Customer comments on this Youngstown Ohio Book
really a 9 out of 10... I love books about people-I love people that can really write (as opposed to myself). One of the stories should have been placed in the trash, as it was trash, otherwise, you'd be hard pressed to find a better short story book. New authors try harder!
Wonderful collection, Bloom has an amazing voice!
I found this collection by accident and didn't know what to expect. Short stories can be so good, or so bad. These stories are very good, consistently good. These are stories of people searching for something missing in their lives, well told stories with heart, soul and humor. Amy Bloom has quite a unique voice. The stories center on romantic love and family woes, but Bloom adds a spark of originality to otherwise common subject matters. My favorite stories are "Sleepwalking," "Henry and Marie," "The Sight of You," and "Semper Fidelis." If you're as enthusiastic about memorable, literary short stories as I am, then I recommend Come to Me most highly. Enjoy this collection.
A Collection that Eventually Comes Around
I bought this book because it's always interesting to see what type of literary fiction psychoanalysts come up with. I wasn't too impressed with the first half of the collection. I found the characters rather dull and flat and the dialog a bit forced ("Love is Not a Pie" is the exception). For example, "Song of Solomon" is awful -- don't bother reading it. However, "Silver Water" in the Three Stories section is beautifully written, very realistic, and hits you exactly where a story of this nature should. As the collection progresses, the writing and weaving of Amy Bloom's stories get better. Skip the first section and this book is a delight.