Literary reviews by Tim Love.
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Wednesday 7 May 2003

"Now that you're back" by A.L. Kennedy (Vintage, 1994)

Over 200 pages of short stories, and this is only one of several books that she's written! 'A Perfect Possession', 'Armageddon Blue...', Warming my Hands and Telling Lies' did little for me, but at least they were unsatisfying in different ways. There was quite a lot to like elsewhere, and I was happy to see the story form stretched in 'The Mouseboks Family Dictionary'. There's humour (in e.g. 'On Having more Sense') and enough variety in the stories. The 1st person voices sound a little too samey though.

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