Wonder Club world wonders pyramid logo
×

Reviews for Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?: Selected Early Stories

 Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? magazine reviews

The average rating for Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?: Selected Early Stories based on 2 reviews is 4 stars.has a rating of 4 stars

Review # 1 was written on 2018-12-06 00:00:00
2009was given a rating of 4 stars Tim Rose
I've owned this book for a long time, but for the longest time had only (re)read the title story. Recently, someone had mentioned a specific passage from the story, so I went to this volume to look for it and ended up rereading the whole story. At the same time, I'd also heard of a couple of Oates' retellings, a Chekhov and a James Joyce, that happen to be included here as well; I read those. Looking at the table-of-contents, I figured her "The Turn of the Screw" would be a retelling of the Henry James, but it's actually an envisioning of James's possible inspiration for his novella of the same name. I enjoyed these; also fascinating is a story called "Daisy," an imagining of the relationship between Joyce and his daughter (using different names). Shortly after that, I turned to the beginning of the book and read the rest chronologically, one per night. Hopping around like that is not usually how I read a collection, but it worked for me this time. I think I'd been daunted by the size of the volume and awhile back I'd grown tired of Oates, which is wont to happen with writers I've read so much of and who are so prolific. Yet each story satisfied my short-story reading-soul, despite a bit of impatience at a bit of repetition and verbosity in a few, and also excepting one story I wasn't impressed with and no longer remember. A couple of the other stories seemed vaguely familiar, as if I've read them before and maybe I have.
Review # 2 was written on 2016-06-10 00:00:00
2009was given a rating of 4 stars Travis Rymon
Shades of Flannery O'Connor with this white knuckle title story that will have you squirming. Not recommended for young ladies who are home alone.


Click here to write your own review.


Login

  |  

Complaints

  |  

Blog

  |  

Games

  |  

Digital Media

  |  

Souls

  |  

Obituary

  |  

Contact Us

  |  

FAQ

CAN'T FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR? CLICK HERE!!!