Review: I really liked this--having loved the original book. But there just wasn't enough of it written before Ms.Burns died. Just a few chapters and some sketchy notes. Too bad. Read more
Review: Where the Heart Is was a very different read. The author grabbed your attention right at the beginning of the book by telling us about a young teenager who is pregnant and left stranded at a Walmart in a small town. Although the story had sounded very interesting, throughout the novel I felt very lost and at times I had to re-read sections of the book to really understand what the author was trying to say.
The characters in the book were very enlightening and they all had great qualities ... Read more
Review: “We don’t see people as they are. We see people as we are.”
Anais Nin, at her best, is a writer who presents snapshots of erotica, cleverly written, poetic and raw – she is the foremother of flash fiction. Anais Nin’s Little Birds is Anais Nin at her best. From the introduction – which is in itself a great story to read, telling as it does of her struggles for money amd the necessity of her writing erotica – to the last story in this collection, Little Birds is a collection of great stori... Read more
Review: "'Bad blood'! --what does that mean?" I asked, revulsed by the thought, and Mother said, "'Bad feeling.' basically," and I said, "But why call it something so ugly-- 'bad blood'? Ugh." My throat choked up as if the smell was with us in the room. "One day," Mother said ominously, yet with satisfaction, "you'll know." sweet Jesus, this was a disturbing novella.
SOME SPOILERS but nothing you won't find right on the back cover of the book
precocious 11-year old Josie and her int... Read more
Review: I don't recall why I picked this up in 2005 - perhaps because my mother had just died earlier that year. I was thinking about life and death and being the family's oldest generation in my 50s! This is insightful - heavy handed where I didn't need it or expect it, incredibly deft in surprising ways. Read more
Review: Es un relato de personas, personajes, autores y creación, del poder de los cuentos, de las historias, reales o no, en la vida de cada uno. Si tenéis oportunidad de leerlo, no la perdáis. Será un ratito muy corto, pero os quedarán frases e ideas como esta, que está al final del relato:
“Estuve a punto de preguntarle si me había tomado el pelo, pero enseguida comprendí que nunca me lo diría. Había conseguido que le creyera, y eso era lo único que importaba. Mientras haya una persona que se ... Read more