This is a very strange & disturbing collection of stories. I like strange & disturbing. What I liked most was that all the stories were either completely different from anything I'd ever read, or any similarities to classic plots were turned on their heads with something totally weird. However, some of them felt sort of unfinished.
"Throwing Up with the Joneses" (a student learns something strange about his neighbors), "The Late Romantics" (a successful man returns to his hometown, for a reunion with the girl he's loved since childhood), and "Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony" (you are what you eat) worked the best for me because they felt the most like complete stories. All three left me thoroughly disturbed, especially "Gluttony". *shudder*
Some of the stories left me confused. While reading these, I felt like there was some information missing. In some instances the reader seems expected to make leaps in logic. This is okay if at some point in the story there is some kind of resolution where the story confirms or corrects our assumptions. But, that doesn't always happen here and it pulled me out of too many interesting premises.
Overall, I think "Something Nice" is a good casual read, especially if you're looking to be disturbed.
Amber Dawn (The Kindle Book Review)
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