I was kind of disappointed in Like Life, a collection of stories by Lorrie Moore. I thought the writing would be like Anagrams, but the stories would be better constructed. The stories ARE exquisite. Excellent, but compared to the prose of Anagrams, they don't jump out in the same way. All the sentences in Anagrams crackled. Also, these stories, as much as I liked them, fell kind of flat in a depressing way. They left me empty.