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User Review  - stef7sa - LibraryThing

Many of these "stories" are more like short observations and, to me, not very special ones at that. A few do make you smile, most leave me indifferent. Not my cup of tea. Read full review

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User Review  - mausergem - LibraryThing

Lydia Davis is a short story writer. She was awarded the Man Booker International prize in 2013. She from her writing seems to be a middle aged woman recently divorced with identity issues. Her ... Read full review

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User Review  - thatotter - LibraryThing

These stories are long on ideas and word choice, and they're short on plot. Her writing reminded me of a lot of things at different points, from Amy Hempel to Borges. Occasionally I'd read something ... Read full review

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User Review  - rmckeown - LibraryThing

Ion Trewin, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, explains the idea behind the Booker Prizes on the official website. He wrote, "From the very beginning of what was originally called the ... Read full review

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User Review  - EnriqueFreeque - LibraryThing

Jorge Luis Borges wrote summary abstracts of novels that don't exist. Samuel Beckett wrote novel-abstracts that do. Lydia Davis writes abstracts of an abstract's abstract. Some push ten to fifteen ... Read full review

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i don't understand why the other reviewers despise this book so much, sans the fact that these stories do not follow a traditional format.

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