Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cheating at Canasta

Book review from The Movie Snob

Cheating at Canasta, by William Trevor (Viking 2007). I picked up this collection of short stories at Half-Price Books for $6. At the time I could remember that I had read some of Trevor's stories before, but I couldn't remember how well I liked them. Probably not the best sign, but I bought it anyway. I thought these dozen stories were pretty decent. Some of the characters are a little odd, but there are some affecting and relatable stories too, like one about a widower who keeps a promise to his wife to return to their favorite restaurant in Venice. I reckon I'll always prefer novels to short stories, but this book wasn't bad.


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