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Alison Moore
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 9 months ago
Whatever I wanted, it wasn't this clumsily constructed, overly contrived but largely empty story. Judging from the critical acclaim this novel received, I'm in the minority in seeing this particular emperor as naked. "He Wants" was The Observer Book of the Year in 2014, which asserted, ‘Moore ...
Books by the Lake
Books by the Lake rated it 4 years ago
The editor sent all his invited authors a writing prompt consisting of an envelope, looking as if gone astray, containing some odd document or object. I have to say, on the whole, I preferred the stories that used this item less literally. The opening story, "The Green Letter", used the arrival of a...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: winter-20142015, published-2012, under-50-ratings, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, lit-richer, contemporary Read from January 29 to February 06, 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03w3071Description: Ruth Gemmell reads a selection of stories from Alison Moore's atmospheric, an...
fromfirstpagetolast
fromfirstpagetolast rated it 6 years ago
Red Room - New Stories Inspired by the Brontes. Unthank Books 4 of 5 stars I was provided with a copy of this book from the publishers in return for an honest review. This is a collection of short stories written by award winning short story authors. Each writer was asked to create a story ins...
chapterseldomread
chapterseldomread rated it 7 years ago
Oh dear. This little Booker Prize shortlisted novel really is quite disappointing. Let's start with the positives though (and it's a biggy). The writing is brilliant. Short, sharp and clear. Moore really is accomplished. Unfortunately, with this particular story, the style leaves the reader sl...
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