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Werewolves in Their Youth by Michael Chabon
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Mar 07, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, shorts
Read in March, 2012

I like the way Chabon writes, but didn't care about most of his characters in this collection, which made it hard to read in places. I'll award bonus points for "Werewolves in Their Youth," "Spikes," (maybe "Son of the Wolfman" should be included here, too; I still can't decide how I feel about it), and definite highlights were "In the Black Mill," and Chabon's knack for the occasional perfect phrase, but I wished far too many characters would just die and be gone for such a short collection. Of course, my expectations for this collection might have been a bit unreasonably high, given that I read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay first. Oops.

[4 stars for the not-entirely infrequent hints at something better than it was and the way bits of it are going to stick with me.]
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