06 November 2007

Just finished reading...

Many Bloody Returns, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner

I generally don't enjoy short stories because, well, they're too short. I get interested in the characters and the story, and feel frustrated when it ends. I bought this book anyway, because I'm a big fan of both the editors, and I'm not sorry I did.
The book includes stories by some of my favourite authors: Jim Butcher (whose entry is a Harry Dresden story), Charlaine Harris (who contributed a Sookie Stackhouse tale), Toni Kelner, and Elaine Viets.
I discovered some authors I hadn't read before, such as Rachel Caine. I loved her story The First Day of the Rest of Your Life, about a young woman's 18th birthday. That was one of the stories I wished would go on. As was Jeanne Stein's The Witch and the Wicked, about a witch who is a caterer.
That's not all, of course. I was thoroughly entranced by most... no ALL of the stories. I can't think of a single one I didn't like. And I'm definitely going to look for novels by the other contributors.

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