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Lucy Corin is an assistant professor in the English Department at James Madison University.
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Obras por Lucy Corin

Associated Works

The Apocalypse Reader (2007) — Contribuidor — 195 exemplares
The Writer's Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House (2009) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 50 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2017) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest (2015) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
New Stories from the South 2003: The Year's Best (2003) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Fairy Tale Review: The Violet Issue (2008) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares


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at some point this book started feeling super in love with itself and its own twee cleverness, and stopped being interesting wrt its apocalyptic story telling. it saved itself in the end, and I'm glad I finished it, but I probably would've enjoyed it more if it was 10-15 more traditional short stories about a variety of world ending events, instead of a hundred paragraphs or one page items that mostly went nowhere at all. McSweeney's!! I WILL NEVER ESCAPE.
kickthebeat | 2 outras críticas | Nov 1, 2020 |
Ehhh. For some reason I just couldn't get through the apocalypses. The first three stories were very cool and weird, and the 4-star rating is bases solely on those, because I put the book down a quarter of the way through the apocalypses.

The Eyes of Dogs was great, especially considering I'd recently read [b:Tinder|18113422|Tinder|Sally Gardner|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1377691535s/18113422.jpg|25440424] which is based on the same fairy tale. Madmen was totally weird in a really creepy way - I didn't really enjoy reading it necessarily, but it was worth reading.… (mais)
katebrarian | 2 outras críticas | Jul 28, 2020 |

"Mean, the word itself, means run-down, stunted. Mean means mean. Huts and shacks. Brain stem responses. But it does not come down to raw stupidity. I didn't think of it in so many words, but I know I felt meanness connected to that place. The school, the town, the rumors of the city, the whole notion of the whole state seemed to conjure meanness. Right about that time, someone in Chicago was putting cyanide in Tylenol, so someone in Miami started putting antifreeze in mouthwash. But it's not a particularly bad place, where I lived. Mostly, it's just more obviously bad than other places. It's the kind of place where people take flying lessons before they hijack a plane. Mostly, we didn't have much money, and it's not that money keeps people from doing mean things to each other, but if you have money it's a lot easier to shut yourself off ina castle, and it's a lot easier to feel safe from other people's pain, which is the great majority of it anyway, other people's pain, no matter who or where you were."

… (mais)
uncleflannery | 3 outras críticas | May 16, 2020 |

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I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you!

I was immediately intrigued by the title (and especially this A history for girls part). I really liked it and wanted to know what kind of story this would bring. The problem is however that even some days after finishing the book, I still don't know what I read...

Sure, there are psychokillers, all throughout the book. There are short stories around them, but I kind of lost what their connection to the bigger story was. I mean, it's not a collection of short stories, it's a novel after all. But the narrator's story didn't seem that important or at least I couldn't connect to it. I didn't know where that story was going or why. I don't even know how to describe it in a comprehensive way...

It won't come as a surprise when I say the main character felt a bit flat, I would have loved to get to know her a bit better. Because of course, there is a lot of violence in her neighborhood, but there just has to be more to her than that...

The writing was sometimes very beautiful, but at other moments a bit too poetic for my liking. I think there will definitely be people who really like this book, but it wasn't for me...
… (mais)
Floratina | 3 outras críticas | May 26, 2016 |


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