Maps in a mirror

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Maps in a mirror

Postby buckshot » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:51 am

My sweetheart bought me Maps last week (what a gal) and frankly ,it just stunk it up!
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Postby Luet » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:40 pm

Wow, I couldn't disagree more. I consider Maps to be my desert island book. I don't love every single story in it but the vast majority of them are spectacular.
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Postby buckshot » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:05 am

Well I might have been a tad hard on the book, it was not what I expected. I guess the elephant story was ok , and so was the origional EG but I've read that before. :)

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Postby Syphon the Sun » Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:24 pm

I agree completely with Luet. Maps in a Mirror is my absolute favorite short story collection; I've read it through at least once a year since buying it in high school. (I was more than a little disappointed in Keeper of Dreams, after having been so impressed by Maps.)
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Postby Darth Petra » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:25 pm

I agree with those who disagree with buckshot.
I haven't read the entire thing, but I like most of what I have read. There are some weird ones, but most ofit is really good.
I think Fat Farm is my favorite. Although Kingsmeat was good as well.
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Postby Luet » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:35 pm

Syphon the Sun wrote:(I was more than a little disappointed in Keeper of Dreams, after having been so impressed by Maps.)


I was also let down by Keeper.
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Postby buckshot » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:46 am

I did not like Keeper either . Even after re-reading it half a year later


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