Some Rain Must Fall: And Other Stories

  • Title: Some Rain Must Fall: And Other Stories
  • Author: Michel Faber
  • ISBN: 9780156011488
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
  • Some Rain Must Fall And Other Stories Michel Faber s short stories are markedly diverse the voice of each is so distinct that the book reads like an anthology of different writers But Faber s radically inventive style fastens all fifteen
    Michel Faber s short stories are markedly diverse the voice of each is so distinct that the book reads like an anthology of different writers But Faber s radically inventive style fastens all fifteen stories into a compelling collection deserving of the high praise it garnered in the United Kingdom One surreal story, Fish, projects a futuristic world populated with fisMichel Faber s short stories are markedly diverse the voice of each is so distinct that the book reads like an anthology of different writers But Faber s radically inventive style fastens all fifteen stories into a compelling collection deserving of the high praise it garnered in the United Kingdom One surreal story, Fish, projects a futuristic world populated with fish swimming in the air As sharks hover in abandoned corners and human zealots of the Church of the Armageddon loose their fanaticism on the innocent, it s a mother s full time job to protect her young daughter The title story, Some Rain Must Fall, tells of a substitute schoolteacher called on in a crisis, and as she encourages her pupils to express their feelings, we learn the source of the class s trouble a devastating act that resonates with contemporary America As Garth Morris wrote in the Mail on Sunday London , these are well crafted pieces of quiet forlorn intensity in a very real world.

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    About Michel Faber


    1. Michel Faber born 13 April 1960 is a Dutch writer of English language fiction.Faber was born in The Hague, The Netherlands He and his parents emigrated to Australia in 1967 He attended primary and secondary school in the Melbourne suburbs of Boronia and Bayswater, then attended the University Of Melbourne, studying Dutch, Philosophy, Rhetoric, English Language a course involving translation and criticism of Anglo Saxon and Middle English texts and English Literature He graduated in 1980 He worked as a cleaner and at various other casual jobs, before training as a nurse at Marrickville and Western Suburbs hospitals in Sydney He nursed until the mid 1990s In 1993 he, his second wife and family emigrated to Scotland, where they still reside.


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    1. Some Rain Must Fall: And Other Stories is a collection by Michel Faber, all stories published in 2000. I'm a great fan of The Crimson Petal and the White and The Book of Strange New Things and after Faber transported me to strange new worlds with each new novel, I was curious where he'd take me with fifteen short stories, particularly which genre they'd fall under. Only two or three qualify as science fiction; the others are slices of contemporary life. Like a visit to Loch Ness in Faber's adopt [...]

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    2. Miss Thinne heaved herself on the window-ledge like a nightmarish white praying mantis, and lowered her spindly legs carefully down into the dark and humid room. Her forklike feet dangled more than a metre from Miss Fatt’s helplessly supine body.Where to start with this sumptuous anthology of short stories? Coming across this author, whom I had never heard of before, was yet another serendipitous find in GR through reading friends’ reviews. As soon as I saw the title I knew that this book wa [...]

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    3. Michel Faber is one of my very favourite writers. If you are ever unlucky enough to be trapped in a conversation about books with me, I will most certainly bring him up, and I apologise in advance for the excited gibberish and wild gesticulations that ensue.Some Rain Must Fall is his debut collection of stories and the signs are already present of a rare talent at work. There is a such a wide range of styles on show here that one can't fail to be impressed: some are surreal, some are satirical, [...]

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    4. A remarkably diverse, thought-provoking, often witty, and beautifully-written short stories. That was a relief, because I loved Faber's "The Crimson Petal and the White" (/review/show/), but was shocked by how much I disliked the related short stories, "The Apple" (/review/show/).Many of these stories have a wry humour and a dream-like sense of disorientation, at least initially, but there is no unifying theme (which is not a criticism). SOME RAIN MUST FALLThe title story seems mundane at first, [...]

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    5. Svou prvotinu vydal Faber až v osmatřiceti letech, což jste asi už slyšeli, začíná tím každý jeho medailonek. K nám se dostala se zpožděním dalších třinácti let. Je to sice škoda, ale téhle literatuře čas neublíží. Sbírku tvoří patnáct povídek, jež sdílejí podivuhodnou vlastnost: zapamatujete si je. Mají logiku, mají pointu, emocionálně vás zasáhnou. Odpovídají Hemingwayově poučce: povídka je jako ledovec, devět desetin z ní má tvořit to, co vůbe [...]

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    6. April 2012Miss Fatt and Miss Thinne are not, respectively--although they later become so, monstrously. The apocalypse is full of fish. God didn't create the world, he just found it in the trash heap and thought it was neat. You can fake a Virgin Mary, but you can't make her veil. Something about a hand. Africa. Also Poland. It's hard to find romance in a sex shop. A lonely nun keeps vigil on the edge of Suicide Point. And so on. And I've just removed this book from my culling shelf. It looked in [...]

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    7. Uzun uzun, dolu dolu öyküler. Kısa öykülerden sıkılmış, daha derin, daha yoğun bir anlatım arıyorsanız size iyi gelebilir bu kitap. Michel Faber ‘in okuduğum ilk kitabı ve kesinlikle diğer kitaplarını da okuyacağım.

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    8. Tak jako u většiny povídkových knížek mám i u těch Faberových problém s nevyvážeností. Některé povídky byly výtečné (Tunel lásky, Ovce, Ryby), úvodní Někdy prostě prší byla mrazivá, výborně napsaná a po dočtení celé knihy jsem si ji musela přečíst znovu. Pak jich bylo pár, které mnou jen tak prolétly a za chvíli jsem si nepamatovala, o čem vlastně byly. Nečetly se špatně, protože Faber opravdu vládne jazykem, ale chyběla jim patřičná síla, úde [...]

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    9. Some Rain Must Fall - 5🌟Fish - 3 🌟In Case of Vertigo - 4 🌟Toy Story - 2🌟Miss Fatt and Miss Thinne - 3🌟Half a Million Pounds and a Miracle - 3🌟The Red Cement Truck - 4 🌟Somewhere Warm and Confortable - 4 🌟Nina's Hand - 2 🌟The Crust of Hell - 2🌟The Gossip Cell - 3🌟Accountability - 4🌟Pidgin American - 3🌟The Tunnel of Love - 4🌟Sheep - 3🌟

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    10. A great collection of short stories, each one very different in form and style. I particularly loved FISH and THE RED CEMENT TRUCK, A CASE OF VERTIGO, and also MISS FATTE AND MISS THINNE - whose theme of eating and bodies reminded me of elements of both the Faber novels I've read: THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE and UNDER THE SKIN. The stand out story for me was TOY STORY. About a little boy called God who finds an abandoned planet in the trash round the back of a factory down the road and then [...]

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    11. Unfortunately I don't remember enough of this short story collection to write a proper review. But two stories stick it out in my mind for being awesome: The one about the substitute/replacement/relief teacher, and the sweet romance set in Melbourne's sex industry (which includes the typical romance trope of "big misunderstanding").Those two stories were great. A month later, I've forgotten the others.

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    12. The thing that draws me back to Faber is never quite knowing what to expect. It's like mystery pick and mix. I love it. Some of the stories seem very straightforward. Some quite crazy. Each inspire different reactions and emotions in me. But to me, Faber's greatest skill is being able to manage the really odd stories he invents. In lesser writers the idea spiral out of control and end up messy. He handles even shocking content with grace and charm.

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    13. Skvělé povídky. Perfektně přeložené. Autor vykazuje známky hlubokého vhledu do lidí, vztahů, emocí, situací. Témata mají široký záběr, až se zdá neuvěřitelné, kde všude autor stihnul nabrat materiál. Perfektní jsou Někdy prostě prší, Tunel lásky, Ovce. Maje zkušenost s bohémským chováním, u povídky Ovce jsem se pobavil převelice. Doporučuji a mám dojem, že si začas tuto sbírku s chutí přečtu znovu.

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    14. I'm afraid there's nothing by Michel Faber that I don't like These stories are very diverse, fantastic(al) and mesmerizing!

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    15. Here’s a guy that seems to be having some fun with the short-stories he’s writing. Almost as many different styles and forms as there are stories in the collection. Allegories, fables, realism, farce, its all here. And all handled with equal skill and creativity. “Sheep” is a hilarious T. C. Boyle-ish story about a prank played on five avant-garde artists. The title story is dark realism that uses snippets from student essays to reveal the trauma that is otherwise not revealed. I loved [...]

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    16. I really enjoyed the other books I've read by Faber, and I thought I'd like this one after reading the first story. While there are a few other high points in this book, I found the stories disappointing overall. It seemed like, for some of the stories, he would get a gimmicky idea (e.g.s, "What if our hands had a separate consciousness from us?" "What if we started looking like our names?") and then follow through with a weak story. This book isn't awful, by any meansI just didn't feel too comp [...]

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    17. Even though I'm absolutely positive Michel Faber has a beautiful way of writing and makes outstanding word choices, I cannot stop to ask myself: where is the climax? At least in the first two stories. I loved their background and beginning and description and creativity But there was no point at which I could feel my heart pounding. Maybe it's because I'm accustomed to read conflict after conflict. I had to push myself to read and I eventually finished putting the book down with disappointment.

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    18. The most amazing collection of short stories. They vary from the wonderful and lyrical to the frightening and weird. It's a bit like watching Eraserhead by David Lynch. This is Faber's first book and one of his finest

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    19. Povídková knížka plná překvapení. Skvělým, nápaditým a hravým jazykem čtenáři autor předhazuje příběhy mnohdy až potrhlé. Nejvíc na mě zapůsobila poslední - Ovce. Fakt správně černý humor. Líbily se mi úplně všechny.

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    20. Abych byla přesná, tak 4,5. Více zde: laniusminor/single-post

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    21. Skvělý překlad Viktora Janiše!

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    22. A book of short stories - Faber's early work. Some gems, some completely bewildering, some truly awful. Sorry I ponied up the money for this train wreck.

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    23. Nádherný povídky, v krásně napsaným překladu Viktora janiše. Čte se to samo. A je pak veliká škoda, že to najednou – v nejlepším – skončí.

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    24. I would have never picked up this collection had it not been for the Under the Skin film. I'm very glad my curiosity took me this far: Faber is a writer that writes the kind of stories I hope to write. Though not inherently sci-fi, he does play with the more philosophical aspects and, when not conforming to the genre, he writes considerate speculative fiction. This explores a multitude of complex human relationships from obsession in spite of love to being there for someone in a way that you don [...]

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    25. To, že do základní školy plné malých dětských hlaviček vtrhne zoufalý podváděný ubožák s brokovnicí v ruce a potom, co nechá kovovou hlaveň zbraně dostatečně morbidně-teatrálně ocucat svou nevěrnou manželkou, ženě vystřelí mozek z hlavy - to všechno před nechápajícím pidipublikem - to je jen segment z Faberova povídkového experimentu - mnohdy drastického koktejlu, který konzumentům autor servíruje paradoxně dokonale promyšleným chrstnutím do ksichtu. [...]

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    26. I haven't read many short story collections, but of the ones I have this one is by far my favourite. The writing is beautiful, though I did expect that as all of the works by Michel Faber I have read before were also written beautifully. The stories themselves are diverse and imaginative and I was left wanting this book to be longer

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    27. I didn't think I was going to finish this on, it has certainly taken me some time. The stories are weird and wacky but I just didn't 'get' a lot of them, I kept expecting some kind of punchline that just didn't come. Entertaining but I don't think I would read them again. I much prefer his novels.

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    28. A varied and interesting collection of short stories from the author renowned for 'The Crimson Petal and the White'. I understand this is his first book and several of these stories certainly shows the promise of what was to come - 7/10.

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    29. This collection started positively but then the stories became strange, a hand with its own conscious, focused on sex or just boring. I didn't finish many of the stories in the second half of this collection.

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    30. A good varied selection of short stories.

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