Friday, May 20, 2011

Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro

I am awed with Alice Munro’s ability to make the unfeasible and misinterpreted choices of her characters seem almost relevant. We all tend to make parallel decisions in our lives that seem like lunacy to those not involved in the situations. Alice Munro has a tendency for plunging into the sordid underbelly of a person with her writing. She explores our addictions to love, to cruelty, to our anxieties and to parts of life that seem inconsequential to those around us. I thoroughly loved this book and all the stories. I did not get a few parts having not been in the situations or not being able to imagine myself in the situations but the book was still enjoyable.

3 Stars

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