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Jigs & Reels
by Joanne Harris | Literature & Fiction
Registered by ichigochi of Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto Portugal on Saturday, May 28, 2005
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by ichigochi from Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto Portugal on Saturday, May 28, 2005

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"Suburban witches, defiant old ladies, ageing monsters, suicidal Lottery winners, wolf men, dolphin women and middle-aged manufacturers of erotic leatherwear: in these twenty-two short stories (...) the miraculous goes hand-in-hand with the mundane, the sour with the sweet, and the beautiful, the grotesque, the seductive and the disturbing are never more than one step away.
Jigs & Reels is Joanne Harris's first collection of short stories. As she says in her foreword, a good short story can startle, ignite, and illuminate... giving you vivid, anarchic glimpses into different worlds, different people. Here, she proves she is as good as her word by creating an eclectic selection of tales for our times that will delight, surprise, entertain and horrify in equal measure. (...)" 


Journal Entry 2 by ichigochi from Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto Portugal on Monday, November 28, 2005

7 out of 10

It's an overall enjoyable reading, but of the twenty-two stories, I really loved only five... I feel that the others, although some are based in very good ideas, aren't that well developed... 




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