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Jess Walter

3.7 of 5 Votes: 2
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Books by Jess Walter
Beautiful Ruins (2012)
3.7 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: A lovely, lovely book that achieves that almost-impossible goal of being hopeful and a bit heart-warming without being schmaltzy. The narrative plays with structure and timeline, jumping back and forth from the '60s to the present day, using various story-telling techniques like ...
We Live in Water (2013)
3.91 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I don’t often enjoy collections of short stories – I prefer the long form where you can get really involved with the characters. But here Jess Waters does just that – involves the reader with each and every one of his characters so that you feel you’ve been reading about them for...
The Financial Lives of the Poets (2009)
3.68 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: The writing is fantastic as are the characters. Well now that I think of it only the male characters are fantastic, because as usual with Walter the women come across as weak, easily-manipulated, victims or plain stupid. A surprising thing I have found when I have read any of Jes...
Don't Eat Cat (2012)
3.45 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Walter introduces a clever premise here, mashing up zombies with a dystopian future. The haves and have-nots are divided into regular people and soul-sapped quasi-zombies who are exploited in low-wage jobs and once in a while eat cats. The premise is ripe to satirize pretty muc...
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