amabre, June 27, 2009
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Tobias Wolff is so real and so honest; he doesn't exploit his characters and he doesn't idealize them either. They're just as flawed as the rest of us which makes them very easy to relate to. They're ordinary people who stumble upon circumstances that fill them with regret, nostalgia, wonder, and grief. A myriad of absorbing faces, personalites, conflicts. The only way you can distinguish that these stories are all created by the same author is through the clarity of the storytelling. Everyone should read this.