This is not a good trend... this time it's Margaret Atwood's short story collection The Dancing Girls. I read six of the stories: a little more than half the book. The writing is perfect, some of the imagery is amazing and her ability to pick a catchy title is way strong. The prose itself, the characters, nor the plot were interesting enough for me to keep reading. I'm really surprised I stuck with it as long as I did.
I'll be adding this to the pile to go back to the used bookstore along with another short story collection I have of hers. I'm a bit concerned as I have a few massive novels of Atwood's on my self, but then again, people I trust-ish have raved about the novels. I've heard no mention of her short stories.