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Literary snobbery and other thoughts by Chris Blocker

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Someone to Watch Over Me: Stories

Someone to Watch Over Me - Richard Bausch Often in short stories, it seems that plot is sacrificed for the sake of coming across as more "literary." Sometimes it is done well, and I can applaud the author; afterward, however, I remember nothing of the story (oh, that was the story where Sally woke up in the morning, put on her make-up and... uh...)Bausch shatters this idea of the story-less story while remaining intelligent and relevant. Here are several stories that entertain the reader but do not compromise character development or theme.Personal favorites in this collection include "Fatality," "Valor," "Two Altercations," and "Par."