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Collected Stories by Paul Theroux
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May 07, 2009

really liked it
Read in May, 2009

Strange if interesting book. The first half of the book contains poignant stories of relationships (usually sundered) and relationships that are near cloying but not enough to make one sick. And then there are stories that end abruptly without point - like they are a Sinfeldian account of what happened in someone's life on a given day - any day.

The second half of the book is quite funny in that it is set in two diplomatic outposts where the main character is stationed (Malaysia and London). The characters are well teased out and the storyline is well limned and quite the fast read. Nice!!
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