Night Side Tales None
I like when the character is introduced, you read as a simple description, and later you go, Ah, she was referring to the characteristics of X type of person It s like you read a description of the recipe without knowing what the meal was, and after you cooked it you realize in fact what you were cooking was a simple pound cake.
Yeah, I liked it Any book that can end a story so abruptly that I throw the book across the room before I can even catch myself, deserves a repeat performance I think the story was oh fuck I don t remember The one with the woman in the doorway And the teacher, I think Shit, who knows I never even read it.
The title story is terrifying Several of the others are interesting A few were difficult to finish.
Questa raccolta di quattro racconti di Joyce Carol Oates stata la mia prima lettura dell autrice E subito parto con un grande punto interrogativo.Mi piaciuto E proprio questa la domanda a cui non riesco ancora a dare risposta, nemmeno dopo aver riletto alcuni passaggi ed averci riflettuto sopra un p Innanzitutto mi parso di aver letto quattro racconti di quattro autori diversi Nel primo, Le Vedove, si percepiscono l ansia e lo smarrimento della protagonista ed in un certo modo anche la leggerezz [...]
Night Side is a very early collection of JCO published in 1977 All of the stories were previously published in various magazines.I thought Night Side was okay but not on a par with her later such as Heat and Other Stories 1991 I particularly enjoyed the title story, Night Side, The Widows, Lover, Bloodstains and The Thaw.Unlike her later collections Heat and Other Stories , no story really stands out I probably won t remember any story I read a week from now There are stories in collections like [...]
It pains me to give this 3 stars Individually, most of the stories are solid 4s But taken as a whole, the collection starts to display some faults that the individual pieces don t a certain sameness of the subject matter, and a tendency for the stories to finish weakly, sometimes seeming to simply stop rather than come to an end.I remain a great fan of JCO s short stories, and would recommend most of the ones located herein I m just a little disappointed in the book as a whole.
Read this over time Mostly bored by the stories it seems like very little happens in most of them I d read the first story some time ago and it was terrifying, but aside from that most of the stories were barely a story.
Stephen King recommended book Noted as important to the genre we have been discussing from Danse Macabre, published in 1981.
Another ancient paperback, worth reading.