The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

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Harcourt, 2007 - Fiction - 229 pages
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In "The Man Who Fought Roland LaStarza" a woman’s world is upended when she learns the brutal truth about a family friend’s death—and what her father is capable of. Meanwhile, a businessman desperate to find his missing two-year-old grandson in "Suicide Watch" must determine whether the horrifying tale his junky son tells him about the boy’s whereabouts is a confession or a sick test. In "Valentine, July Heat Wave" a man prepares a gruesome surprise for the wife determined to leave him. And the children of a BTK-style serial killer struggle to decode the patterns behind their father’s seemingly random bad acts, as well as their own, in "Bad Habits."In these and other stories, Joyce Carol Oates explores with bloodcurdling insight the ties that bind—or worse. The Museum of Dr. Moses is another chilling masterpiece from "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation).

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Blah. Didn't feel the stories had real endings. - Goodreads
She's big on plot, but little on style. - Goodreads
Some of her stories are clearly a writing exercise. - Goodreads
... it's a writing lesson. - Goodreads
... as I didn't see the ending coming. - Goodreads

Review: The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

User Review  - Juneau Public Library - Goodreads

If you've read anything by Joyce Carol Oates then you know she has that ability to change styles... her one consistency is the lack of cheerful stories or characters. This book is a collection of ... Read full review

Review: The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

User Review  - Carol Waters - Goodreads

The boxing story was surprisingly good. I don't care for the sport and didn't think I would care for the short story but it was well-crafted and carried the message effectively. The title story was ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

JOYCE CAROL OATES is the recipient of the PEN/ Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and the winner of the National Book Award. Among her major works are We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, and The Falls. She lives in New Jersey.

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