Lee's world is strongly reminiscent of Patrick Roscoe's The Truth About Love; the two books share a graveyard sensibility and compassionate melancholy. Roscoe's book is more adventurous, but Dead Girls has much to recommend it--these stories are consistently enthralling and sometimes surprisingly funny. The real merit of Dead Girls is just that--Nancy Lee's considerable ability to leaven dire, depressing stories with grace and gentle, appropriate humour. Despite its lurid title and seemingly garish subject matter, this is a pleasingly understated collection that is well worth reading. --Jack Illingworth
Beautiful, sensual, erotic, intelligent. I'd recommend not reading all the stories in one go. Take some time with this one, it'll make the writing and images seem all more real and... Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2002
I'm not kidding when I say that. Other reviews have commented on how great the writing is, and I totally agree, but to me the most important thing about this book is that it's... Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2002 by "jwoo704"
I've read the other reviews of this amazing book & they're bang on. This girl can write & these stories will move you. Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2002 by Carmen
I don't usually read short story collections, but I had read about the murders in Vancouver and so thought this book would be a timely read. Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2002 by George Getz
It was a bit of a chore getting this book in my hands but so worth the wait. I was so deeply moved by the story Sally in Parts that I had to put the book away for a few days. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2002 by "aeryn47"
I picked up this book because of my interest in Canadian writers. I found my self engulfed from the moment I picked it up. Read morePublished on Oct. 8 2002 by Aileen Green
Nancy Lee has written one of the finest, most delicately balanced and dark collection of stories I've come across, and though I usually would never write a review of a book that... Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2002 by "donkeye"