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Ling Ma

Forfatter af Severance

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Værker af Ling Ma

Severance (2018) 1,967 eksemplarer
Bliss Montage: Stories (2022) 271 eksemplarer

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The Best American Short Stories 2023 (2023) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1983
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Sanming, China
Bopæl
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Uddannelse
Cornell University (MFA)

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When I started reading this book, my thoughts initially were: oh no, another post-apocalyptic dystopian novel. I nearly abandoned it a few times for that reason. I am not a fan of that genre. However, when more of the story began to focus on the narrator’s life leading up to and including The End, as this particular apocalypse is referred to, I was drawn into the story. Ling Ma is an excellent writer. I was disappointed with the rather, in my view, abrupt ending, and I am not really sure if there was a point at all, or if there was meant to be a point, so I could not give the book five stars. The four stars are based on the strength of the writing alone.… (mere)
 
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bschweiger | 93 andre anmeldelser | Feb 4, 2024 |
Not so different a premise to be found here from that of Station Eleven. Albeit grittier than Mandel's offering, not too gritty and very readable. A portrait of a young Asian-American woman living in NYC when an illness caused by a fungus, not a virus, (but still from China) pretty much decimates the world population. Probably this nightmarish theme is deeply embedded in our psyches, since epidemics have occurred at regular intervals. No pretty ending here, but open-ended. I'm not sure that was the best idea, actually, it feels like a writer taking the 'tough' stance because this was as far as they wanted to go. ***1/2… (mere)
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sibylline | 93 andre anmeldelser | Dec 11, 2023 |
A page turner. I read it in a single day. Dark. But interesting in its strange prescience (written in 2018 about a pandemic ) takes place in New York City, and the whole book has a reverence and love of cites, New York in particular. About belonging, home, family. Very moving.
 
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BookyMaven | 93 andre anmeldelser | Dec 6, 2023 |
This was a weird and wild ride! These short stories had great range and really intriguing story plots. As with most short stories, there were some lulls. However, the house of boyfriends, the Yeti lover, and the protruding baby hand are things that will stay in my mind for a long long time. Not sure if I am grateful for that or traumatized, but at the very least I am forever //changed// LOL. This is my first Ling Ma collection, and I will definitely be reading more of their work!

P.S. That cover is PERFECTION. I love fruits on anything, and this cover is no exception.… (mere)
 
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Readings.of.a.Slinky | 8 andre anmeldelser | Nov 20, 2023 |

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Værker
3
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Medlemmer
2,239
Popularitet
#11,458
Vurdering
3.8
Anmeldelser
103
ISBN
21
Sprog
3
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