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Time Flies and Other Short Plays by David Ives
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Jan 26, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: am-lit, dramas
Read in January, 2008

The second Ives’ collection, Time Flies, has the same verve that All in the Timing has, but lacks the same inventive punch. Many of the new collection match the highlights of the first (particularly Degas C’est Moi, Captive Audience and Arabian Nights) the same pithy repartee, the same joke per second ratio, and makes someone involved in theater (even a small high school theater in the Himalayas) begin to imagine all manner of possibilities. But others lack the same punch, perhaps because they punch too hard, contain a great deal of absurd sexuality (Mystery at Twikinham Vicarage) or profanity (Babel’s in Arms). The same things I loved from Ives’ first collection are in abundance here, but the missteps are steeper and the spread from “Love it!” to “leave it” more palpable.
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message 1: by Elizabeth (new) - added it

Elizabeth ahhh... what happy memories : )

I need to get this and catch up on the ones I haven't already read.

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