The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories
-A vampire locked in a cage in the basement, for good luck. -Bad guys, clever girls, and the various reasons why the guys have to stop breathing. -A world where fires never go out (with references to vanilla ice cream). These are but a few of the curiosities collected in this volume of short... show more
-A vampire locked in a cage in the basement, for good luck. -Bad guys, clever girls, and the various reasons why the guys have to stop breathing. -A world where fires never go out (with references to vanilla ice cream). These are but a few of the curiosities collected in this volume of short stories by three acclaimed practitioners of paranormal fiction. ButThe Curiosities is more than the stories. Since 2008, Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff have posted more than 250 works of short fiction to their website merryfates.com. Their goal was simple: create a space for experimentation and improvisation in their writing--all in public and without a backspace key. In that spirit,The Curiosities includes the stories and each author's comments, critiques, and kudos in the margins. Think of it as a guided tour of the creative processes of three acclaimed authors. So, are you curious now?
Publish date: August 1st 2012
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Incredible. Normally, I can't stand short stories and flash fiction. I hate being ripped out of a world or away from characters too soon, hate the dangling, interpretative open endings, hate the overly refined clever little twists and touches.All of which to say, I stayed up until 4 am and finished ...
Overall, a good book. I did enjoy it, some stories more than others. I especially enjoyed all of the doodles and notes from the authors themselves. It was very insightful.
The Curiosities is a collection of mostly unedited short stories, complete with notes from the author that discuss their inspiration for the story, some of the reasons why they chose certain ideas, and what they were hoping to accomplish with it. I loved getting a glimpse into Maggie, Tessa, and Bre...
there are some really chewy stories here, and reading Yovanoff & Gratton's inclusions makes me want to read their longer works for sure.the only gripe I have is I found the banter and self-congratulatory talk grating after a while. I'm sure it's all valid, they did learn stuff from doing this, and I...
I'll admit it: I'm a Maggie Stiefvater fangirl.So yes, I was drawn in to The Curiosities by the promise of Stiefvater story-genius, but as soon as I started reading, I found myself falling--and falling hard--for both Brenna Yovanoff and Tessa Gratton. All three women contribute beautiful stories a...