We Don't Know What We're Doing

We Don't Know What We're Doing By Thomas Morris, We Don t Know What We re Doing A young video shop assistant exchanges the home comforts of one mother figure for a fleeting sexual encounter with another a brother and sister find themselves at the bottom of a coal mine with a Japa
  • Title: We Don't Know What We're Doing
  • Author: Thomas Morris
  • ISBN: 9780571317011
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Hardcover
  • We Don't Know What We're Doing By Thomas Morris, A young video shop assistant exchanges the home comforts of one mother figure for a fleeting sexual encounter with another a brother and sister find themselves at the bottom of a coal mine with a Japanese tourist a Welsh stag on a debauched weekend in Dublin confesses an unimaginable truth and a twice widowed pensioner tries to persuade the lovely Mrs Morgan to be his dA young video shop assistant exchanges the home comforts of one mother figure for a fleeting sexual encounter with another a brother and sister find themselves at the bottom of a coal mine with a Japanese tourist a Welsh stag on a debauched weekend in Dublin confesses an unimaginable truth and a twice widowed pensioner tries to persuade the lovely Mrs Morgan to be his date at the town s summer festivalThomas Morris debut collection reveals its treasures in unexpected ways, offering vivid and moving glimpses of the lost, lonely and bemused These entertaining stories portray the lives of the people who know where they are, but don t know what they re doing.
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    1. These perceptive, melancholic stories are set in the small Welsh town of Caerphilly The characters are aimless and lonely, unsure of themselves They are all trying to figure life out and discovering that there are no easy answers.The standout for me was Fugue, in a which a woman returns to her family home at Christmas Now a successful journalist in Edinburgh, she is at once drawn to the place of her childhood and dismayed by the scenes she encounters She seems relieved to have escaped and yet th [...]


    2. I am so bored of contemporary fiction s stream of novels about over educated, sassy metropolitan writers trying to write novels and their conversations with their sassy confidants and lovers about the difficulties they face writing novels see Cusk, Lerner, Heti, etc, etc I genuinely feel that the dilemmas a novelist faces are not universal or even that interesting I m not sure there s much any of us can learn from the effusions of creative writing tutors in Williamsburg coffee shops Take me to P [...]


    3. Alright, so I m not from South Wales, but I grew up in a town about the same size as Caerphilly I have never been able to accurately describe to friends from cities just what it was like to be trapped there as someone who decided early on that they had their sights set on bigger places In a way, reading these stories, set in Caerphilly, felt like coming home This surprised me.But the characters in this are not portrayed patronisingly As far as they re concerned, Caerphilly could be London None o [...]


    4. For an author s debut this was quite impressive Fugue and all the boys were the standouts for me Great insight into mental illness and the plague of uncertainty that s rampant across the world A strong comparison could be made to Colin Barrett s Young Skins but I don t think it s a perfect fit I would gladly have read on several of these characters.


    5. When a short story collection is excellent, it is hard work for a reader I ve said this before Novels, once the momentum has begun, are easier to navigate, but a book of stories can be a roller coaster, requiring introduction, involvement, and absolution, and 20 pages or so later, it starts again For me, the best way to read such a collection is in pieces, taking my time between other books, which is why in order to do it justice, it takes so long for me to complete.Set in the actual Welsh town [...]


    6. In a collection of Welsh stories, Morris give us a panoptic view of Caerphilly through the people who live and breathe the city I found sediments of Ali Smith and Armistead Maupin in these tales which balance the tragic and the comic near perfectly Being a Welsh writer who lives in Dublin, Morris is able to mix the blood of Irish humour and Welsh humour and make a flea of his own.


    7. This was a nice short story collection and it deals with some depressing issues but my main problem was that I didn t particularly care for most of the characters


    8. I usually have a sharp finger on the critical mood of a new work, but this is an instance when I m a bit baffled by a strong critical reception I ve heard Morris collection mentioned with affection on many occasions, but I was really bored with these stories I went to the release event in Dublin, a lively affair, and read the collection with great enthusiasm but I found the stories to sort of bleed together, all too familiar, all too similar to one another in style, language, and even theme The [...]


    9. A great collection of short stories by a new Welsh talent His writing has the small town feel of Colin Barrett s Young Skins and has the undeniable Welshness of Rachel Trezise s work Ordinary folk with extraordinarily told stories that are never predictable.


    10. It took me almost two months to get through this book Not because it was boring or poorly written It was insightful and lovely in many ways but I found it a little hard to follow at times I actually needed to put it down for couple of weeks and then pick it up again and there you have it I read the last half of it in two days I guess it was just bad timing when I started it The individual stories were all unique in their own ways and I enjoyed getting into the characters lives for a split moment [...]


    11. Sharp, funny, moving Morris debut collection is a cracking read It mixes laugh out loud hysteria with creeping moments of genuine reflection The stories never lose track that they are indeed stories and that things need to happen, and they are never shy in their content 17 a particularly gory, lovably brash example of this Highly recommend.



    12. Two really stand out stories the one that was totally normal but then in the last paragraph a woman pulls her face clean off like a mask the final one which made me feel physically anxious


    13. Oddball collection of short stories many of which are set in Caerphilly There s a dreamy quality here and a fine sense of the mundane and the unstoried Good enough.


    14. I read and reviewed this book for Literary Review s July issue in 2015 The review can be read online at LR s website but in brief wondrous, sharp, lively.



    15. This book had me in tears at a lot of points from the moment the author mentioned Caerphilly Mountain Snack Bar.


    16. I mostly enjoyed these stories A lot didn t seem to have a plot as much, rather just snapshots of the lives of various people I particularly enjoyed Fugue dealing with depression and All The Boys dealing with toxic masculinity The final story, Nos Da, also stood out since it s distinctly in the fantastical sci fi paranormal realms than the others which felt or less grounded in reality Saying that, none of the stories felt exactly normal which I quite liked there seemed to be something slightly [...]


    17. I really enjoyed these stories, the characters felt very real Some I wanted to go on, others less so The only one I wasn t so keen on was the fantastical last story which was a shame I love not far from Caerphilly although I don t know it well but I think that brought an added interested I d recommend for well written stories about real realistic


    18. A cute bunch of short stories connected by the characters proximity to a sleepy Welsh town, but also the interesting thread that they are meandering cluelessly through life Most are completely believable made me miss home a little , but all missing that that life changing wow must read factor.


    19. Loved reading this collection of strange stories In fact, each story felt like a meeting a stranger, learning their story and then saying goodbye you know you re probably not going to see them again, but you re okay with that because sometimes relationships and moments that have a definite time are beautiful too.





    20. Thomas Morris writes in a simplistic, cut back style that gives the stories immediate effect and echoes the disconsolate and adrift characters.All the stories are tied together, as the collections title suggests, by a theme of lost people unsure of where their life is going, what they ve done wrong in the lead up to their situations and a lack of understanding of how to get out of their particular rut It gives an honest view of small town Welsh life that feels very real and believable For the mo [...]


    21. Full disclosure I know the author we were in the same writing workshop together BUT if I did not care for this book, I would simply never mention it The fact that I m moved enough to write a review about it is a testament to how impressed I was with this I read this with the absorption and immersion of having no idea who this was, with the distance of this being written by a total stranger What sad stories What humor What wonderful images God, at moments I actually had tears in my eyes for these [...]


    22. What an amazing writer this Thomas Morris is I rarely read a book and think, wow this is exactly what I needed to read on so many levels This book is funny and sad and poignant and quirky as hell but it is also an excellent example, for all you writers out there, of what you can do with Point of View This book has covered just about any point of view you can think of from the usual third and first person to second person I have only read three other stories written in second person point of view [...]


    23. It s hard to get short stories published in the UK, especially if you re a debut author that s all the hint you need that Morris stories must have merit in spades His characters thoughts are so specific to the modern human condition that you think Morris has access to your head, because surely no one else could know the strange thoughts that I have No one in the book is in a particularly good place but their struggles are imbued with a fabulous absurdity, warmth and optimism not often seen in UK [...]


    24. I did not think i would enjoy this as thoroughly as I did Thomas Morris handles humour and sadness in such a weird and confident way I have heard him read and I could hear his Welsh voice throughout reading these tales about outcasts This is relaxing and though provoking reading I really liked this collection.



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