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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Sunday, December 09, 2007

McSweeney's #23

Book #47 on my '07 reading list was McSweeney's #23.

Yet another solid addition to the McSweeney's library, issue #23 features ten new quality short stories, including contributions from Roddy Doyle and Ann Beattie. My favorites were Chris Bachelder's "My Son, There Exists Another World Alongside Our Own", Deb Olin Unferth's "Bride", and April Wilder's "The Butcher Shop".

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