We Were The Mulvaneys (The Perennial Collection)
Pages no: 454
Edition language: English
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, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
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This review is way too long, and riddled with spoilers. I need to include them in order to explain how truly awful this book is. Please consider my review a public service announcement. ******** Michael and Corinne Mulvaney have four children- three sons and a daughter. Together, they are THE...
I found this at a church book sale. I figured I should read at least one Joyce Carol Oates book before I die, so this one got the nod. Apparently, I didn't choose as wisely as I might have, but then I didn't really have the opportunity. It's what the church book table had the day I got the idea. Thi...
I'd tried Oates before: her novel Black Water as well as some of her short stories. Just never clicked with her. Oates still leaves me cold after this soap opera. Much of her style irritates me. Oates overuses the exclamation point. She indulges too often in the post-modern habit of piling on list...
A subtly constructed work that should receive a national award. I compare her to Franzen yet she offers readers more meaningful fare than he does...and in my mind that makes Oates superior to Franzen.
In a book where none of the characters appealed to me, Joyce Carol Oates somehow wrote a book that I liked. Half-way through, I considered abandoning it because the misery, the utter hopelessness was too much and the characters living in the book were too annoying. I struggle with Michael Mulvaney, ...
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