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Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link
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Oct 12, 08

bookshelves: fantasy, short-stories
Read in October, 2008, read count: 1

Link's style grates on me in general. Most stories felt overwritten, with an over-reliance on techniques like inserted italicized sections of rhymes or fairy tales and formatting the story in list format. Most stories feel like they are trying to do too much.

I say most because there are a couple of stories that are utterly charming - namely, "Most of My Friends Are Two-Thirds Water" and "Louise's Ghost." Both of these feel more restrained and were more enjoyable to me. I wish they weren't buried near the very end of the collection; I almost didn't get to them.
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Reading Progress

10/08/2008 page 205
77.07% "Just finished "Most of My Friends are Two-Thirds Water" - liked much more than the rest of the stories thus far."

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