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Property: Stories Between Two Novellas | Lionel Shriver
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kathedron
Property: A Collection | Lionel Shriver
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(Anyone else have those little houses as a kid?)
There's two novellas here, bookending a collection of short stories, a couple of which surprised me by being a tad woman's magazine-ish. Let's face it, I don't suppose anyone goes to Lionel Shriver for feel-goods and uplift. None of her characters is revealed by her critical eye to be a shining paragon of humanity: everyone's a bit crap, really. Sharp, incisive, just shy of merciless, it's good.

TrishB Everyone‘s a bit crap 😁 love it. 6mo
BarbaraBB Great review. Really nailed Shriver! 6mo
Suet624 Spot in about Lionel. And yes! My grandparents had these houses. 6mo
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bekakins
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#bookspin #doublespin complete! @TheAromaofBooks it took me a while to get back into Shriver's writing style as it's very dense, and being thrown straight into a novella was a little heavy, but I really enjoyed this short story collection, a very interesting theme looking at different kinds of property and how they are viewed by different people. Now trying to decide if I'm going to give #bookspinbingo a whirl!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great progress!! I have a few people who have made their bingo boards and are kind of deciding as they go! 😂 2y
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anissaannalise
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The real test of lovers wasn't how they dealt with illness, whether they were "supportive" or sexually faithful; you discovered what people were made of only once on the pointy end of how they handled money.

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inmegslibrary
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“There‘s nothing upsetting about being judged if it turns out that everyone thinks you‘re wonderful.”

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Panpan

What a colossal waste of time! I‘m giving it 2 stars ⭐️ because the writing itself is amazing. Her ability to write beautifully is a pleasure. However each of these stories were pointless, dull and who the hell cares! I want my short stories to have a point!

I keep trying to find good short stories and come up dissatisfied.

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Rave reviews are in for PROPERTY, #LionelShriver‘s collection of “stories between 2 novellas” from literary greats like #RuthFranklin, #MichikoKakutani, and #RonCharles, who says “if has her finger on the zeitgeist, Shriver has her hands around its throat.” #Property is on sale now, available wherever books are sold!

https://m.harpercollins.com/9780062697936/property

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lovelybookshelf
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I hate to DNF when I'm halfway through, but I'm slogging. I can't pinpoint exactly what feels off, but it's strong enough that I'm setting this one aside.

RaimeyGallant Google the author and cultural appropriation. Is that the problem? 4y
lovelybookshelf @RaimeyGallant one of many problems! 4y
RaimeyGallant Interesting. 4y
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