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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013 (2013)

by Laura Furman(Favorite Author)
3.91 of 5 Votes: 1
0345803256 (ISBN13: 9780345803252)
review 1: It's always really difficult to rate a collection. There are stories that I really love and others that are not quite my cup of tea. This collection has a number of really good pieces that I enjoyed reading. By far, my favorite is Ayse Papatya Bucak's "The History of Girls." Every line is powerful. The images...wow!! The subject matter is painful but she handles it with such fierce imagery and care. The entire time reading the piece, I knew I was in expert hands. I look forward to reading more from Bucak.
review 2: I received this book from Goodread Givaways. It contains a very fine collection of short stories selected by judges that have a very talented eye for talented writing. Several of them I found interesting, amusing, and/or entertaining to read. Other's
... more were boring, bland, and easily forgotten. I was actually a little disappointed by the handful of short stories that didn't catch my attention or liking, considering the amount of talent that should be on these pages. I'm not necessarily a picky reader, but many of these were not well-suited for me. less
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Solid, unsurprisingly. Some were a bit pretentious but there were some gems, as well.
A few are top-notch, but overall meh with a side of eh.
Will review as soon as received. Thank you!
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