The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan

The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan I m one of Timothy Gager s big fans Robert Olen Butler Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction As the son of two psychoanalysts I feel qualified in diagnosing Timothy Gager as a very sick human being a

I m one of Timothy Gager s big fans Robert Olen Butler, Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction As the son of two psychoanalysts, I feel qualified in diagnosing Timothy Gager as a very sick human being and a fearless writer His prose is odd, mordant, and disobedient Read him at your peril Steve Almond, Author, God Bless America Stories The Thursday Appointments of B I m one of Timothy Gager s big fans Robert Olen Butler, Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction As the son of two psychoanalysts, I feel qualified in diagnosing Timothy Gager as a very sick human being and a fearless writer His prose is odd, mordant, and disobedient Read him at your peril Steve Almond, Author, God Bless America Stories The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan is a gangbusters novel, its characters sharply defined against a backdrop both tense and funny Bill Sloan is the therapist no one wants, especially since you might say he needs therapy than his patients This is a great read Rusty Barnes, Author, Reckoning, Co Founder, Night Train Magazine Timothy Gager blasts another beauty of twisted humanity at its best in The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan Gager steers us like a bird without wings through this hilarious and strangely familiar brood of characters, accelerating and diving down into the intricacies and mania of our own inner pathos Get a copy Meg Tuite, Bound By Blue

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  1. Timothy Gager is the author of fourteen books of short fiction and poetry Every Day There Is Something About Elephants, a book of 108 flash fictions, was released by Big Table Publishing in 2018 He s hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts since 2001 and was the co founder of The Somerville News Writers Festival He has had over 500 works of fiction and poetry published and of which thirteen have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize His work has been read on National Public Radio Timothy is the Fiction Editor of The Wilderness House Literary Review, the founding co editor of The Heat City Literary Review A graduate of the University of Delaware, Timothy lives in Dedham, Massachusetts and is employed as a social worker A graduate of the University of Delaware, Timothy lives in Dedham, Massachusetts and is employed as a social worker A graduate of the University of Delaware, Timothy lives in Dedham, Massachusetts and is employed as a social worker.

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  1. Timothy Gager s character, Bill Sloan, is an amoral therapist who happily violates every therapy taboo and gets away with it The writing is funny and quick, and each chapter is packed with action This book is a rapscallion romp through the the life of perhaps the worst therapist ever a wolf in sheep s clothing who gets his comeuppance Or does he Hmmmm


  2. I like the word innovative in place of experimental, especially when talking about fiction and especially when taking a better look at Timothy Gager s novel The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan.Like any good innovative work, the novel has an immediate, almost built in, structure option therapist Bill Sloan s Thursday appointments Through this prism, Gager imagines and offers us a look at a variety of extreme characters, each reflecting in some way parts of ourselves, if we re reading closely [...]


  3. The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan is the dark, comedic, story a man whose job it is to help people, but in reality, Bill is inept, sarcastic, inflexible and stagnant For Bill, each and every day represents something to get through Bill s patients are seen in a serious, yet humorous way throughout the book.The novel opens at the funeral of one of his patients, Gary, whom he had very little involvement with in a therapeutic way At the funeral you meet Hanna, a beautiful young woman, and the [...]


  4. Bill Sloan might be the world s worst psychologist, but don t tell him about it He s got enough on his plate dealing with his own anxieties and inadequacies let alone the problems of others in Timothy Gager s fun filled, zany story, The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan Gager is brilliant the way he sets up this novel and weaves the characters in and out of the story, which, as one can guess from the title, starts with the appointments that he has on Thursday However, that s just the beginning [...]


  5. Timothy Gager achieves an incredible feat in The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan The style and structure is innovative and experimental, yet Gager somehow weaves together the lives of this cast of misfits without ever losing the forward momentum of the larger storyline This is a brilliant story that dives deep into the human condition Reading this book will make you think everyone in the world is simultaneously crazy and the most sane person you know It s a difficult read at times because of [...]


  6. The Thursday Appointments is a crazy book about crazy people It wasn t really my type of book, but I think that fans of experimental fiction will really enjoy the unique structure and insane characters literally that Gager brings to light in his novel Gager took some risks here and his writing rings with a certain desperate truth though the book is clearly rooted in dark humor, an earnestness hovers just below the surface and keeps the story from being overwhelmed by its outlandish characters Re [...]


  7. This book is such a fun romp that it s easy to overlook just how good the writing is Gager weaves an impressive amount of highly developed, individualized characters into a gripping and entertaining storyline effortlessly, but the reading is so enjoyable that I only realized that going back to think about it I just chewed right through, loving every minute I ve been a fan of Gager s writing for a while, but I think this is really some of his best work.


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