Monday, February 1, 2010

"The dynamism in a novel is dependent upon plot; the plot makes the thing go. The dynamism in a collection of linked short stories can, of course, hinge on plot. But it can also lie elsewhere—within the movement of the stories themselves; in subtle alterations in tone; in a change in perspective; in the ending of one story and the beginning of the next, so much more of a bump than a mere chapter ending can provide."
--from Clare Dederer's review of Amy Bloom's story collection Where the God of Love Hangs Out. For more, click here.

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