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A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
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Jan 31, 2010

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I wanted to love this book because Moore is a phenomenal writer, but her overabundance of metaphors and similes were just too distracting. The characters were not compelling and for 3/4 of the book, nothing was happening. There were too many major events that came out of the blue, and were then quickly dismissed. Every once in a while there was a sentence that made you want to cut it out of the book and paste it on the wall because Moore is that good at writing about the human condition, but the novel format just doesn't work for her. She should stick to short stories.

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