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Monday, April 21, 2014

Another Dubus III novel

Dirty Love
Dirty Love

By: Andre Dubus III

Genre: fiction

Pages: 304

Published: 2013

Read: April

3.5 out of 5

This novel is a collection of short stories. I do not normally like short stories, so I have conflicting feelings on this book.  I am a huge fan of Dubus’s writing style and this latest book does not disappoint.  The stories, for the most part, are complete, interesting and entertaining. I have always enjoyed Dubus’s ability to shock me; maybe not with the main plot – sometimes as small as a character’s reaction, but it’s always there.  I kept expecting the shocker to be revealed in the entwining of the novellas, but instead the stories barely touch. I was waiting for something more, especially with this description, “In these linked novellas in which characters walk out the back door of one story and into the next… (summary on book jacket)”.  I’m still a huge fan of Dubus and give Dirty Love a “better than average” star rating.

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