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Inside a Dog

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

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Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures
Mary Ruefle

Friend of My Youth

Friend of My Youth - Alice Munro Flaky Genius and I are currently reading this collection and other Munro stories for a class she's taking and the writing is universally great. The only complaint both of us have for Munro is why does every story, almost every single story, have to have someone having an affair. It's interesting and she always does it well, but after a while the schtick is just that -- a schtick. The predictability of this aspect is such that the moment I meet a third character in the story who is not immediately painted as a buffoon or completely outside the pale, I start a countdown to cheating.