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It was so choppy and I still don't even understand how the second story really ended.
I really appreciated the author's writing style, especially how he was able to bring the reader right into the heads of his characters.
There were several times along the way I thought about stopping, but I wanted to see if it got better.
As much as I love Alan Gurganus for the most part (White People and Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All tops the list), I forced myself to slog through this one, hoping it... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Charles Green
Local Souls is a collection of three long stories/novellas that investigate how we deal with cataclysm in our lives. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J Martin Jellinek
I think he is a beautiful writer, but I kept wondering when the book would end. It just went on too long...Published 1 month ago by Deborah Evenich
It would be 4.5 as I truly loved the book but thought the ending went on a hair too long and found myself skimming pages at the end. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary Tallman
The book is actually three short stories that all take place in the same small town in North Carolina. There is very little connection between them, which was interesting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Anne Yost
Themes which were too close to incest and ignorance and drowning were salvaged because these three novellas are just such a good read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by frogpatty
This collection left me with many questions and wondering Why am I reading this? until I reached the third, and by far the longest, story, "Decoy". Read morePublished 4 months ago by Susan Drees
I am beginning to hate professional book reviewers. They describe books as writers, not as readers. I was lured into buying this book by positive notices in prestigious journals... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Local Souls is comprised of three novellas. The first, "Fear Not," concerns a couple who are not quite who they seem, and the tragedies and circumstances that brought them... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jack M. Walter