"Art and arson, the poetry of D. H. Lawrence and pulp pornography, hero-worship and sexual debasement, totems and taboos - out of narrative elements like these National Book Award-winner Joyce Carol Oates contrives a startling, suspenseful tale that turns a sunny idyll of New England campus life into a lurid nightmare."
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Review: BeastsUser Review - Matthew - Goodreads
Joyce Carol Oates first ticked me off years ago when I was leafing through the 'Oxford Book of American Short Stories', which she edited. In her introduction to the flawless Flannery O'Connor story 'A ... Read full review
Review: BeastsUser Review - Devarsi Ghosh - Goodreads
I can safely say that this is the worst book I've ever read. It's so silly and stupid, and to think of the 'advance praises' on the cover...I can't put my irritation into words. I had heard good ... Read full review