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Not the End of the World by Kate Atkinson
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Mar 07, 13

Read from October 24 to 26, 2011

I always enjoy Kate Atkinson's writing, and these stories are no exception. She smoothly weaves surreal/magical realist elements into her stories of ordinary people in everyday settings. If you have an affection for classical mythology, you will enjoy her use of gods, goddesses, and mythological events to add a layer of metaphor and magic to the experiences of her contemporary characters. If you are a fan of the Jackson Brodie detective novels, don't expect the same stuff here. These are distinctly short stories, with characters that recur and eventual connections revealed. Recommended.
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