June 25, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Stories: All-New Tales


Synopsis*

This astonishing collection of all-new tales by some of the most acclaimed writers at work today is called, simply, Stories. Edited by Neil Gaiman (Sandman, The Graveyard Book, Anansi Boys, Coraline) and Al Sarrantonio (award-winning author of forty books and editor of numerous collections), Stories presents never before published short works from a veritable Who's Who of contemporary literature—breathtaking inventions from the likes of Lawrence Block, Roddy Doyle, Joanne Harris, Joe Hill, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Stewart O'Nan, Chuck Palahniuk, Carolyn Parkhurst, Jodi Picoult, Peter Straub…and, of course, the inimitable Neil Gaiman himself.
*Copied from here.

I love short stories that give me a sample of other authors writing style.
There have been several times that I have purchased a collection of short stories or an anthology and ended up getting hooked on some of the authors after reading one short piece.  One great thing about this book is that it covers a wide array of genres which kept my attention better than other books with short stories.  My favorites in this book were:

THE TRUTH IS A CAVE IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS by Neil Gaiman
THE KNIFE by Richard Adams
UNWELL by Carolyn Parkhurst
THE THERAPIST by Jeffery Deaver
THE CULT OF THE NOSE by Al Sarrantonio

I really enjoyed this book.  There were a few stories I could have done without, but other than that, it's a winner.  I give it 4 stars.

HarperCollins Publishers
9780061230929
June 15, 2010
428 pages
$27.99 US




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27 comments:

holdenj said...

+1 Looks like a great collection and some wonderful authors!

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Katia said...

I love short stories.
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

i would love to check this out. it has some great authors.

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jewelknits said...

I love short stories! Really ... I absolutely love them I wish we could see more short story collections on the market. To have one edited by Neil Gaiman, including a Gaiman story as well as a Peter Straub story? Even without listing all of the other great writers, I am so there!

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Bethie said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.
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This looks great. count me in, please.

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Jessica said...

This looks outstanding. I just finished reading Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman so I would love this as I enjoy his work very much.

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I follow your other blog as well.

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Benita said...

+1 I'd love to read this book.

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
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I am a follower.
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ikkinlala said...

I love short stories and this looks like a great book - I'd love to enter your giveaway if it's open to Canadians.

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Darcie K. said...

This looks like a lovely book to have.

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Beth said...

Love Neil Gaiman! Please enter me!

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Steve Capell said...

This sounds like the perfect book to read around a campfire! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

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ruthiekb72 said...

Love short stories...just enough to get to know the author! Please enter me, thanks.

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donnas said...

Sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

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Jeff said...

I would love to win this!

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Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

I like short stories too.

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debbie said...

I would love to read this book, I really like joe hill and several of the other authors.+1
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Carol M said...

I'd love to read this! It sounds good!

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