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by Joyce Carol Oates
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Book Candy
Book Candy rated it 8 years ago
This was a short novella of JCO’s that follows college girls and their lust for a poetry professor. Simple enough plot, this was a little hard to get into at first but the ending was where Oates shined. I would recommend it, especially since it’s such a short read… however, not if it’s your first en...
Book Candy
Book Candy rated it 8 years ago
This was a short novella of JCO’s that follows college girls and their lust for a poetry professor. Simple enough plot, this was a little hard to get into at first but the ending was where Oates shined. I would recommend it, especially since it’s such a short read… however, not if it’s your first en...
NinthWanderer
NinthWanderer rated it 11 years ago
A well-written, at times beautiful, story of seduction, madness, death, evil and lost innocence that ultimately left me feeling ... nothing at all really.---Pg. 34 - "In love at a distance, so much has to be invented."If I'd read this a couple of years ago, I'd have collapsed into tears at that line...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it 12 years ago
I've enjoyed the few books I've read by Joyce Carol Oates. She always has some nicely dark edges to her stories and never bloats them with useless prose and description. When I first saw this one while nosing around here on someone's goodreads bookshelf the cover intrigued me and I knew I had to c...
debnance
debnance rated it 14 years ago
If Beasts were a movie, it would be rated R, R for raunchy and revealing and reviling and revengeful. The story centers on a young college student who falls in love with her writing professor and his wife. The professor reads poetry from D. H. Lawrence and exhorts his students to go for the jugular,...
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