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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.
Beautiful use and composition of language. Great characters and storyline.Published 2 months ago by Brenda Reynolds
There is nothing gay about any of the three novellas which should be edited down to short stories - too much repetition and rehashing of the same thoughts and events.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Two of the three novellas have moments of magic, but they never come together as a story, and have little cohesion as a collection. Read morePublished 2 months ago by E. M. Rice
I liked the first story very much. the characters were interesting,the situation unusual. The second one was just okay. The third one was long and boring. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ricky
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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 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 5 months ago by Anne Yost