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What don't I get? The praise heaped upon this writer, that's what. Back in the days when I worked to earn a degree in Literature, my focus had been on short story writing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by StudMuffin'sGal
Been following Miss Oates for a long time. This is a great collection..Published 8 months ago by Jim Madole
Numerous short stories well worth the cost. Personally, several of them really left me saying "then what happens" but perhaps that is the nature of short stories. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Marge's Opinion
Oates is considered one of the best writers of all-time not just because her stories are enthralling but because they tip-toe the line between mainstream literature and Gothic. Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by Branden Crom Jr.
I was very disappointed because I am a Joyce Carol Oats fan but this collection disgusted me. Why so much violence? Not one likable character. Read morePublished on April 14, 2013 by Eileen Fitzsimons
I've read many of her novels and feel she is very accomplished and original. I like having story collections on my Kindle.Published on February 3, 2013 by zoe
This is the definitive collection from the most vital short story writer of the late 20th Century.
Glossing over the new stories (which are good as well), I'll go straight to... Read more
Didn't know she was that good. Was aware of her from the Sixtes, but never took her up. Couldn't believe that someone so prolific could have that much to say, so I dismissed her... Read morePublished on February 15, 2011 by rustam
I could get less than half way through the book. The stories were uniformly depressing, and in some cases felt toxic, with violence, cruelty and insanity. Read morePublished on May 16, 2009 by Myrl J. Miller