"What is difficult about Building Stories is
the persistent sense of loneliness and
anxiety that suffuses the various phases of
the woman’s life and the lives of the other
characters in the novel—a couple in the
walk-up who shout at each other; the
old landlady who has lived a radically
narrowed life on the first floor. Phones,
laptops, and Facebook distract characters
from the people standing in front of them."
— Amy Hungerford
"Fiction in Review: Chris Ware"