Tuesday, 15 March 2011


Too Much Happiness
Alice Munro

The ten stories in Munro's latest collection demonstrate the author's ability to manipulate plot and language without anyone even noticing. Accompanying Munro's graceful writing is an exciting and terrifying tension, and the threat of violence seems ready to burst through the delicate surface of almost every story. The most powerful is "Free Radicals" because of the way Munro employs such a pared down plot to convince us that this is real, that murderers are at our doorsteps, that storytelling can save your life, that you just "never know."

Image from Penguin


  1. that sounds terrifying larissa. I already have a difficult time walking home at night.

  2. it's definitely worth the terror. luckily there's nothing about a young girl walking home alone at night.

  3. also thanks for being the only person that comments on my posts. much appreciated.

  4. I can't believe you have a blog! I also broke down a few months ago, although mine is a bit more self-indulgent than your literary criticism (http://kanadierinindeutschland.blogspot.com/). the going native photos are blagues.

  5. i didn't know you were such a tintin fan!! me too!!!