A review by lckrgr
The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates


I listened to this as an audio book and honestly only finished it out of sheer stubbornness. I remember in high school picking up Oates' Zombie. Naturally I was traumatized. I figured I was older and maybe her "nightmares" were less nightmarish or at least better than I remembered. I was wrong. I just can't get into Oates' horror and grotesque stuff. It is indeed grotesque.

But seriously, I wonder, what is Oates' obsession with trepenation?

Also a complaint about this audio book, I really did not like the readers. The guy pronounced a lot of things wrong and that annoyed me. But what can you do.

So I've learned my lesson, no more non-novel Oates' for me.