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.
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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.
June 15, 2010
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