The Escape of Malcolm Poe For the past ten years Malcolm Poe has dreamt of escape His plan is simple The day his youngest child starts college Malcolm will leave his devoted wife to resume the creative life he abandoned for

  • Title: The Escape of Malcolm Poe
  • Author: Allison Burnett
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 272
  • Format: ebook
  • For the past ten years, Malcolm Poe has dreamt of escape His plan is simple The day his youngest child starts college, Malcolm will leave his devoted wife to resume the creative life he abandoned for marriage As the hour of his departure nears, Malcolm buys a blank notebook to chronicle the riot of his memories, passions, regrets, and aspirations The Escape of MalcolmFor the past ten years, Malcolm Poe has dreamt of escape His plan is simple The day his youngest child starts college, Malcolm will leave his devoted wife to resume the creative life he abandoned for marriage As the hour of his departure nears, Malcolm buys a blank notebook to chronicle the riot of his memories, passions, regrets, and aspirations The Escape of Malcolm Poe is a hilarious ascent into the deluded imagination of a middle aged man who believes it is never too late to start over.

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    1. Meet Malcolm Poe. He has decided, at a turning point in his life, to keep a journal in which he intends to confront his present, his past, his choices, and -- most of all -- his ghosts, which have all come back to haunt him, in a way that anyone who's reached fifty will identify with all too well. He tells us, as the book opens on New Year's Eve, that "this year my only resolution is to escape." Whether he does or doesn't is the tension of Allison Burnett's marvelous new novel, The Escape of Mal [...]

    2. Clearly I am a nasty person because I found Malcolm Poe's view of the world and the people around him to be very funny. He's turned 50 and has felt trapped by family and job for too long. Anyone who's at that point in their lives will relate. He's also decided to stop taking his meds but, as he begins to see, he's never been as successful at masking his true feelings as he thought. The book is the journal he writes as he prepares to leave his wife. Sometimes I laughed because his observations we [...]

    3. 3.5 stars. Man hits 50, plans to leave his wife and relaunch his great writing life. Completely unravels and finally comes to terms with the loss of his son that he's never grieved. It was humorous and sad all at the same time.

    4. Wickedly funny. Searingly funny. Scathingly funny. I laughed out loud so many times, I lost count. The curmudgeon at the center of the novel shares his mean inner life with us, the readers, and there's this wonderfully uncomfortable sense of recognizing my own harsh inner id in his. It's pure authorial magic to make me love a book and be so appalled at the same time. The ending/resolution wasn't quite as auccessful as it might have been, but still so good as a whole.

    5. Malcolm Poe has been planning most of his life to get away from it all and begin living, but nothing ever goes as planned. In his finest work to date, Burnett once again brings us a complex character we can both love and hate in Malcolm Poe. You can read my full review here. drchazan/2014/10/

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