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  1. says:

    In my uest to read everything John Boyne I picked up this most interesting collection of short stories In this eclectic mix of a dozen tales Boyne shows his prolific writing ability as he dissects the lives of a diverse gro

  2. says:

    I'm not a huge fan of short storiesbut I am a huge fan of John Boyne so had to read this collectionIt is really good my favourites are The Schleinermetzenmann Haystack Girl A Good ManBut they are all really good some are disturbing

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    This is a book of twelve shorts stories and I read this book in two days And that is going some as I am a slow reader but loved it so much I just couldn't stop readingThe themes are interesting mysterious and dark and one of them even

  4. says:

    Entertaining collection of short stories by John Boyne a master story teller

  5. says:

    I have to admin that I felt very disconnected with some of the stories While some of them worked well and had me

  6. says:

    What with Mr Boyne being uite inept when it comes to writing bad books this selection of shorter works is great

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    This was a really compelling short story collection and it was fun to read one of my favorite authors in a different medium My personal favorites were “Haystack Girl” “Rest Day” “The Vespa” and “Araby”which is a modern retelling of the beloved Joyce story my favorite from Dubliners this time about a youn

  8. says:

    John Boyne is my favourite author but this short story collection is very forgettable in my opinion I enjoyed 412 of the stories and I wasn't amazed by any of them

  9. says:

    While the collection is seeming aimed at showing beneath the surface many of the stories seem to arrive to the same end point illustrating the subject's detachment rather than probing the causes Perhaps the natur

  10. says:

    A collection of short stories set in Ireland or involving the Irish abroad this is another strong offering from one of my favourite authors The stories don't deal with the brighter side of life and some are downright grim as might be expected when dealing with subjects such as rent boys hit men war and murder but that's never put me

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The lengths we will go to in order to protect our families and the distance we will run to protect ourselvesDrawing on a host of enthralling characters – a farmer a cuckold and a teenager exploring his sexuality good parents bad parents writers and soldiers a student a rent. I have to admin that I felt very disconnected with some of the stories While some of them worked well and had me thinking about them the next dayThis is something I always find weird about short stories books They serve you well if you read one story and put the book down The moment you start the next story the previous becomes something very distant

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In this collection of twelve dark unerring and surprising short stories John Boyne Beneath the MOBI #224 explores the extremities of the human condition in all its brilliance and brutality The secrets we keep and the ways in which they shape us the impossibility of shared loss. In my uest to read everything John Boyne I picked up this most interesting collection of short stories In this eclectic mix of a dozen tales Boyne shows his prolific writing ability as he dissects the lives of a diverse group of character types following their daily routines revealing secrets of their sexuality prostitution incest infidelity revengepayback plain old frustration war and even murderwithout showing prejudice or placing judgement None are descriptively graphic Some stories are dark some sad some even humorous but most have no traditional real beginning or end They just explore what is and stop While Amsterdam my favorite with the incident at the Ann Frank house showing a father s anguish over people using cell phones at inappropriate times knowing they can kill and the last story Beneath The Earth by far the darkest John Boyne one of my all time favorite authors

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Boy and a hitman – Boyne examines the hopeful and the damaged without prejudice or judgementThis his first collection of short stories is some of John Boyne’s finest writing to date It includes ‘Rest Day’ which won the Writingie Short Story of the Year award in Ireland.. This was a really compelling short story collection and it was fun to read one of my favorite authors in a different medium My personal favorites were Haystack Girl Rest Day The Vespa and Araby which is a modern retelling of the beloved Joyce story my favorite from Dubliners this time about a young boy coming to terms with his sexuality falling for the older neighbor boy and being invited to his rugby match it perfectly captures the wistful sadness of the original I will admit I don t love them uite as much as his novels Most of the stories were uite dark and while Boyne is no stranger to darkness in his work I found many of the characters in these stories unsympathetic as compared to the characters in his novels that I love dearly I know lots of people enjoy unsympathetic protagonists but it s not my favorite Regardless the stories were great and I finished the entire collecti