Friday, April 03, 2009

The Wild Birds

The Wild Birds is a small collection of short stories by Wendell Berry. Wheeler Catlett, Andy Catlett's father, is the character that brings these tales together. I thought as I read it that the common theme was old men and death.

Not a bright and cheerful book, and perhaps I'm about overdosed on Berry's fiction to appreciate it as I should have.

I'd love to read someone else's thoughts on the book.



Anonymous Janet said...

I agree that it's not especially cheerful, but this is my favorite of all Berry's short story collections, mainly because I think "The Boundary" is a masterpiece.

5:47 AM  

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