Monday, June 11, 2018

Review: Delicate Men: Stories

Delicate Men: Stories Delicate Men: Stories by R. Dean Johnson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Short story collections are never easy to sum up in a review because they have varying degrees of interest for each reader, and this one is no different. Delicate Men follows stories of men who are trying to do what they think they are supposed to do because of who they are, where they are or simply because they are men. Almost none of these men live up the standards they feel are imposed upon them.

What was interesting to me about this collection isn't that the stories all follow a similar theme, but that the main characters seem so much alike that it almost seemed like you were reading about the same guy screwing up his own life over and over again. There was little distinction between the main characters, so it wasn't as varied in terms of character growth as it could have been.

*Book provided by NetGalley

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