"A dozen stories that overflow with the danger, excitement, mystery and possibility of life...Carver is a writer of astonishing compassion and honesty...his eye set only on describing and revealing the world as he sees it. His eye is so clear, it almost breaks your heart."--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World
"Cathedral contains astonishing achievements, which bespeaks a writer expanding his range of intentions."--The Boston Globe
"A few of Mr. Carver's stories can already be counted among the masterpieces of American fiction...Cathedral shows a gifted writer struggling for a larger scope of reference, a finer touch of nuance." --Irving Howe, front page, The New York Times Book Review
"Clear, hard language so right that we shiver at the knowledge we gain from it." --Thomas Williams, Chicago Tribune Book World
"Carver is more than a realist; there is, in some of his stories, a strangeness, the husk of a myth." --Los Angeles Times
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nmhale - LibraryThing
Raymond Carver is a master of the short story genre, which he uses to depict middle class America and its issues. The characters in these story are hard-working men and women, working average jobs ... Read full review
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Quickly devoured this whole collection as well as some other Carver pieces from the New Yorker archive. Great characters with a depth and complexity matching those found in some of the best novels. Carver's reputation as the master of the short story is well deserved. Read full review