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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Snapshot Book Review: There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself

There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love StoriesThere Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories by Ludmila Petrushevskaya
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The same problem I have with most books of short stories: they all just end up sounding very similar, and I finish each story thinking, "Well, that was okay, although I'm not really sure what the point was...."

This book also suffered from either poor translation or poorly paced writing . . . or both. I got about halfway through and then finally returned it to the library.

Can anyone recommend to me an enthralling collection of short stories? I keep being disappointed!

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2 comments:

Ellen said...

Neil Gaiman's Smoke and Mirrors. It is the best

Allison Goldstein said...

Added to my Goodreads list!