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When I read stories by Alice Munro, I feel as if her characters, who mostly live what one might call ordinary lives, represent the whole range of human emotions. Often, women in the stories in "Runaway" contemplate their possibilities. Sometimes they take a chance, sometimes they don't, but the things that happen are never ordinary. In fact, a word like "ordinary" is better reserved for the plentiful light escapist fiction that you can finish and cast aside, knowing it has nothing to do with anything real. You won't feel that way about anything Munro writes.
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Initial post: May 23, 2012 1:46:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2012 2:11:22 AM PDT
I'm a fan of your clear, fair reviews, for example of two books I'd read, Persepolis and Shalom Auslander's Hope. The one of Rita Dove's anthology was exemplary. I wonder, have you tried The Last Samurai (Helen Dewitt)? Thanks, 'M'!
Posted on May 23, 2012 2:37:54 AM PDT
And here's another thought, M
I note you started Trollope. If you only watch TV when bedridden (or not even then!) I still recommend you get hold of the Barchester Chronicles, possibly the BBC's finest hour. An improvement on the books? Well you tell me, but I'd think so
In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 4:41:17 AM PDT
M. Feldman says:
Thanks for the suggestions! I'm glad you like the reviews; I enjoy writing them. The BBC Barchester series is on my list for cold Maine winter TV viewing.
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