"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 - Mindy - Goodreads
Wow...just wow!! This little book packs a punch. It is so beautifully written I could have quoted the whole book. Highly recommend! Thank you Danielle for the rec. and the loan. Read full review