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by Ken Sparling


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Back in 1996, Ken Sparling published a novel that was unlike any novel I had ever read before and I was amazed by what he had done.

Back in 1996, Ken Sparling published a novel that was unlike any novel I had ever read before and I was amazed by what he had done. That novel was Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall. Ken Sparling’s 1996 classic might have been out of print for almost a decade and a half, but its virtuosities have hardly been forgotten and have hardly gone unloved to death.

From Ken Sparling’s intro: When someone asked me what Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall was about, it felt like I’d seen a beautiful tree and struggled to describe it to someone, only to have that someone say: ‘Yes, but what is the tree about?’ You wouldn’t know how to answer that question. It isn’t the right question. The tree wasn't ever about anything. It was just beautiful. Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once).

In 1993, Dad phoned me to see if I wanted to go for coffee. She had those glasses that look like butterflies. Walking over to the mall, he was talking about Kyle. Most of the time you couldn’t see my sister’s eyes because of her glasses. You know why Kyle is my friend, Daddy? he said. Because I like his name. I think eventually, for whatever reason, you have to give up everything. You have to say, I am not this and I am not that.

I should have just sent the book back to the library, but the whole reading experience was sort of like being on a. .Jan 03, 2014 Josh Luft rated it it was amazing.

I should have just sent the book back to the library, but the whole reading experience was sort of like being on a bad date. You know there's no future, but every now and then the guy will say something really interesting, like: The meeting room has the smell of a classroom. The smell of years of children being frightened into submission. Ken Sparling's fantastically titled Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall is a novel about a modern family man-his feelings, actions, prised entirely of vignettes.

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This book is so beautiful and magic. It's the best book to come out of the ninties.

What else can I say? I love him. 0. Report. one of the best books i've ever read. com User, October 24, 1998. This book is so beautiful and magic. Ken Sparling has such an understanding of modern life that opens your soul & face. Reminiscent of the groundbreaking work of the "Beats". com User, July 24, 1998.

From Ken Sparling’s intro: “When someone asked me what Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall was about, it felt like I’d seen a beautiful tree and struggled to describe it to someone, only to have that someone say: ‘Yes, but what is the tree about?’ You wouldn’t know how to answer that question.

1st ed. by Ken Sparling. Published 1996 by Knopf, Distributed by Random House in New York There's no description for this book yet. Published 1996 by Knopf, Distributed by Random House in New York. Fiction, Young men, Fathers and sons, Fathers and sons - Fiction.

Ken Sparling is 36, lives in Ontario, works in a public library (he drove a bus before that), has a wife named Tutti, a.

Ken Sparling is 36, lives in Ontario, works in a public library (he drove a bus before that), has a wife named Tutti, a preschool son named Sammy. The daily life of these three-breakfast, meals, TV, going to work, using the car, going to bed-fills these slender and often rather dismal pages, while underneath, it seems, there lurks a profound angst the cause of which, nevertheless, remains unclear. Whether Tutti and he stay together isn't spelled out, but Sparling's book-long tone of self- pity on the way to this irresolution can sometimes be amusing as literary satire (& want the weather? Watch the weather network.

It was just beautiful. From the introduction by Ken Sparling show more

When someone asked me what Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall was about, it felt like I'd seen a beautiful tree and struggled to describe it to someone, only to have that someone say: 'Yes, but what is the tree about?' You wouldn't know how to answer that question. It isn't the right question. From the introduction by Ken Sparling show more. Format Paperback 150 pages. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.


Comments: (6)

anneli
I really, really enjoyed this book. It has been a while since I read it (think I read it back in early 2013) but I couldn't put it down. Forgive me for the details- I'd love to give a more thorough review but my mind is full of details of other books.
Centrizius
This book is so beautiful and magic. It's the best book to come out of the ninties. Ken Sparling has such an understanding of modern life that opens your soul & face.
Kekinos
While working in a bookstore I spotted this interesting little book and read it in one sitting.What impressed me was the unique style in wich it was written.Almost as if the author left a sheet of paper in his typerwriter and casually added a paragraph or two as he was living it.My only regret is that there isn't anymore to read.It's refreshing to see an author willing to throw away the "traditional" method of writing , stick his neck out , and bare his soul.Granted this book is not for everyone , but if you have an interest in literature that is off the beaten path , then this is one for you.
Axebourne
Sparling is some kind of genius. His work is transcendent, opaque, difficult and wonderful. His reinvention of prose is magical to witness. This book got a great review in the Toronto Star, but the US-based Amazon bookstore doesn't seem to have too many reviews from outside good old America. Buy Sparling, buy Canadian!
Alianyau
As pointless as a bankrupt browsing in a mall. Sparling needs something to write about.
Mullador
Ken Sparling is my favorite writer. What else can I say? I love him.
Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall download epub
Literary
Author: Ken Sparling
ISBN: 0517193779
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Literary
Language: English
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing (August 19, 1997)