Book Reviews of Birds of America

Birds of America
Birds of America
Author: Lorrie Moore
ISBN-13: 9780571197279
ISBN-10: 0571197272
Publication Date: 1/1/1998
Pages: 291
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Faber Faber Inc
Book Type: Paperback
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I enjoyed this book immensely. Moore writes stories on a small scale, everyday occurances that seem simple but can break your heart at the same time. Her prose is plain, straightforward, yet beautiful.
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Humor, pathos, understanding.
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This in not a book about birds. It is a story about the lost and unsettled in America.
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Moore is a wonderful storyteller
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Excellent collection
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Contains my favorite short story ever!
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My writing professor says that Moore is one of today's best short story writers, but I don't see it. Nearly all of her characters are interchangeable between stories, nothing ever happens, and the characters are unlikable. I admit, of course, to occasional brilliant descriptive writing and the intrigue of reading about characters you desperately hope you don't end up like, but overall it's a very frustrating and uninspiring read.
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Very entertaining if you like short stories-- unusual characters and inventive storylines.
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My writing professor says that Moore is one of today's best short story writers, but I don't see it. Nearly all of her characters are interchangeable between stories, nothing ever happens, and the characters are unlikable. I admit, of course, to occasional brilliant descriptive writing and the intrigue of reading about characters you desperately hope you don't end up like, but overall it's a very frustrating and uninspiring read.
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My writing professor says that Moore is one of today's best short story writers, but I don't see it. Nearly all of her characters are interchangeable between stories, nothing ever happens, and the characters are unlikable. I admit, of course, to occasional brilliant descriptive writing and the intrigue of reading about characters you desperately hope you don't end up like, but overall it's a very frustrating and uninspiring read.