is the lack of a sense of struggle on the part of the writer. Words don’t come that easily to anyone.

Lipsyte is a brilliant wordsmith, and evidence of his skill is plentiful in this book, even more, arguably, than in his earlier works, including "The Ask" and "Home Land."

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Book Details  


Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 05, 2013)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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