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Carniepunk - Kevin Hearne, Kelly Gay, Jackie Kessler, Nicole Peeler, Kelly Meding, Hillary Jacques, Allison Pang, Jaye Wells, Delilah S. Dawson, Rob Thurman, Rachel Caine, Seanan McGuire, Mark Henry, Jennifer Estep
Carniepunk
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A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals.The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone... show more
A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals.The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. It is a place of contradictions—the bright lights mask the peeling paint; a carnie in greasy overalls slinks away from the direction of the Barker’s seductive call. It is a place of illusion—is that woman’s beard real? How can she live locked in that watery box?And while many are tricked by sleight of hand, there are hints of something truly magical going on. One must remain alert and learn quickly the unwritten rules of this dark show. To beat the carnival, one had better have either a whole lot of luck or a whole lot of guns—or maybe some magic of one’s own.Featuring stories grotesque and comical, outrageous and action-packed, Carniepunk is the first anthology to channel the energy and attitude of urban fantasy into the bizarre world of creaking machinery, twisted myths, and vivid new magic.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781476714158 (1476714150)
ASIN: 1476714150
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages no: 433
Edition language: English
Series: Hell on Earth
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CheriePie's Books
CheriePie's Books rated it
4.0 Carniepunk
All the stories in this anthology revolve around the carnival and/or circus life, a subject I really enjoy. Didn't y'all want to run away and join the circus when you were younger... or is that just me? ;)I reviewed this book on a story by story basis, and most of these stories were really good. I...
Moyas Buchgewimmel
Moyas Buchgewimmel rated it
2.0 Kurzgeschichten für makabre Zeiten
Vierzehn Kurzgeschichten ziehen in dieser Anthologie LeserInnen in die oft schaurige, pervertierte oder einfach nur surreale Welt des Zirkus. Vierzehn Geschichten, vierzehn AutorInnen – und alle betreten den Zirkus auf ganz unterschiedliche Weise. Was alle gemein haben, ist die Verbindung zum Grauen...
The Library Lass Booklikes Blog
The Library Lass Booklikes Blog rated it
3.0 Fell a bit short
I'm not much of a short story reader and Carniepunk, an urban fantasy and paranormal romance anthology, reminded me why. I generally have three reactions to short stories: 1) that was so great that I'm annoyed it's over so fast, 2) that was okay but didn't really do much for me and 3) well that was ...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
4.0
Anthology. 3.88 stars1. Painted Love by Rob Thurman. Surprise hero. I think the most surprising I've read. Couldn't figure out at first why he was a witness to so much. ***1/22. Three Lives of Lydia by Delilah Dawson. Lydia awakens in a world that she doesn't want to leave. Good story. **...
CherylMM
CherylMM rated it
If you look at a collaboration of short stories by multiple well-known authors you should see it first as what it really is from a marketing perspective. It is a great way to introduce readers to authors of a similar genre or authors in general. Some of which you might never have come across (like m...
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