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10 thoughts on “Chaos

  1. says:

    I didn’t write the review of Chaos for a long time as I tried to decide what I really think about this book. I still am not so sure. This is a collection of short stories with old age and fading as the strongest themes. There were parts that I enjoyed and ones that left me not disturbed but… disheartened, I would say. Is White’s world, or the world of the old so love-deprived? Was that just my sentimental mood while reading or was there really only place for lust, passion, brief infatuations that only intensified the feeling of emptiness when they faded? Or maybe it was the lasting impression from the first story, that I liked the least. Every one that followed was better, although the title novella might be perceived as interesting with its portrayal of deeply flawed characters, that for me felt almost inhumane at times (and the ending which I read as proving the narrator’s unreliability in a way confirmed that in my opinion.)

    The best story was in my opinion “Record Time”, showing the narrator’s passion for music. Reading it was a pure pleasure. I also liked friendships, mostly with women, depicted in the stories and the women’s characters were the ones I found most interesting and vivid. When it comes to style, I believe it to be really enjoyable, honest and natural. Apart from some of the sex scenes. It’s not that I perceived them as shocking, no, I read too much fanfiction, nothing can shock me probably. But I’m used to different way of showing sex, both one filled with love as well as nasty one… Here they didn’t sit well with me.

    Generally, I would say these stories might be great for some readers but I didn’t feel them. I remember more of the surroundings of when I was reading this book than the stories themselves. But they made me want to go back to Turkey (my second favourite story) so there is also that.

  2. says:

    I'm sure it's been said before, White writes about one character: himself. By now, he must be as confuddled as the reader to try and distinguish between what is real and what is literature, fact and fiction of a self. I can't help being fascinated with this essentially self centred voice who has such a gift for observation of the world and people around him whether it be NY, Paris, Istanbul or Naxos. As he ages, White is now dealing with the fears, obsessions, foibles and troubles of an older man who hasn't lost his eye or appetite for a handsome hunk. Well written and sexy, warts and all.

  3. says:

    Not his best, but not his best is still better than most.

  4. says:

    Before I start the review, I want to mention that whoever reads this collection of Edmund White stories, would also enjoy Skinned Alive as it is another collection that explores homosexual relationships. The difference between the two is that Chaos focuses more on the older gay generation.

    I've read quite a few of Edmund White's books and so far the main characters have been described as young, virile and attractive. Coming of age or coming to terms with issues such as AIDS, HIV etc. But what I really enjoyed about these stories is that the perspective shifts between characters who are older (In their sixties on more than one occasion) and this was new to me as I am not used to characters (in general and especially in gay novels) to be old. It was different and eye opening to see life and aspects of life through ageing characters.

    Each story is completely unique, but linked with the same themes that make up the collection. All of them have their own distinct voice and I never felt distanced from them. There were even a few twists in some of the stories which caused me to see the story I had just finished reading, in a whole new light.

    The last story, 'The Creative Writing Murders' was intriguing from the very start of it, and although it is short, it is brilliant and leaves a lasting impression on the collection as a whole, down to its...I don't even know how to put it, but it stands out and although it still includes the main themes, I see it as set aside from the other stories, but for very good reason. It finished the book of perfectly for me.

    Each story contains its own gems and I already want to read certain points and phrases again.

  5. says:

    This is a collection of texts: a novel, that gives it's title to the volume, and five stories, two of them fairly short. Common to all or nearly all the texts, the theme of old age, in addition to the usual White's topics.

    The novel, Chaos, is where we find the usual characteristics of EW's writing, including his autobiographical tone. I mean, I do not know if what is there exactly matches the author's biography, but one of his talents is precisely this, to write with a voice so likely that we are led to believe or accept that in fact it corresponds to the writer's life. There is this kind of tone that is usual in White, an almost total identification between author and narrator. As I said, I do not know if it is pure fiction masquerading as biography, but this is not important, what matters is that the quality of the literary artifice, and, of course, what it provides to readers.

    Chaos is sometimes a poignant story about the aging process, on how we will gradually adapt to the limitations of old age, but especially the way one resists (or not) psychologically to all changes that come with age and the fact that we have to deal with the physical decline and with the prospect of death. All this done with a kind of honesty and rawness that is usual with White, particularly in what regards to sex.

    The remaining texts in this edition are there to prove that EW is an author of many and diverse talents. I particularly liked the story The Good Sports, which tells the story of a couple of friends, an English woman and an American man, who decide to spend their retirement in a Greek island. Much of the story focuses on a visit to Turkey when all sorts of misunderstandings did happen. This is a beautiful story about friendship, or rather the love without sex, and its limits.

  6. says:

    This was one of those books that I neither liked nor disliked--I just couldn't get into it. It was good for a couple of quotes, that's all:

    "My mind is like one of those big baskets rural grandmothers used to keep full of scraps of cloth and ribbon to amuse little girls before the era of commercial toys. I can just dip in at any moment and find odd associations, memories, imaginary dialogues, sexy scenes, translation problems, moments that make me wince and even a few that make me smile with a sense of quiet triumph."

    "She withdrew into her pale blue chamber which at night, all six wall sconces alight, glowed like the inside of a pine branch on fire."

    "What's wrong with you? If you're going to dwell on the past it should at least be a viable memory."

    "Fiction was constructed haltingly out of memories, actual or at least convincingly real, hybridized out of scattered recollections."

  7. says:

    Very autobiographical, to the point of reader discomfort, which I enjoyed, the edginess of it. One of the stories bored me a bit. It wasn't as dark as the other ones. Also, I didn't identify with the main character much, or maybe it made me uncomfortable like aging makes us uncomfortable, the reality of, These are the last few decades of my life, and there's not much I can do to change my life's course. Whereas in another story, it's the same problem, only it has a horrific feel to it. Again, I liked the edginess.

  8. says:

    I liked two stories ("Give it Up for Billy", and "A Good Sport"), and fragments of the other two ("Chaos" and "Record Time"). If you have read his other books, you will think that White probably uses a lot of his life in his fiction, sometimes for effective and funny (somewhat cynical) results.

  9. says:

    The best way to describe how this book made me feel is "uncomfortable." Not necessarily just the indiscriminate, risky, and raw sex, but the emotional implications of how we age and what that means for our sexual, emotional, and physical selves.

  10. says:

    You're repeating yourself again, Edmund

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