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Good Bones and Simple Murders - Margaret Atwood
Good Bones and Simple Murders
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In this collection of short works that defy easy  categorization, Margaret Atwood displays, in  condensed and crystallized form, the trademark wit and  viruosity of her best-selling novels, brilliant  stories, and insightful poetry. Among the jewels  gathered here are Gertrude offering Hamlet a... show more
In this collection of short works that defy easy  categorization, Margaret Atwood displays, in  condensed and crystallized form, the trademark wit and  viruosity of her best-selling novels, brilliant  stories, and insightful poetry. Among the jewels  gathered here are Gertrude offering Hamlet a piece  of her mind, the real truth about the Little Red  Hen, a reincarnated bat explaining how Bram Stoker  got Dracula all wrong, and the  five methods of making a man (such as the  "Traditional Method": "Take some dust off  the ground. Form. Breathe into the nostrils the  breath of life. Simple, but effective!")  There are parables, monologues, prose poems, condensed  science fiction, reconfigured fairy tales, and  other miniature masterpieces--punctuated with  charming illustrations by the author. A must for her  fans, and a wonderful gift for all who savor the art  of exquisite prose, Good Bones And Simple  Murders marks the first time these  writings have been available in a trade edition in the  United States.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385471107 (0385471106)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Pages no: 164
Edition language: English
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MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it
5.0 Good Bones and Simple Murders
I think it's a curious coincidence (and also quite fitting) that I started reading this right about the same time I (finally) started listening to the podcast Welcome to Night Vale.It's been over ten years since I first encountered Atwood's story "Happy Endings," and it has stuck with me. It was act...
Cheryl's books
Cheryl's books rated it
5.0
This was like a peek into Atwood riffing on ideas, plots, themes. It was like she was auditioning them, seeing what she could do with them, exercising them, putting them through their paces, marking them off with a stopwatch -- go! Wonderful.
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
4.0 Good Bones and Simple Murders
Atwood at her funniest. I loved the first half more than the rest of it simply because it was funnier. I was in the mood for funny things and reading about how you can bake or sew yourself your man went inside better than the dark stuff afterwards. I know even the hilarious parts have deeper meaning...
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