"7C" blends hard science fiction and romance in perhaps the most original entry in the book.
Live with a household specter in 'The Devil Of Delery Street' by Poppy Z. Brite, and reminisce while deteriorating in Peter Straub's 'Mr. Aickman's Air Rifle'.
The whole time you're thinking this is probably a ghost story but no, it's not and like many others in this book it has no climax and ends rather dull.
Not so much astonishing tales, as horror tales. But not really horror tales, either. So, astonishing is right? Read morePublished 7 months ago by Wheeler
Sorry McSweeney, the chamber is less than enchanted and the stories are only marginally astonishing. Read morePublished on April 22, 2012 by Badbob
Just plain mediocre, especially considering the fact that many of these folks are well established authors. Read morePublished on October 28, 2011 by Ethan Fode
It may make a difference to say I was given the book so I didn't financially invest in it butt I loved it and Chambon's intro set the tone off well. Read morePublished on January 6, 2010 by sojourner8
Obviously with a collection of this sort, you're going to have your hits, your misses, and your mediocrities. Read morePublished on October 28, 2007 by Matt M. Martin
I've often said that a collection of short stories is going to contain some good, some bad, and some indifferent. Read morePublished on October 12, 2005 by Frank J. Konopka
At last, a collection of short fiction that spans genres as easily as sliding across a dark, icy lake at midnight, plummeting towards the black void of the thorns that await you at... Read morePublished on June 15, 2005 by Schtinky
This collection of short stories was my first step into the Mcsweeney world, and I mustsay I loved nearly all of what I read. Read morePublished on June 7, 2005 by J. M. Hannam
While McSweeney's last offering of this sort didn't really seem to accomplish what it set out to do: the genre stories were by genre writers and the "literary" writers didn't seem... Read morePublished on May 28, 2005 by Nostalgianaut