Book Reviews of Jenny and the Jaws of Life: Short Stories

Jenny and the Jaws of Life: Short Stories
Jenny and the Jaws of Life Short Stories
Author: Jincy Willett
ISBN-13: 9780312306182
ISBN-10: 0312306180
Publication Date: 9/14/2002
Pages: 272
Rating:
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3 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
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Very unique stories...I liked them!
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Quirky collection of short stories. Enjoyable.
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I ordered this book because David Sedaris wrote about how funny Willlett writes. Sorry to report it was disappointing. In fact, by the time I finished reading this book, I was pretty depressed! I had to read a Celia Rivenbark book to cheer me up. Willett's writing style was enjoyable, but her short story subject matters were real downers. Thirteen stories of gloom!

The only funny part of the book was the Forward by Sedaris. He writes, "What could replace the pleasure of a short story, and to what purpose? It's like replacing oral sex or chicken. I mean, why even try?"