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User Review  - albertgoldfain - LibraryThing

A broad variety of characters with a fairly unified perspective. Overall a very readable collection. Almost any of these could be expanded into a novella, but they all work as potent short stories. Read full review

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

The two short stories I read are "Four Calling Birds, Three French Hens" (p 111) and the incredibly sad "People Like That Are the Only People Here: Canonical Babbling in Peed Onk" (p 212). "Four ... Read full review

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User Review  - megantron - LibraryThing

June 19: only a few more stories to go. not a fan of the beginning stories, but I'm starting to like it a lot more some of the descriptions fall flat but some are wonderful like this one from ... Read full review

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User Review  - RandyMetcalfe - LibraryThing

Amongst the twelve stories in this collection are, arguably, a few of the finest examples of what is possible with the short story form. The others are just very good. These might be construed as ... Read full review

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User Review  - tandah - LibraryThing

So bleak, and for me ultimately unremarkable. Bad things happen to most of the characters and if not they're crippled with some emotional problems. Undoubtedly well written, but for me that's not ... Read full review

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User Review  - BobNolin - LibraryThing

Just recently began to explore short stories, as part of my learning to be a writer. In the past, I didn't really like the form: the stories were short and unmemorable, for the most part. Also, I ... Read full review

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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

best by far was people like that about a baby with cancer. i remember it from the new yorker Read full review

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User Review  - lindap69 - LibraryThing

insightful, sometimes darkly humorous stories about the lost and unhinged in America - masterful use of language Read full review

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User Review  - tonidew - LibraryThing

As fine a collection of vignettes of dysfunction, and melancholy humour as I've ever read. I love Moore's voice. Very Highly recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - Cyndie - Goodreads

I needed the first few stories to acquire an affinity for the authors style and pace. About half-way through the book i found myself more inclined to enjoy the frequent use of clever phrasing that is ... Read full review

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