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Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 2 years ago
An interesting man who went from being a naval lieutenant who suffered from joint pain then became blind and traveled the world alone. Fascinating! And this all takes place from 1787-1857. James Holman was an apothecary/shop owner's son who was destined to follow in his father's footsteps when fa...
I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it 6 years ago
While I'm not sure "astonishing" is the word I'd use to describe these stories (I'm reminded of Louis C.K.'s excellent bit about how hyperbole has become regular speech), I'd definitely say they are excellent. Each story is good, and I'm happy to say that the established writers deliver while the un...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it 8 years ago
For almost a decade I was looking forward to reading this -- honestly, I'm glad I didn't until recently, because 2003 Elijah would've been more disappointed than 2011 Elijah was. Getting authors to write outside of their comfort zone can be great: it can also be an interesting exercise with middling...
kristenrenn
kristenrenn rated it 10 years ago
I hate rating short story collections since there are usually a couple of stories I love, a couple I hated, and the rest somewhere in the middle, so in this case here is my typical 3 star rating for an anthology.
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