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Awesome short story collection
on September 16, 2011
I usually save short story anthologies for when I don't have a big block of reading time and can just read one or two stories at a time. I picked up this one and ended up consuming it in one sitting. The book description doesn't do this justice, it sounds like it's going to be too dark and depressing. I didn't find that at all. Yes, in most of them somebody dies but usually it's about justice or redemption and even when not they read like thrillers, not dark, deadly depressing stuff.
There are more than 25 stories in this collection. Lots of creativity here-there are stories about ghosts, identity theft, a genie, trilobites and miniature tigers, dream catchers, the rapture, natural disasters, and murder. Plus the obligatory couple of vampire stories (is it just me or will everybody be glad when the vampire craze is over? I loved almost all of the stories because the writing was superb!
Lots of entertainment in a relatively small package (2577 locations.