Book Reviews of The Darts of Cupid : Stories (Vintage International)

The Darts of Cupid : Stories (Vintage International)
The Darts of Cupid Stories - Vintage International
Author: Edith Templeton
ISBN-13: 9781400032365
ISBN-10: 1400032369
Publication Date: 3/11/2003
Pages: 320
Rating:
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3.3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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I am not usually a short story reader, or a reader of literary fiction for that matter, but there is something very compelling about Temptleton's writing. I picked the book up for a peek and ended up reading the title story in a fast gulp. The rest I dabbled through more slowly. Europe in the first half of the twentieth century had such a strong, particular flavor to it, and it sings through these stories (which is not surprising from a good author who seems to have lived in so many parts of it!). The prose is not flowery or overly verbose, but very well nuanced -- I suppose that would be ideal for short stories. Very interesting book, especially for the ambience.
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Well written... I am just not a great fan of war-time reminiscences.