This books was recommended by a book club member and was required reading for one of our meetings.
I actually began skimming portions of the book just to get to the next story, hoping I might find a character I actually like.
Wells writes from the gut while consistently turning out masterful twists of language, image and simile.
I don't usually have bad things to say about books, but THIS was an exception. This collection of short stories never makes contact and leaves a reader feeling bored and fidgety... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alt
The stories contained in this book are well crafted. Each story drew me in until the last sentence. Some of these short stories leave you wanting more; leave you wondering why the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Susan Copple
Let me start by saying, fairly, that I am not a general fan of short stories. It often feel like they're a "tease," you get introduced to a story and/or characters and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. Dieng
Nine short stories of relationships, status, and control are characterized by sharp writing and a good eye for metaphor. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JP Mac
I would recommend this to anyone I know. There is a story for everyone. Beautifully written and very eye opening.Published 2 months ago by kaz
Wells Tower is an excellent sentence writer--his prose is incredibly readable. He, like much of the literature of turn of the last century, uses this line by line excellence to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. D. Varn
The short stories were well written and entertaining, but very depressing. All of the stories seemed to end on a negative note, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, just that I... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nicholas Zachman
This book is slow and hard to read. The stories do nothing to make the reader like, or for that matter dislike, the characters at all. Read morePublished 7 months ago by thatmanphil