Local Souls

Posted in Book Reports, GSU photo archive by chamblee54 on June 30, 2014








Local Souls, the most recent product from Allan Gurganus, is due back at the library today. PG is probably not going to finish it.

Mr. Gurganus is much loved by some. He is a good writer, who knows a lot of words. He plays the game well, with entertaining bookshow interviews, and snappy speeches at literary events. To the english department industrial complex, Mr. Gurganus is a star. This does not translate into being fun to read. Plays Well With Others was about a nightmare. Reading PWWO is suitably horrible.

PG was excited to see Local Souls at the library. The first novella is about a peculiar family arrangement. The young couple had moved to a suburb of Atlanta. On page 62, we learn the address: 110 Pickwich Drive, Collunus Heights, GA. According to wikipedia, and common sense, there is not, and never has been, a town called Collunus Heights, GA. This is the point where PG gave up.

Pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.









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  1. Allan Gurganus | Chamblee54 said, on August 31, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    […] the appearance by Mr. Gurganus, is Popeyes Fried Chicken. The DBF event was promoting a book, Local Souls. PG got to page 62 in Local Souls, when he saw the protagonist living in a suburb of Atlanta called […]

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