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Actually a 3.5. Funny, and a banger of a sentence every 10 pages or so, although some of it hasn’t aged well.
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Terrific Mother by Lorrie Moore
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The opening is stunning - sudden, violently shocking, expertly written. The rest fails to live up to it, although I do like the premise, i.e. exploring not just the possibility of life continuing after such an event but also _how_ the life continues. ...more
Laura and 19 other people liked Lotte's review of Terrific Mother: Faber Stories:
Terrific Mother by Lorrie Moore
"The first page packs a punch. The rest of the story feels like it just kind of meanders along. It's expertly written and the story's aimlessness mirrors the main character's inner turmoil really well, but makes for a bit of a disappointing reading..." Read more of this review »
Philomena by Martin Sixsmith
" This is really disappointing. Narrative non-fiction is SO good when done well - In Cold Blood, anyone? - but it requires obsessive attention to detail ...more "
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Neil Gaiman
“Stories, like people and butterflies and songbirds' eggs and human hearts and dreams, are also fragile things, made up of nothing stronger or more lasting than twenty-six letters and a handful of punctuation marks. Or they are words on the air, composed of sounds and ideas-abstract, invisible, gone once they've been spoken-and what could be more frail than that? But some stories, small, simple ones about setting out on adventures or people doing wonders, tales of miracles and monsters, have outlasted all the people who told them, and some of them have outlasted the lands in which they were created.”
Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

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