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Getting Even: Revenge Stories Paperback – June 1, 2008
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"Sounding worrying like a manual for angry Bobbitt types, this anthology of short stories looks at ways of serving up the cold dish of revenge. This is an entertaining set of modern Tales of the Unexpected." - The List
"A kick-ass anthology - funny, sexy, wicked, sad and positively blood-curdling by turns. Getting Even should probably be banned - it'll give revenge-seekers far too many ideas!" - Lauren Henderson
"Neat little narratives in which women exact an ironic or fitting revenge on the boorish, neglectful or philandering men who have wronged them. But there are ghoulishly delectable pleasures to be had...." - The Independent
"The stories in this collection tread the very thin line between harmless fun and sheer bitterness. Some could be held accountable for stirring unsavoury sentiments in readers who are looking for a good way to get their own back." - The Big Issue
"'These are deliciously wicked stories. Revenge has never been sweeter... or sexier' MJ Rose"
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Granted, one of these is Niall Griffiths, whose prose sensibilities usually leave an impression -- and his suicide-turned-zombie revenger is simple but effective stuff. The other is "Dolls, Revenge, Dolls Again" by Chris Dunning, a writer I'd not previously encountered. As the title hints at, the story is set amidst a group of toy dolls, albeit ones with personalities and vendettas of their own to pursue. The other two stories that left a trace of an impression were Umi Sinha's "Parvati," which strays into bizarre turf with it's strange human/monkey baby, and Vivki Hendricks' brief reverse-rape fantasy, which is just weird enough to be interesting. Alas, the other thirteen stories are pretty blah. This is probably because, for the most part, the men in them are straw figures and thus aren't very interesting as objects of retribution.Read more ›