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dejshaknight, January 28, 2011 (view all comments by dejshaknight)
This is such a wonderful collection of short fiction showing the great range that Devon Monk is able to write. This is the best short fiction collection I have ever read.
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vbarton24, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by vbarton24)
I just love this book such awesome stories. I have been reading Devon for some time and love all her works.
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sharonet, October 19, 2010 (view all comments by sharonet)
What a wonderful collection of stories! Surprising, dark, funny, clever, touching, heartbreaking--it's all here. Strong characters who have been tempered by life and come out tough and resilient, without losing the humanity (even when they're not quite human) that makes them caring, compassionate, and loving. "Probe" made me cry it was so beautiful. And the language in the story of Stigin Niddle ("Leeward to the Sky") is reminiscent of Ray Bradbury--and I thought no one could do Bradbury. This is a collection you'll want to go back to time and again. You'll always get something new out of it, and never get tired of it. I only hope Monk collects more of her short work together!
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Monk, Devon
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Science Fiction - Short Stories
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Product details 264 pages Fairwood Press - English 9780982073094 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Urban fantasist Monk (Magic on the Storm) has collected a delicious sampling of her short fiction, including four stories original to this volume. In 'Dusi,' the gorgon Medusa has survived into modern times, making her living selling remarkably detailed wildlife statuary and longing for love. In 'That Saturday,' a little girl steals a neighbor's supernaturally endowed lawn ornament. In 'Ducks in a Row,' a story that feels like early Bradbury (but perhaps with more teeth), a child abuse survivor gives a cheating carnival operator his comeuppance. In 'Here After Life' a man in spirit form joins four younger versions of himself outside the hospital where he is presumably dying. Featuring quirky, well-developed protagonists whose decisions have significant moral consequences, these stories also show a strong sense of place. Sometimes funny, sometimes dark, often both, they are varied in form and invariably rewarding. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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