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Selected Stories by Alice Munro
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it was ok
bookshelves: abandoned

I have read about halfway through this book and am going to have to set it aside. I can appreciate the literary quality of Alice Munro's writing, but I don't enjoy her stories. It's not that I have to enjoy everything I read, but I haven't cared about or identified with a single character very much. None of them are very memorable.These stories are dreary and devoid of any joy, humor, hope or beauty. Every romance and marriage fails. There's a lot of cynicism here. I can see why Munro's stories are critically acclaimed, but they're not for me. It seems like if you've read one, you've read them all. Give me a Wendell Berry story over one of these any day.
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Reading Progress

June 13, 2015 – Shelved
June 13, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
September 3, 2015 –
September 3, 2015 – Shelved as: abandoned

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