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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Interesting.

Although it begins slowly and eerily, it does eventually unfold. The stories are connected in an interesting way, and it is up to you to see it either as one big story or a bunch of little ones. It was easy to relate to most of the stories in some way, and this made for...
Although it begins slowly and eerily, it does eventually unfold. The stories are connected in an interesting way, and it is up to you to see it either as one big story or a bunch of little ones. It was easy to relate to most of the stories in some way, and this made for a relaxing read. I recommend this to those who have ever lived in a small town.

posted by Anonymous on December 6, 2011

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Midwestern Malaise

This book bored me to death. There are some wonderful sentences here and there, but I guess I'm just not cultured enough to like books without plots. Malaise: The Midwest Edition would have been just as suitable a title - I honestly don't see why this is considered on...
This book bored me to death. There are some wonderful sentences here and there, but I guess I'm just not cultured enough to like books without plots. Malaise: The Midwest Edition would have been just as suitable a title - I honestly don't see why this is considered one of the most influential books of all time.

posted by violentdayzie on July 2, 2011

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  • Posted May 22, 2011

    Interesting but bizarre reading.

    This book was nothing at all what I had imagined. I haven't read it all as yet, but so far, it has been somewhat interesting as a collection of very short tales of various small town people and their ideosyncrasies. The writing style is nothing like any other I have noticed before, although one might see certain resemblances in the writings of Chekhov and Katherine Mansfield. I can't say that I can relate to most of the characters or to the situations portrayed, which might be why the tales seem interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2004

    Good characters, interesting stories, but...

    The stories were intriguing and the character development was good, but, my Lord, the writing! The passive language was so bad, I found myself picking up a pen and editing the text while I read. Didn't they have copy editors back in 1919? Still, I enjoyed the book, even though I found the writing style hard to handle at times. All in all, I give it a positive review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2003

    Lost something in the Audio 'translation'.

    I wish I had read the book first...the audio version failed to move me. The readers, famous as they may be for their own work, are NOT performers..they were not able to bring the stories alive..they seem pretty uninterested and really untalented. Wonder how much they were paid for their individual 'performances'? Oh well... Might I suggest a REALLY good audio book? Pepys' Diary, read by Shakespearean actor Kenneth Branagh...a great example of how an audio book should be done.

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