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Rather a mixed batch of stories, ranging from the poor to the interesting. This is certainly not Toibin's best work. Very uneven.Published 2 months ago by Stephen M Finn
I think Colm Toibin is a brilliant writer. One of my favorites. His psychological portraiture is so deft, and his worlds are so atmospheric and precise that being immersed in them... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sally Schloss
He writes in a voice that is calm and poetic, honest and brutal. You feel you are with his characters in a very personal way. Read morePublished 8 months ago by gejnpa
I don't think many readers like Colm Toibin. Maybe some of them are too young to have experienced the events and emotions that Toibin
depicts. Read more
I did not find The Empty Family Stories my kind of reading. I am a bit of a die hard when it comes to finishing a book so I did read the entire book. It was not a page turner.Published 19 months ago by Constant Reader
Big disapointment. A collection of pointless stories. Good heavens what waste of time. Nothing worth reading in this book and certainly not worth spending any money to buy. Read morePublished 20 months ago by gran
It should come as no surprise that Colm Tóibín admires Henry James; Tóibín, after all, wrote a novelization of James’ life, The Master. Read morePublished 24 months ago by scoundrel