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A huge disappointment. It's as if every story (save Elmore Leonard's contribution) were some sort of inside joke written to truly entertain and thrill no one.Published 1 month ago by John Hargrove
For me, the second story (Glen David Gold, "Tears of Squonk...") was worth the price of the book. I'm glad I didn't miss it!
Like most anthologies, this one is uneven. Read more
Let it be known: Alongside The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories and Children Playing before a Statue of Hercules, this is one of the premier collections of modern... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Matt M. Martin
This is one of those price fixing scandal books. I won't buy it asa long as that is the case. Put this on your "wish list" and wait for a fair price. Read morePublished on April 12, 2012 by Martin Kilgore
I bought this anthology because I love Chabons work and it included other notable authors I enjoy. As should be expected not all the stories are great, some are just terrible. Read morePublished on January 11, 2012 by GaWalker
After reading this book of "thrilling" tales, I'd hate to read a book of boring ones. This work is uneven throughout and dull in many places. Very few stories stand out.Published on November 28, 2011 by J. Smallridge
I have started cataloging my daughter's books on Library Thing (having done all my own) and came across this..now wonder...how did I miss these great short stories. Read morePublished on June 25, 2010 by Elizabeth, the Traveler (Atlanta, Georgia)
The other reviewers have summed it up: I wanted to like this collection, but it let me down. If you must read it, get it from the library -- it is not a keeper.Published on July 10, 2007 by Jack
Neil Gaiman's "Closing Time" was the only story that came close to being good.Published on June 15, 2007 by DM