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Half in Love

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

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    Short Stories at their finest

    Maile Meloy is truly a master of her craft. I have read many of stories by this author and I am always amazed by how easily she is able to grip my attention from the very first sentence and carry me along with her for the entire journey, and this collection of stories is no different. They are touching, poignant and gripping. They change the way you look at and think about life and daily experiences. Meloy's stories stay with you long after they are completed and you have put the book back on the shelf. Each story is raw with emotion and really allows you understand the character's thought process in a short space of time. Meloy never shies away from the gruesome side of life, the natural turn of events, telling things the way they are in a way that most people would run away from. However, Meloy does this in such a way that you cannot help but turn the next page and see what she has in store for you next. The locales Meloy takes you to are by no means exotic, but they are not all dull or boring. Anything by this author is a must read for any short story lover.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2003

    Half in Love with 'Half in Love'

    I felt that this collection of stories was melancholy at best. I also felt that there were some general writing flaws that could not be overlooked, and they served as a distraction to what could have otherwise been a wonderful book of stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2003

    Not so good

    We chose this book for our book club, and it was declared a unanimous flop! Half of the members couldn't get through it, including the one with the english masters degree. We felt that the stories were unrealistic and overly dramatic. We also felt that as the stories progressed, it became easy to determine their theme. A few stories were good but many were not. We also encountered literary 'no-no's' and wondered how this book ever ended up being critiqued in such a positive light. It felt amateurish and over-the-top.

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