The Whore's Child and Other Stories

The Whore's Child and Other Stories

by Richard Russo
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The Whore's Child and Other Stories 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I feel sorry for the other two people who reviewed this book. They are so afraid of their feelings, all of their feelings, that when it comes time for them to experience real tragedy, they won't know what to do with it, creating even more problems. How happy do we have to be? Why can't we just cry when we read a book? What are we afraid of, really? Being labeled imperfect? Flawed? Well, welcome to the Human Race! If you only wish to have your 'pet feelings' (happiness, anger), go read 'Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus' or 'The O'Reilly Factor'. After you've hit bottom, come back to 'The Whore's Child'. Fiction like this is for real people. I'm glad to know Sister Ursula. She has relieved (however temporarily) me of the fear of abandonment by allowing me to feel what she feels, even if she is just a character. But what a character! God Bless Her! God Bless Richard Russo!
JustMyTwoCents More than 1 year ago
Worth Reading I picked this collection of short stories up at the library, just after reading Russo's memoir Elsewhere and found it interesting particularly because I could see in each story where he borrowed from his real life experiences and created fiiction. I found all of the stories worth reading, but the last one which centers around the life of a ten year old boy whose parents have separated and how the adult world is seen through the eyes of a child. Whether reading his short stories or longer works, I find Russo to be a moving and talented writer. 
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This is the first of Russo's books I've read, and I am very impressed with his imaginative and vivid writing. I am back for more!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
When you read the preview you are very interesting in reading the book. The book however is a mesh of several stories that may have been interesting if they were several different books, but I didn't want to read all of them at one time. I was very disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book starts off really boring! I think the only reason why people would read it is to hear about the child's family life! But I don't think I would buy this book. If I did it's because I only want to hear about the child'd life! But for other people, they might enjoy it! It's your mind not mine.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book and the last book I have read from this author. I tried to give this book an honest effort, but it was horrible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont wasted your money!!!!!!