Wednesday, December 06, 2006

137. "You Are Not A Stranger Here" ~ Adam Haslett


Deceptive in it simplicity, Haslett's ability to take a scene and write it to suit the tone, setting, personalities, besides details and descriptions, seduces the reader into following his Pied Piper call through the pages.

Several short stories, underlying themes of betrayal, sexuality, connection to the world and each other.

This is the novel to teach students what you mean by "every word counts." Amazing work.

4.75 out of 5.0 Zwiters.

1 comment:

Kristin Dodge said...

Note: I'm just getting a chance to write up the reviews between a job search and grading papers... bear with me.

I'll make it.