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Timothy Schaffert
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 9 months ago
t's interesting using this book in a class. The Swan stories are the most popular, and the quiet ones about relationships confuse people for some reason. I liked "Warm-Mouth" far more on this re-read.Old ReviewThere is a misnomer on the cover of this book. Some short stories in this volume have not...
Joelle's Bibliofile
Joelle's Bibliofile rated it 1 year ago
An eclectic collection of re-imagined tales by some well-known and respected authors, primarily hailing from the fantasy/science fiction section. As in most anthologies, there is variation in the quality of the stories-hence the three-star rating. Some were pretty experimental, while others more c...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
I liked the other volume better. I can't figure out if it is because I'm a woman or because it was simply better. However, there a few essays that are worth it, like the one about Jack and the Beanstalk. If you like Neil Gaiman and/or Jeff Vandermeer, you should know each has an essay in this.
Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it 5 years ago
What an unusual and charming book. I fell in love with "The Swan Gondola" fairly quickly with its loud and lively main character and its equally lively and vivid writing that made the whole tale come to life. And what a bittersweet tale it turned out to be, not entirely unpredictable yet haunting al...
bryceoc
bryceoc rated it 6 years ago
The setting was what drew me in and kept me interested. The writing was pretty solid, the pages oozed with character. The book never bored me, but it felt like it should have been so much more. So much deeper, and more poignant, and more memorable. I kept thinking to myself, "You have the backdrop a...
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