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The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates
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Jan 23, 2012

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Read from January 23 to 24, 2012

There's something about Oates' writing style that just mesmerizes me. When I read her, I walk aroung my real life with her book playing in my head. But that feeling, while wonderful, is what caused my problem with this book - it doesn't translate well to short stories. They were never long enough for me to fully be carried away...

That said, this was great. The stories were creepy and unsettling in a way that only Oates can manage. I couldn't put it down and it only doesn't rate a much higher rating from me because of the above and the fact that I've never been a short story person.

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