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by Margaret Atwood
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Cecily's book reviews
Cecily's book reviews rated it 8 years ago
Lots of VERY short but thought-provoking pieces. They are varied, though many involve common Atwood themes (relationships, environmental catastrophe, heaven and hell, women). Some are quite poetic and a few are actual poems; there is an allegorical riddle, or perhaps it's a riddling allegory. There ...
vnorthw rated it 9 years ago
I both liked and disliked this collection of stories. There were some with a dark sarcastic kind of humor that I loved, and there were some that I, honestly, just didn't get.There were several shorts that made me think and really spoke to me, and I've gotten quite a few favorite quotes from this re...
The Ninja Reader
The Ninja Reader rated it 9 years ago
I am in love.I don't know what I like more about this book - the sparse prose, the elegant sentences, or the fact that each and every one of those stories somehow resonated with me (or my life) in some way. I realize that there is definitely more to say, but my complete ignorance of styllistical app...
Intensely Focused
Intensely Focused rated it 13 years ago
I liked it, particularly the story about cat heaven. The story on orphans was interesting too. It's a difficult book to describe since it's composed of short stories/musings usually only 2-3 pages long.
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it 14 years ago
Wildly uneven collection of fictional essays. Atwood's a great writer, but a lot of these feel to me like warm-up exercises rather than finished products. The long poem about Mom is heart-wrenching, and the essay "Our Cat Enters Heaven" is hilarious. Interesting and kind of like peeking into your fa...
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