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Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory
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Jun 23, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2014, future_library, nlb, stories-on-a-string
Read in January, 2014

I was comparing it to William Maxwell and during re-reading I realized that it has more difference after all. Maxwell's stories has this comfort in it, of time running in slowly stately quiet pace, whereas Loory's stories has the roller coaster feel, bringing you up and dash you down, black dark ambience where you not quite sure that everything will end well. Still loving it, but perhaps not for every mood.


I've finished reading only the first part then I have to return it the library. It's fine though because I know I'll hunt this book down and own it for myself and nobody will be allowed to borrow it.

Is it that wonderful, you asked? Well, these rambling marvelous stories reminded me of my most loved book, lThe Old Man at the Railroad Crossing: And Other Tales, only that it has more steel-grey and ultramarine edge on it and with an advantage that the author is still alive! Which means I can look forward for more in the future.

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01/16/2014 marked as: read

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