Short Cuts

Short Cuts

Selected Stories

Book - 1993
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Gathers the nine stories that were the basis for the Robert Altman motion picture.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1993.
ISBN: 9780679748649
Branch Call Number: CAR
Characteristics: 157 pages.

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Jan 08, 2018

Its hard to find the right words to denounce this vulgar set vulgar stories of the most common sort of people. The stories have little twists to them that make them a bit surprising or interesting (the O. Henry trick of the trick ending), but there is little else to them; the characters are disgusting, plots gross, vocabulary extremely limited (and without the saving features that redeems minimalist writing styles), and sentences over plain and over simple (its a good book for those wishing to improve their English language skills). The only two stories that I thought were okay were "Will you please be quiet, please?" and "So much water so close to home".

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