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Remote Feed

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  65 ratings  ·  5 reviews
First published in 1998 and now available in a new paperback edition, Gilbert's stories stretch from war-torn Bosnia to a college sorority house to kill-or-be-killed Hollywood. His bold prose and perceptive wit paint a devastating picture of normal life on the brink of desperation and paranoia and his insights into the minor tragedies, disappointments, and desires that sha ...more
Published October 3rd 2005 by Bloomsbury USA (first published 1998)
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Chris Gager
Will be reading this along with "The Bloody Chamber". The first story is good. Seems a bit like Raymond Carver. The book itself is now 17 years from its initial publication. Let's see if it seems dated...

I'm enjoying the wide-ranging stories so far. Curious to see that the book has such a small presence on Goodreads.

Last night's story - "Girl with Large Foot Jumping Rope" - an uncomfortable and sneaky portrayal of desperate life-confusion(or confused life-desperation). Makes one uncomfortable re
Loved "Graffiti" about a guy who goofs on George Eliot to see whether a blind woman can tell what he's up to. One of the few really good stories to appear in The New Yorker. The rest of the collection Remote Feed is disjointed, but that one story is worth the price of the book.
Remote Feed is neither bad nor good. The stories were all entertaining, but nothing too impressive or even thought provoking.
Andrew Pagano
Wonderful. A thoroughly entertaining collection of stories. Not a dud in the bunch!
loved this author's style for short stories
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David Gilbert is the author of the story collection Remote Feed and the novel The Normals. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, GQ, and Bomb. He lives in New York with his wife and three children.
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