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Joyce Carol Oates is always a surprise. Her writing style varies so drastically from book to book, and she can definitely be hit or miss. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Genevieve Speegle
jCO is one of my favorite authors. Have been reading her books for years. Glad that most of them are available for Kindle.Published 22 months ago by BARBARA SCIBELLI
One of JCO's stronger story collections. The first story alone is worth the cover price, as is the title story.Published 23 months ago by Okla Elliott
JC Oates has the almost creepy knack of getting under the skin of disturbed, and disturbing, characters, that throws an interesting curve to otherwise conventional tales of mystery... Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by J. Ang
These "tales of mystery and suspense" are more accurately described as stories about ordinary people pushed to states of desperation; the "horror" arises from the realization that... Read morePublished on October 6, 2012 by J Thomas
JCO is at her most delightfully grotesque and shocking here. One of the few people still able to surprise me when reading her Gothic, suspense, or mystery fiction. Read morePublished on March 7, 2012 by Cameron C. Stevens
I bought this specifically to read "Suicide Watch," but found myself hooked into many of the other pieces. Read morePublished on August 28, 2011 by J. Smallridge
Joyce Carol Oates has floored me with the best that short fiction could offer. With collections like The Female of the Species and Transgressions, she has written stories that... Read morePublished on December 9, 2009 by CoffeeGurl
I suppose some literary geniuses out there think it beneath an author of JCO's caliber to stoop to writing horror (which is what this anthology is-- ignore the "mystery and... Read morePublished on July 19, 2009 by S. Sommerville