Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Dancing in the Movies” as Want to Read:
Dancing in the Movies
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Dancing in the Movies

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Now back in print--a prize-winning collection of short fiction from the acclaimed author of Mystery Ride. Written in spare yet vigorous prose, with barely contained heat, these six gripping stories depict men and women struggling with guilty impulses or tested by extreme situations.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by Plume (first published 1986)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Dancing in the Movies, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Dancing in the Movies

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Morgan
Jun 28, 2015 Morgan rated it it was ok
Shelves: short-stories
I loved Boswell's most recent novel, but this collection of short stories fell flat for me. White male authors dealing with race issues baffle me a bit.
Scott E
Jul 14, 2010 Scott E rated it really liked it
The opening story, Little Bear, is moving and a bit frightening but kicked this collection off nicely. The next three entries level off to average. The final two, Flip Flops and The Right Thing, are top notch. Flip Flops is about a man who tries but fails to save a drowning man while on vacation. The moments after he climbs out of the water are bizarre and shocking, and make this story quite memorable. The Right Thing is easily one of the best stories I've ever read. Centers on a Vietnam vet who ...more
Joanna
Aug 01, 2015 Joanna rated it really liked it
I have, to be honest, read only the first story. But I remember it well, even after two months. I remember the feeling of it. It was an odd story, eerie--and isn't that feeling-that-won't-go the best possible measure of a good book?
Brad
Brad rated it it was amazing
May 20, 2016
Shane F
Shane F marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2016
Brandon
Brandon marked it as to-read
Mar 17, 2016
Ben Beerbaron
Ben Beerbaron rated it liked it
Jan 19, 2016
Mike
Mike added it
Nov 05, 2015
Jim Leblanc
Jim Leblanc rated it really liked it
Sep 25, 2015
Jacara Chas
Jacara Chas rated it really liked it
May 18, 2015
Jonathan Danielson
Jonathan Danielson rated it it was amazing
Apr 19, 2015
Brian Brennan
Brian Brennan marked it as to-read
Dec 07, 2014
Sisyphus
Sisyphus rated it really liked it
Jan 28, 2015
Ann Mckinney
Ann Mckinney rated it it was amazing
Mar 06, 2014
Mike Coakley
Mike Coakley rated it liked it
Dec 26, 2013
Ruth Conrad
Ruth Conrad rated it really liked it
Sep 04, 2013
Bonnie
Bonnie rated it it was amazing
Aug 30, 2013
Kbreadit
Kbreadit rated it really liked it
Aug 15, 2013
Susan
Susan marked it as to-read
Jun 06, 2013
Edward Gibbs
Edward Gibbs rated it really liked it
Dec 02, 2012
Cass
Cass rated it liked it
Mar 01, 2014
Floydd Elliott
Floydd Elliott marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2012
Hugh Beshers
Hugh Beshers rated it really liked it
Jul 28, 2012
Karin
Karin marked it as to-read
Jul 13, 2012
Sandra
Sandra rated it it was ok
Apr 24, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
220918
Robert Boswell is the author of eleven books, including The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, a story collection with Graywolf Press, in April 2009. His novels: Century's Son, American Owned Love, Mystery Ride, The Geography of Desire, and Crooked Hearts. His other story collections: Living to Be 100 and Dancing in the Movies. His nonfiction: The Half-Known World, a book on the craft of writing, ...more
More about Robert Boswell...

Share This Book