“cerebral horror, the subtleties of dark thrills . . .”
Had Nora Ephron’s title Crazy Salad not already been taken, it might well have been better applied to this collection of American short stories of the past century than it was to Ephron’s
Going into Press Start to Play, one may be a bit hesitant: Hmmm . . . science fiction stories about video games?
The Sea Is Ours is a subversive and rebellious addition to the steampunk canon and one that's been needed as it highlights points of view outside the norm.
The Christmas Cookie Collection is a compilation of four short stories by Ms. Wilde, three previously published.
Over the past few decades, superheroes, villains, and other characters taken from the pages of comic books have become as much a part of American mythology as Rip Van Winkle, Paul Bunyan, and Johnn
This book is exactly what it appears to be: A collection of horse stories written by a Who’s Who of literary stars over the past century.
“Some books are great, and this is one of them.”
“. . . quite an achievement.”
“If you like writing that is so spare it glows of compressed energy and stories that often turn out to be combustible then your next visit to the bookstore should be for a Guilt tr
“This petite anthology will have the most seasoned of fashionable folks blushing—especially when one of the fables’ morals hits home in the most uncomfortable and revelatory ways.”
“As with any anthology, the true strength of this book is the quality of the stories themselves.
“Even if you are not a regular reader of fantasy fiction, you may well enjoy this collection. Mr. Powers is a talented writer.
“Other authors may struggle writing from a first-person or third-person point of view and opt to only write in one viewpoint all the time, but Dagoberto Gilb handles writing in either viewp
“The best stories in The Cocaine Chronicles—including those of Mr. West, Mr. Brown, and Ms. Revoyr—are equal to the best fiction being written today.”
“Surely in the past three decades we have moved beyond merely the inclusion of Speedos and horny waiters and The Pines in order for something to be considered ‘gay fiction.’ . . .
“‘Aren’t human beings awful, aren’t they absurd?’ one woman observes. ‘The things one catches oneself out in!’ Unfortunately, one wishes at times while reading these stories that Ms.
“that is exactly what Daniel Woodrell is: a storyteller, first and foremost.
“So I will say it in simple language: Buy this book. Read this book. It is masterful. It is one of the best short story collections published this year.
“Joan Connor loves words. . . . The cover of this book fails to suggest the riches within.”
“The 20 short stories in this collection cover widely varying themes with uniformly excellent skill. . . . Highly recommended.”
Lowestoft is a city on the east coast of England most noted for its production of fine porcelain in the 18th and 19th centuries.
A father hits his wife while grieving the loss of his son. Overcome with guilt, he wanders for days in the woods and nearly dies.
Horse, Flower, Bird is a most unusual book.