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We Had No Rules by Corinne  Manning
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really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, queer, short-stories, own

A (deliberately) messy, very queer collection of contemporary short stories. The focus is on queer people as flawed humans; it emphasizes the (true) nasty things about our communities and characters' dark impulses, sometimes a bit too much for my liking. The tone isn't exactly cynical, but it can be harsh and unflinching. One story had a great sense of humour; I would have loved to see more. Very real, sharp nuggets of dark wisdom and observation -- particularly about white queers from middle class backgrounds.
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Reading Progress

November 27, 2019 – Shelved
November 27, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
November 27, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
November 27, 2019 – Shelved as: queer
November 27, 2019 – Shelved as: short-stories
December 10, 2019 – Shelved as: own
March 22, 2020 – Started Reading
March 24, 2020 –
page 121
63.02% ""When I wake up at night and I'm staring into the long tunnel of the dark, afraid that the way I see myself is not how the world will ever see me."
Oof."
March 25, 2020 –
page 157
81.77% ""I say this now with the kind of insight that comes after throwing away everything. ""
March 25, 2020 – Finished Reading

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