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2.0 out of 5 stars Bland Stories That Did not Pique My Interest, February 23, 2012
This review is from: In-Flight Entertainment: Stories (Hardcover)
In-Flight Entertainment: Stories is a bland book of stories that contains characters that are uninteresting and far from the reader's concern. The contents are made up of stories that read more like reports of small episodes or incidents in a person's daily life and have no drama that might spark the heart to beat faster. In one story a man's lover is more interested in the environment than she is in him. In another, a man loses his hearing and begins to experience internal sounds and perhaps even auditory hallucinations. These sounds tell him about his failure as a father. In yet another story, a man catches a squirrel and tries to decide whether to kill it or not while his wife reflects on the affair she's having, hoping her husband does not know about it.

I am a lover of short stories, cherishing Alice Munro and many contemporary short story writers. Ms. Simpson's stories just don't hold up to these and I'm sorry to say that I was very disappointed in this collection.
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Initial post: Feb 23, 2012 8:01:36 AM PST
Good stories done well are such a treasure! Sorry that this collection didn't measure up.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2012 9:04:38 AM PST
Bonnie Brody says:
Jill, It really was a disappointment. I'd been looking forward to it. Bonnie
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