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The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield
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Nov 16, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: canonical, twentieth-century, classic, siy14, short-stories
Read from September 01 to November 16, 2010

The second volume of short stories by Katherine Mansfield that I've read this year. I find them way too placid and languid to read. With so little action and such subtle character development they're soporific. However, the effect diminishes completely when listening to them being read aloud. We're invited into these little vignettes of people's lives and see how the events "out there" affect the characters' inner lives. Still not my favourite type of short story but I give 'em an 8/10.

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09/02/2010 page 7
11/07/2010 page 88
55.0% "Much easier going as an audiobook."
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