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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2003

    For Munro Fans and patient readers

    I am a confirmed Munro fan; her stories invariably leave me more aware of life's absurdities and our capacity to handle them, but I can see how new readers of the author might be turned off. Her settings and observations are rarely welcoming and her narratives like those of an eccentric aunt which, while at first you listen to politely with more than a little skepticism, you come to revel in their velvety richness and want to read more, and read again.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2001

    A Story Feast

    Reading Alice Munro stories is like enjoying a picnic with a group of beloved though eccentric relatives. The experience is rich, memorably stuffed with sensory and psychological detail, and when it's over, you inhale and look away, feeling sated yet pleased, looking forward to the next occasion.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2001

    Power to the women??

    When I first began reading this book, I thought that it was going to be about the enpowerment of women and how women can be strong through all their trials with men. But this book this made women look like a bunch of weaklings. I read story after story where all of these weak women didn't stand up for their rights and ggot walked all over by these no good men. Maybe she was using reverse psychology to send the message that women aren't supposed to be weak. The book just got frustrating because it was like reading the same story over and over again.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2000

    Disappointing and infuriating

    After hearing so much acclaim about Ms. Munro and even after reading the first story in the colleciton, I held high expectations for the book. Howver, I soon became infuriated and disappointed. Ms. Munro constantly uses weak female characters, which both offends and alienates me as a reader. In addition, after reading so many of her stories, I came to the conclusion/opinion that her stories all have the same basic conflict but with different character names.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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