06 August 2010

Short Stories

I always hate when i am really really waiting for a book and then find that, as i read it, i'm really not liking it. I had Stories, edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio, on my library hold list for the longest time. I thought the concept was great: sci-fi/fantasy short stories that don't have to be about the same plots and concepts and characters.

The problem is that many are boring and most are unmemorable! Going back through the titles i am remembering the good: Joe Hill's "Devil on the Staircase", Gaiman's "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains" and "Human Intelligence" by Kurt Anderson. For several titles I can't even remember what happened and the others i do remember i didn't like. I certainly won't read any Jodi Picoult based on her one story and i think Fight Club may be the only thing i ever enjoy written by Chuck Palahniuk. "Juvenal Nyx" is ok but i'm getting over vampires and "The Maiden Flight of McCauley's Bellerophon" wasn't bad but i feel like i missed something important. Overall, i gotta say a 3 for me.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry you didn't dig it :( I actually loved this collection and I hate most anthologies. I even liked the Jodi Picoult story! Though I really hated it when I started it.

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