71 of 85 people found the following review helpful
Perfect introduction and will make you a rabid fan of Lydia Davis!,
This review is from: The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (Hardcover)
I first heard about her about two years ago when I read an interview in Poets & Writers; what I found most interesting was the way she loved to experiment with the form. Any aspiring writer would do well to study and enjoy this book, but anyone would love it because she is SO funny! Some of the stories are SHORT indeed, while others are much longer. My favorite so far is Sketches in the Life of Vassilly, but I have about 600 more pages to go which makes me GLAD I am just now discovering her!!!!!!!!!
I also love her crazy, obsessed female characters - they let me know that I am not the only headcase dealing with my relationships. LOL I can't say it enough, read and study, laugh and learn...the meaning of these stories is up to you but their impact will be stunning to anyone who picks it up!! What a lovely hardcover - don't wait for the paperback! You will read it a hundred times over before THAT comes out.
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Initial post: May 26, 2013 1:17:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2013 1:28:16 AM PDT
I'm not sure why you wrote this review when you'd read only about a seventh of the book and I'm not sure why it was received so enthusiastically when your appraisal was based upon a sampling; I know that more than once I've been mad keen on a book for the first half of it yet grew less and less keen as I read further . . .
Posted on Mar 31, 2014 12:31:44 PM PDT
now what says:
And yet a large majority found the review "useful." Go figure.
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