Short Stories & Anthologies

Rogues
Rogues

Review: Don't hate on this please. But while I absolutely love the GOT books' storylines, characters, and scenes, which Gorge R.R. Martin so expertly and economically sets up, it's continually difficult for me to wade through the style of prose he's chosen to tell the tale. It just breaches the hokey line, in addition to the highbrow mark, a bit too often for my taste. But of course I read on. This world he's created is just too intriguing to stop. One just has to know what happens next. Read more

The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories
The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories

Review: Rachel Kramer Bussel’s erotica anthologies for Cleis Press always make me think Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get. In her newest collection, _The Big Book of Orgasms_, what you get are 69 tasty treats, short short stories of arousal and orgasm with a wide enough assortment of interests and acts to appeal to everyone. There was a good balance of preferences and predilections, a variety of characters that seemed real, and a few creative surprises (let me ... Read more

Brief Cases (Dresden Files)
Brief Cases (Dresden Files)

Review: Most of these I have ready previously. None seemed as well crafted as the books. Felt a little as if I was a convenient wallet being opened... Also, not fond of the weirdness going on with Maggie... Just wanting my good old Harry Dresden books back on track again! Read more

Side Jobs (Dresden Files)
Side Jobs (Dresden Files)

Review: It was nice to see the new short story that takes place right after Harry gets shot and goes missing. I was expecting more. As a stand alone story about Murphy, it worked and was OK. The old stories, re printed are all ok as well. I want more about his old partner. What ever happen to him? Am I glad I own it, yes. It is always fun and an enjoyable read. Read more

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Review: This is an excellent book for all ages. I am a school teacher and my students absolutely love it. It is also one of my six year old brothers favorite books. This book is definitely a must have for any childs library. Read more

A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

Review: Never read an Agatha Christie novel but was inspired to purchase one from watching a Doctor Who episode. I purchased the 1960s hardcover edition and it looks like it got here from a time machine itself. The cover, inside binding, and pages look brand new. Very happy Read more

50th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
50th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Review: What a disappointment! I read this book many years ago, different translator, and really
enjoyed it. I though it would be fun to read again.......but this one .....so dull & boring....
I did not even get half way through....and discarded. Read more

Bloodchild and Other Stories
Bloodchild and Other Stories

Review: Octavia Butler was a literary genius! The way she talked about heavy issues using characters that did not attack any group of people was refreshing and brought the message home without guilt or accusation. Read more

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

Review: I've been a longtime fan of Machado's. It's really gratifying to start to see universal praise for her work.

This is a hell of a collection. 'Especially Heinous' is the centerpiece, in my eyes. Read more

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories - (Penguin Orange Collection)
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories - (Penguin Orange Collection)

Review: Since there are so many different Lovecraft collections out there, it may be useful to prospective buyers to know what's actually in this one:
[First, preliminary material by S. T. Joshi:] Introduction; Suggestions for Further Reading; A Note on the Text; [Hereupon stories by H. P. Lovecraft:] Dagon; The Statement of Randolph Carter; Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family; Celephais; Nyarlathotep; The Picture in the House; The Outsider; Herbert West--Reanimator [a collected ma... Read more

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