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Like practically everything else in Lorrie Moore's novel, the title A Gate at the Stairs is a metaphor.
My main problem was that I had a hard time connecting with the main character Tassie, but I really really wanted to.
Individually, they're well-drawn characters - but the plot's lacking and the writing's too complex for the story.
I though there were just too many analogies and references that were just contrived. You just had to wait too long for something to happen and than the situation seemed absurd.Published 16 days ago by Honey Heller
One of the worst books I have ever read.... It was painful to read because the story keeps going off on a tangent and it just makes no sense at all... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Patricia
Did not like this one. Insulting the readers' intelligence. She is a writer with fabulous ability but sadly this is not an example of it.Published 1 month ago by nb
I just finished a book that made me laugh and broke my heart.
Somehow I have made it to the year 2014 without reading a book by Lorrie Moore. Read more
I really enjoyed this novel as it is well constructed and well written. From the start there is a niggling sense of impending doom. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alumine Andrew
A 322-page Life Lesson book -- similar style of "The Goldfinch."
Writes Lori Moore: "We loved our lives more than we ever knew, and at the end felt the... Read more
A wonderful story which lingers.. Slightly marred by over-description. Love her short stories too!Published 3 months ago by David Edwin Kemp
This was a very clean copy at a great price that was shipped very promptly.Published 4 months ago by N. Bennison
Nicely written, but a bit slow. Needs a bit more explanation of how the turn of events truly effected the character.Published 4 months ago by Christina