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Chris Blocker

Literary snobbery and other thoughts by Chris Blocker

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Home Fire: A Novel
Kamila Shamsie
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Arundhati Roy
Solar Bones
Mike McCormack
The Pastures of Heaven
James Nagel, John Steinbeck

Come to Me: Stories

Come to Me: Stories - Amy Bloom If it is true that a writer writes about what they know and that their first work is often semi-biographical, then Amy Bloom's life is a soap opera. He's sleeping with her who is sleeping with him, but he doesn't know that she is also sleeping with her who is sleeping with him, her, and her...Despite the constant theme of "Relationships Gone Wild", Bloom's stories are lyrical and engaging. I breezed through this collection in a couple of days. Several of the stories are interconnected, with different viewpoints, and I enjoyed these most. Come to Me is a very worthy debut.