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User Review  - bluepigeon - LibraryThing

This could be a good intro to Winterson for those who are not familiar with her writing style and storytelling. I am not sure if I would recommend it to hardcore Winterson fans. Many of the shorts ... Read full review

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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

It's hard to know what to say about this collection of Winterson's short stories. The stories themselves are such unconventional, unexpected flights of realistic-seeming fancy, but her work is so much ... Read full review

THE WORLD AND OTHER PLACES: Stories, 1986-1999

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Astringently playful stories, written over 12 years, by the Whitbread Award—winning British novelist (Gut Symmetries, 1997, etc.). Though this first collection is brief, its author's talent isn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - iayork - LibraryThing

Each story could be a novel in itself: Winterson's fiction is compelling because she teaches a little bit about the physical world while at the same time leading the reader on a spectacular emotional ... Read full review

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User Review  - CarltonC - LibraryThing

An uneven collection of short stories that often border on 'clever, clever' ideas, striving for the timelessness of a fable by Borges. However, there are a few that work well, such as the simplicity ... Read full review

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User Review  - dancingwaves - LibraryThing

I wasn't disappointed with this book of Winterson's (she's become one of my favourite writers). She tackles some interesting topics, all while looking at our place in the world, as well as the risks we do or do not take. The language, as per usual, is beautiful. Read full review

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User Review  - eileansiar - LibraryThing

Enter the fecund mind of Jeanette Winterson, english writer, and land softly on an alien, yet vaguely familiar world, not science fiction yet not the short story writing found in Redbook. A Twilight ... Read full review

The world and other places

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

This work collects stories written over a 13-year period by Whitbread and E.M. Forster Award winner Winterson. A hallmark of her fiction is the avoidance of gender pronouns, resulting in a gender ... Read full review

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User Review  - a_forester - LibraryThing

Unforgettable images, scenes. The young aviator and his family nights of imaginary flights. Read full review

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User Review  - dilettante1890 - LibraryThing

A pretty solid collection of surrealistic stories from the queen of odd things. Read full review


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