lunabee34: (reading by sallymn)
Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked TalesStone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales by Margaret Atwood

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not my favorite Atwood. I think I expected horror from the title or at the very least to be disturbed. The writing was good, but nothing that really grabbed me. The best story in the collection is the title story, and I'd read it in 2011 when it came out in the The New Yorker.

I also think the structure was a problem. The first three stories contain the same cast of characters, and then all the rest of them are unrelated. In a couple, there's mention of a storm that seems to be the same storm happening in the first story, so I think that's supposed to indicate that the stories are all happening in the same universe, but IDK. I wished as I was reading that either all the stories had been connected or none of them.

I did like that all the stories were about older, even elderly, protagonists and about issues with aging but overall a little disappointed.

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1. Who wants to talk about Samurai Champloo?

2. When we're done watching Inuyasha, we're gonna watch Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple with Emma. Any recs for what anime we watch after that? (Remember she's 9.)

3. How closely does the Inuyasha TV show follow the manga? Emma had a conniption fit when she realized Inuyasha comes in book form. WITH WORDS!

4. Josh and I are more than half-way done with Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex. Where's the fandom? There's sixteen fics on AO3. Whhhhhhhhhhhy? This show is so amazing. I already want to write Togusa fic.

5. Next we are (re)watching Fullmetal Alchemist. I watched some back in the day, and Josh watched more. I'm excited. All I remember is the the echoing sound of, "Brother!" LOL, but I'm excited.

6. Finally reading Year of the Flood. Who else wants to make out with Margaret Atwood?


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