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bigfootmurf
bigfootmurf rated it 1 year ago
This month’s lead novella is ‘Bartleby The Scavenger’ by Katie Boyer. As ‘Bartleby The Scrivener’ by Herman Melville is one of my favourite classic stories, I was intrigued by the title. This is set in the USA after a disaster of some sort. Bombs were dropped and the small town of Brook has withdraw...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
(Original Review, 1985)Isn't that just the thing? With the digital world, social media and the online life, comes an entirely new kind of creeping, monolithic conformity. When everywhere you go cookies are recording your choices, advertising companies can predict your needs and your boss is your fri...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 6 years ago
Well, it took me almost nine years to get there, but now I am all up to speed on which fantasy was hot in 2006!I don't often read short story collections, so this was a nice change of pace for me. I liked the low-level commitment, and the fact that if I didn't like one story, it wouldn't take long f...
Reclusive Reads
Reclusive Reads rated it 6 years ago
New Age nuttery unleashes an ancient evil. The mandala mythos is interesting, with a Lovecraft on LSD feel, but the characters are generally shallow, and failed to inspire much empathy.
curtjeffreys
curtjeffreys rated it 6 years ago
"The stories in this collection run the gamut from Neal Gaiman's The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury to Jim Butcher's hilarious Big Foot on Campus, touching on points in between. I won't even attempt to review every story here so I'll focus on what I consider to be the true gems in this collection. The ...
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