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This latest book of short stories by Joyce is quite good.
I love her short story collections and have read some of her novels and novellas (and I still have some unread stuff by her on my TBR pile).
I can't think of a single book she's published since Middle Age that has been (yes, strictly in my opinion) any good.
I often judge a thriller or tale of suspense by how many times I miss my stop on the subway while ensnared in the serpentine twists and hairpin turns of the plot. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jim Algie
Read the 1st 2 chapters and gave it away. Nothing thrilling here. Just mean and pointless. Zero mystery, don't waste your time on these short stories.Published 16 months ago by dollfun
This was my 1st experience reading anything written by Joyce Carol Oates and I was extremely disappointed after hearing so many glowing reviews regarding her writing. Read morePublished on January 15, 2011 by L. A. Vitale
This short story collection centers around the workings of the female minds, from six years of age onwards. Read morePublished on June 5, 2009 by Yuni
This collection of short storis examines the capacity of women to do evil. Bringing us into the depths of horror, Oates's protagonists range in age, interest, and situation. Read morePublished on November 5, 2008 by LH422
The violence is gratuitous. pointless, and just plain stupid. As are these stories. A women commits the capital crime of being married to an older wealthy man. Read morePublished on July 13, 2008 by Nick C
The world portrayed in Joyce Carol Oates fiction is one filled with sudden violence, violence that more times than not comes at the expense of one of her female characters. Read morePublished on August 11, 2007 by Sam Sattler
I have been an Oates fan for 20 years or more--since I was a teenager and found my mother's copy of "Where are you Going, Where have you been? Read morePublished on March 12, 2007 by Liz Cary