I waded through the first story, F-bombs and all. Then came the second story with more of the same…

What?!

Really?!

If these are the “Best American Short Stories of 2005,” we’re really hurting.

I was looking for brilliance and all I got was bawdiness. It’s hard for me to read stories and appreciate their content when they’re clothed in profanity. Sorry. There are too many really good books out there to waste any more time on this grab bag publication.

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