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The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield
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Aug 01, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: canonical, twentieth-century, classic, siy14, short-stories

The second volume of short stories by Katherine Mansfield that I've read this year. I find them way too placid and languid to read. With so little action and such subtle character development they're soporific. However, the effect diminishes completely when listening to them being read aloud. We're invited into these little vignettes of people's lives and see how the events "out there" affect the characters' inner lives. Still not my favourite type of short story but I give 'em an 8/10.
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Reading Progress

August 1, 2010 – Shelved
September 1, 2010 – Started Reading
September 2, 2010 –
page 7
4.4%
September 4, 2010 – Shelved as: canonical
September 4, 2010 – Shelved as: twentieth-century
September 4, 2010 – Shelved as: classic
September 6, 2010 –
page 14
8.81%
September 19, 2010 – Shelved as: siy14
November 2, 2010 –
page 20
12.58%
November 4, 2010 –
page 34
21.38%
November 5, 2010 –
page 54
33.96%
November 7, 2010 – Shelved as: short-stories
November 7, 2010 –
page 88
55.35% "Much easier going as an audiobook."
November 9, 2010 –
page 102
64.15%
November 13, 2010 –
page 107
67.3%
November 16, 2010 – Finished Reading

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