- Unknown Binding
- Publisher: Scribner (January 1, 2008)
- ASIN: B003F4IYVU
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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His mind is fertile and his style of writing is full of grace and feeling.
As author of five novels (including "The Heather Blazing" and "The Master"), this is his first book of short stories and it continues his theme of alienation.
Most of us liked the sex in "Three Friends," although we were slightly unsure about the ending.
this kindle edition didn't have a story that a reviewer said was in it, which was whole reason I ordered it as a kindle. So I was disappointed about that. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sheila B
good writer---some stories in this collection of short stories were interesting and some odd---the authors gayness comes out in creepy ways.Published 13 months ago by James H. Schultz
Just did not find the first two short stories fabulous. I have sons and know my relationship with each of my sons; different with each one. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ellie
this book of short stories by Colm Toibin is a good one. Toibin writes without wasting a word, he writes about Ireland and not the rich ones, usually, and their struggles to... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Renato Baserga
I felt that there needed to be more analysis. We need to understand how much of the person's feelings is affected by their culture and even by the therapist. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Roger Joss
Fascinating book of short stories. There are certainly mothers and sons in each story, however in some of them, I haven't found the connection. Read morePublished 20 months ago by tolartart
Despite the fact that I have not yet read all the stories, I know this book is by a very good writer and I have also been able to look up his name and learn how to pronounce it, I... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lorraine Collins