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message 1: by Wim, French Readings (new) - rated it 2 stars

Wim | 846 comments Mod
A bit late, time is running for our 2018 Short story tour!
For this first August read, you can download Henrietta Rose-Innes's short story Poison here (pdf-file).

It's a short one, so we should be able to catch up. Enjoy reading!

message 2: by Wim, French Readings (new) - rated it 2 stars

Wim | 846 comments Mod
I read Poison yesterday evening and I am not sure what to make of it, especially of how it ends. I don't know either why Lynn is acting in such a foolish, defiant way. Doesn't she realize the potential danger? Why does she refuse the chances she has to get away?

message 3: by Anetq, Tour Operator & Guide (new)

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Just read it - it's a very quick read even if the theme is rather dark. I think it's a quite interesting story and exploring the psychology of those who choose to stay behind, refuse to be evacuated. Not that we get an explanation as such.

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