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by Maria Dahvana Headley, Neil Gaiman
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Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it 9 months ago
edited by Neil Gaiman This is a collection of mostly excellent stories edited by Neil Gaiman. Naturally the quality of writing is set to a high bar and I enjoyed most of them very much. Except for Gaimans own contribution, they are all previously published somewhere, one as far back as 1909! Many ...
Kaethe rated it 4 years ago
An outstanding collection of short stories of strange critters, with diversity of authors, time periods, styles, etc. Well chosen. Tremendously fun to read. Library copy
Paperback Castles
Paperback Castles rated it 6 years ago
This anthology holds 16 peculiar and haunting tales of unicorns, griffins, werewolves, deathly plants and the graceful Lady Death herself. Each story is carefully selected and introduced by Neil Gaiman, and he has made a beautiful contribution as well. These 16 stories are very different and range f...
altheaann rated it 6 years ago
3.2 average = 3 stars. Some good stories here.**** [inkspot] - (1972) - Gahan WilsonAn ominous inksplot grows every time an obnoxious aristocrat takes his eyes off it. Both amusing and creepy.*** The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees - (2011) - E. Lily Yu Just read this earlier this month i...
Midu Reads
Midu Reads rated it 6 years ago
by Gahan Wilson: ★★★ The Cartographer Wasps & the Anarchist Bees by E. Lily Yu ★★★★The Griffin & the Minor Canon by Frank R. Stockton ★★★ Ozioma the Wicked by Nnedi Okorafor ★★Sunbird by Neil Gaiman ★★★★ The Sage of Theare by Diana Wynne Jones ★★★Gabriel-Ernest by Saki ★★★★The Cockatoucan or Great-A...
I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it 6 years ago
I'll say 2.5 stars.Sadly the majority of the stories in this tome didn't really do it for me. The ones that shined:- The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees- The Manticore, the Mermaid, and Me- The Smile on the Face- Or All the Seas with Oysters (the ending was what clinched it)- Come Lady Dea...
Twirling Book Princess
Twirling Book Princess rated it 6 years ago
There were a lot of good stories in here, but also some stories that weren't for me. I didn't like them, or (in case of the bees/wasps) I skipped it because I am afraid of/dislike bees/wasps.Other then that, it was a magical journey through weird, gruesome and thrilling stories. We got Unicorns, Mer...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Gaiman selected the stories in this anthology but was allowed to include one of his own, which is quite good. In fact, I liked all the stories in this collection bar the one by E. Nesbit, which has that annoying "technique" that many children's stories of her era employ of talking directly to the re...
Book Punks on BookLikes
Book Punks on BookLikes rated it 6 years ago
A gorgeous book, though a mediocre read. A handful of really excellent stories, and many "eh" stories. All good, but meh.
staceybusuttil1 rated it 6 years ago
A superb collection of fantastical, whimsical stories. It was a pleasure to read Diana Wynne Jones's work again, and I now have a firm favourite of a warewolf story in the form of Anthony Boucher's "The Compleat Warewolf". Other notable mentions include: "The Griffin and the Minor Cannon" by Frank R...
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