Tobias Wolff’s stories called Our Story Begins

By on December 27, 2009 in Amlit, Thought

I am really enjoying this collection. The stories transport me in a few lines to whichever part of America they are set in and I’m usually there without a break ’til the end of the story. This isn’t the same as the ‘sense of place’ so often commented on by writers on Faulkner and others, as Wolff moves easily from desert to suburb to city as he tells us of his characters’ troubles, delights and then often more troubles, usually of the spirit. His endings for me form a major part of the experience as they ripple out beyond the last sentence into the silence in which I gaze up the garden or out into the night while the story’s effect endures.

 One Response to “Tobias Wolff’s stories called Our Story Begins”

  1. Ed says:

    Pleased to see the blog being kept up to date dad! Nice post.

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