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review 2017-12-04 23:46
Strange but True Tales of Car Collecting - Keith Martin,Linda Clark,SportsCarMarket.com

A fun book. Can you imagine, inheriting some property from a relative, opening the garage door and finding an old car worth millions of dollars? This book has that story, plus many, many others that are just plain fun to read.
I would suggest this book for serious car buffs. There is a lot of detail that just plain went over my head.
My only complaint on the book is the lack of good photographs. Perhaps it is because I received it as an ebook from NetGalley, and future hard copies of the actual book will have them?

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review 2016-04-12 00:00
Weird Sex Tales (Four Strange Erotic Stories)
Weird Sex Tales (Four Strange Erotic Stories) - Fannie Tucker More
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review 2015-08-04 19:13
Stangest Tales
Strange Tales V - Andrew Hook,Charles F. Wilkinson,Mark Valentine,Steve Rasnic Tem,Rebecca L. Johnson,John Howard Reid,Rosalie Parker,David Rix,Andrew Apter,Stephen J. Clark

Not as representative of the eerie or uncanny as previous volumes, but a greater variety of story. More surreal and a good number of just strange experimental seeming short prose pieces. They all have a plot, of a sort, but to say many are surreal and enigmatic would even be a bit of an understatement.

There were a few science fiction, oh okay, let's call them speculative fiction entries, that partook of the Dickian or James Tiptree feel.

Overall I was not as captivated by this volume in the series, but it was still well worth the money and you will find that Parker's anthologies are quite unique in this genre/type of collection of original stories.

The book is beautifully produced, more elaborately than its younger siblings, with a fully embossed and colored binding and a full color frontispiece. As usual a beautiful production by Tartarus at a competitive price for a limited edition and it will look great on your shelf with all those other mostly cream colored Tartarus volumes.

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review 2014-11-29 21:01
Odd, touching tales set in the Marvelverse
Strange Tales II - Jody LeHeup,James Stokoe,Nicholas Gurewitch,Dean Haspiel,Dash Shaw,Harvey Pekar,Jhonen Vasquez,Rafael Grampa,Jaime Hernández,Gibert Hernandez,Terry Moore,Kate Beaton,Jeff Lemire,Frank Santoro,Shannon Wheeler,Jillian Tamaki,Kevin Huizenga,Gene Yang

Some are just funny, some are political or social vehicles, and some are thought provoking or sad.   But all are rather unique takes on characters, some of which are one page long, some a few pages longer.   Some are word heavy while others use art more than the written word to convey their message.   Some attempt to blend the two.   Some fit into the Marvel-verse splendidly, no warped aspect, some do warp to make their point and couldn't possibly be considered canon.  

 

These quirky tales are not only a delight, but brought to life by some of the best in the business.   True, many don't fit into the mainstream comic arena: their odd hipness, the art itself or the writing style simply wouldn't fit in with Marvel in particular.   However, it's nice to see Marvel poke this fun at, well, itself.   It's nice to see something that isn't in the style that is the usual.  

 

It's a lot of fun, in fact.   Although probably not as much fun if you don't have some familiarity with the characters.   And yes, the Jeffrey Brown X-Men story was the highlight for me. 

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text 2014-11-29 16:56
X-Men By Jeffrey Brown?
Strange Tales II - Jody LeHeup,James Stokoe,Nicholas Gurewitch,Dean Haspiel,Dash Shaw,Harvey Pekar,Jhonen Vasquez,Rafael Grampa,Jaime Hernández,Gibert Hernandez,Terry Moore,Kate Beaton,Jeff Lemire,Frank Santoro,Shannon Wheeler,Jillian Tamaki,Kevin Huizenga,Gene Yang

I"m so excited!   I didn't realize he did an X-Men story in this anthology!

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