Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Too Much Happiness By Alice Munro

More from the author who writes about the "dull, simple, amazing and unfathomable -- deep caves paved with kitchen linoleum."

If I had to sum up this book in just two words, I would choose "bleak" and "addictive."  Nobody writes a story like Munro, and while this isn't my favourite short story collection by her, a book by Alice Munro is a guaranteed good read.  I was surprised to read several with male protagonists in this collection.

The Observer has a few in-depth articles on Munro, including a 2009 review of this book.

Purchased at: Booksmarts, K-W's own version of The Book Vault.
Started: Friday, May 25
Finished: Monday, June 11


Rachelle said...

Hey Lindsay,
What Alice Munroe would you recommend as her best? I recently gave her a second try and read Who Do you Think You Are, which was good but not great imo. I also read it in it's entirety before realizing it was a collection of short stories. I thought the chapters fit together a bit haphazardly and I kept waiting for a plot loop to be completed at the end! Silly me. :P

Lyndsay said...

The Lives of Girls and Women. Hands down, best ever!!!