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My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me by Kate Bernheimer
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May 29, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: borrowed-by-me, fantasy-sf, judge-a-book-by-its-title, shakespearian-plot-line, short-stories
Recommended to Valerie by: Emily Merrifield
Read on May 29, 2011 , read count: .3

You would think with my attention deficit that I would like short stories, but I don't...it takes me at least a twenty pages to really focus on a book or story...so, although I love fairy tales...this book was actually more of a collection of short stories, and so it was difficult for me to engage. I read about 5 of them, and found them all so precious and pretentious that I could not continue. Although, I read all of the author's notes on their stories, and found those very interesting. I skipped to a few author's I knew, but couldn't engage well with those stories either. I shall try something else, this is obviously not the right time for this book.
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