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Monday, August 29, 2022

Reader's Diary #2038 - Robert Bowerman: Bear

 There's something kind of old-fashioned about Robert Bowerman's short story "Bear." It's not a criticism, and in fact, I found the traditionally straightforward narrative, the simple theme (more to a man than his size, or even his past deeds), to be quite cozy. 

This isn't to suggest there aren't any uncomfortable truths or dangerous images, as there surely are, but there's nothing particularly experimental in the writing and to be honest, I felt the story was stronger for it. I like creative storytelling sometimes, but I was feeling this one.

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