Broke Heart Blues by Joyce Carol Oates

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Title: Broke Heart Blues
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
In: Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers (Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Lust
Dates read: 26th April 2019
Pace: Medium
Format: Short story
Publisher: EOS
Year: 1998
5th sentence, 74th page: But I’m sorry, I guess I’ll be going with –

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John Reedy Heart is setting everyone’s hearts, and loins, on fire. But what are the consequences to this? Does uninhibited lust create a world in which no one is safe?


Everyone has their first moments of lust and obsession when they’re young. And there always seems to be one boy in the entire school that inspires this feeling more than any other. That one boy that makes every girls heart beat faster as she hopes that he’ll finally notice her. So it kind of makes sense that in a collection of romance and lustful stories, there is one that features this obsessive, adolescent lust and fascination.

This is a really jumpy and kind of hard to follow story. There isn’t a specific beginning, middle and end. Or really any kind of specific storyline. But it does have a lot of emotion, activity and movement. It made a very convoluted reading, but it was one that I did seriously enjoy. One that I would like to read again and again, just so I can get a better grasp on the storyline each and every time.

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