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Ten Women Who Shook the World: Stories

3.18 of 5 stars 3.18  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Across a series of vivid, untamed landscapes Sylvia Brownrigg's characters wander in search of the obvious--love, fame, a good recipe for canapes--as well as the less obvious. In "Hussy from the West" the narrator undertakes a long erotic quest for satisfaction; in "The Bird Chick" a visionary organizes some unusual park inhabitants for a bold experiment in
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 7th 2001 by Picador USA
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Very disappointed. This book is a compilation of 10 stories, each written about a special woman in the author's life. The problem is that the stories were just too abstract. It just didn't make any sense! It was as if the author took a certain personal chunk of the women's lives and wrote about that. I felt like I was witnessing an "inside joke" but she forgot to explain the background.

Since I really liked Pages For You, I trudged through this book, but if any other author had written it I would
This book has been at work, so I decided to read it. I wasn't really a fan of it. The story I liked most in it would be the bird chick. The least, would be (I think it's called) Husky Hussy or something like that.
I thought this was a horrible book. I read the first 2 stories and put it down because it was not exciting. There was not anything keeping me tied into the stories at all.
This book was really confusing and I felt I was on the outside of an inside joke the entire time I was reading it.
Amazon is a fantastic short story that has the potencial of multi volume saga compressed into a few pages.
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Sylvia Brownrigg is the author of 5 works of fiction, including the novels Morality Tale and The Delivery Room. Her work has appeared on the New York Times list of Notable Fictions, the LA Times books of the year, and she has won a Lambda award for fiction. She lives in Berkeley with her family."
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“I've been called promiscuous. Not a pretty word, is it? Makes you think of the gloop that comes out of your nose or what comes up your throat when you're gagging, if you're trying to swallow down something you didn't necessarily mean to swallow. Promiscuous: your face has to pucker when you say it.

I prefer to think of myself as an adventurer. Charting the souls of so many of god's creatures, and of the floaty beings that populate the land of notions. It's a job. It's a calling. It takes strong thigh muscles, intelligence, cunning, a good pair of boots. It takes heart, in fact. The heart to stay on. To not be defeated.”
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