What Boys Like
ISBN: 9781897231630 Global Overview for this book
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Having read one of Metcalf's books earlier this year and noting the precision with which he writes, I figured this book would have to be good to impress his critical eye.
I was not disappointed. Surprised by the book (and I wondered just what in it might have impressed Metcalf's steely-eyed inspection), but decidedly not disappointed. In fact I thought these stories were fabulous. I think the book might be more aptly entitled "What *We Think* Boys Like" but other than that, a better fit of a cover to its contents I can't imagine. Sampling these stories was not like selecting from a box of chocolates but from a box of crayola crayons. Although each story had at its core a similar theme of love and desperation, each was strikingly bold and edgy, as were its characters.
I love short stories and these were some of the best I've read in a long time. I don't think there was one I did not like and to pick a favourite is hard. If pressed, I'd pick "The Church of Latter-Day Peaches" - hooked and played from its opening line, "There is nothing more unseemly than a pregnant widow at a funeral."
I'll now be on the lookout for more by Amy Jones.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
on the parking meter at the York Avenue entrance.
This book was released for week #19 of the 2010 Never Judge a Book by its Cover release challenge. This week the cover had to have the colours yellow and pink in it.
I hope the finder enjoys finding this book and enjoys the reading of it as much as I did!