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My Life in Heavy Metal

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2003

    Great Stories!

    These stories are not only extremely well written, and often prolific, but fall-off-your-seat-laughing funny. Highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2002

    A book full of life with all its juices.

    One of the strongest features of the book for me was its compassion. Steve Almond truly loves his characters--deeply flawed, full of interesting warts and thorns and very full of juice. The characters themselves are fascinating. But the chief pleasure of the book is the author's ear for language. Read 'The Pass' (which won a Pushcart prize). I kept finding myself saying, 'Wow. I never thought of that way of saying it.' A terrific read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2004

    Read and reread

    My Life in Heavy Metal is one of the best short story collections I've read in a long time. Almond is funny and smart and brave, unafraid to be emotional without ever being sentimental. He writes about sex really well and that's tough to do. I read Candyfreak and found it a delight and that book led me to this. I can't wait for his next collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2004


    Extremely well written, and the order in which the stories are makes the book even hard to put down. My favorite story was Geek Slayer, Love Player I couldn't stop laughing throughout this story it was great! I reccommend this book to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2004

    Is My Life In Heavy Metal Worth Reading?

    People both on the Barnes & Noble and Borders websites, have been making out 'My Life In Heavy Metal,' by Steve Almond like it's the greatest book they ever read. Let me give you a different view: this book wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Almond, wrote twelve short stories of people who were in love or were in relationhips. The biggest disappointment were the characters. They weren't fully developed. Some of the main characters who narrated the stories didn't even have names. When characters aren't fully developed, the reader gets confused and it makes the story ten times harder to follow. In my personal opinion, this book should never have been published.

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