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By A Customer
This review is from: How it Ended (Hardcover)
I read Brightness Falls a few years ago and found it thoroughly engrossing and I bought How It Ended purely on the basis of the McInerney 'brand'. However, whilst I am admittedly not a great fan of short stories, I found this collection to contain a few pieces of quality writing, but on the whole to be a disappointment. The stories are simply not particularly good and the language does not manage to carry them in the way that, say, Oscar Wilde was able to do. Occasional flashes of McInerney's obvious talent do appear, but I sometimes found myself reading on simply because I believed that it had to get better. If you're a fan, read it, but don't expect it to live up to his previous work.