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Burning Girls: A Tor.Com Original

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Excellent, but unexpected

This is a very short story, only 43 pages, but it is a very compelling read. There's really not much that can be said without spoiling it. It's definitely worth the little bit of time it will take to read it.

posted by 7223191 on March 28, 2014

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Most Helpful Critical Review

9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Sad tale

This story was well written and interesting, but was quite depressing. It was filled with tragedy without any redeeming message of hope to balance out the bad. There was not just one misfortune...this short story had everything from pillaging Cossacks and mobs destroy...
This story was well written and interesting, but was quite depressing. It was filled with tragedy without any redeeming message of hope to balance out the bad. There was not just one misfortune...this short story had everything from pillaging Cossacks and mobs destroying jewish ghettos to dead babies and tragic fires packed into it's 42 pages. Save yourself the misery and skip this one!

posted by hshust on March 31, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    Sad tale

    This story was well written and interesting, but was quite depressing. It was filled with tragedy without any redeeming message of hope to balance out the bad. There was not just one misfortune...this short story had everything from pillaging Cossacks and mobs destroying jewish ghettos to dead babies and tragic fires packed into it's 42 pages. Save yourself the misery and skip this one!

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Enjoyable and short

    I had fun with this one, my complaints are....it ended too quickly I felt it only touched the surface and did not go deep enough.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    Good

    42pages. Short story but well written. All except the ending, i liked. It was a bit abrupt. No clear resolution. Just an ending.

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  • Posted April 25, 2014

    Quick read

    A good story and a quick read. The story ended sooner than I would have liked. The author could have extended the story by telling more of what life was like in the new world and put in more about the personal lives of the girls. The ending is what gives the story its' title.

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  • Posted April 25, 2014

    Strange and Unsettling Short

    This is a story that will pull you in and then leave you disappointed.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

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    Good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Too short to become invested

    A short novella touching on the Cossacks invading Poland, surviving young Jewish women coming to America where they thought they'd be safe, and learning otherwise the hard way. It takes place around the time of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, and the story has women working in the factories being treated horribly. Part of the story has the girls fighting off demons with witchcraft, which I skimmed. Too short to become very invested in it, but not bad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    Ok

    Good story. I was a little confused at times due to the unfamiliar words and culture. I had a hard time diferentiating between real history and beliefs vs fiction. Good....but depressing.

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