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At the Jim Bridger by Ron Carlson
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Sep 05, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: short-stories, to-be-reread
Recommended for: Short story lovers.
Read in September, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Found a copy at a library book sale. It's been sitting on my "to read" pile for a while. Finally picked it up. Really liked it. Gave it 4 stars and may move it to 5 on a reread. This is a really good collection of short stories but probably not one for readers who like to have a "conclusion" to their stories. A good example is the story "Gary Garrison's Wedding Vows." It tells a story but at the end some readers might ask "What happens to Mark and Juanita?" It tells a story but doesn't wrap it up at the end by saying, "And they all lived happily ever after." or anything of that sort. Hell, I wonder what happens to Gary. But that seems to be the point, to leave us wondering. What did that mean? Where do they go from here? To leave us thinking. I'm thinking that I'm going to read more of his work.
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