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Matt Bell is the author of How They Were Found, a collection of fiction from Keyhole Press. His fiction has been anthologized in Best American Mystery Stories 2010 and Best American Fantasy 2. He is also the editor of The Collagist and can be found online at

Average rating: 3.94 · 1,964 ratings · 522 reviews · 40 distinct works · Similar authors
In the House Upon the Dirt ...
3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 720 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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How They Were Found
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 273 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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Cataclysm Baby
4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 185 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Collectors
4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 2009
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Wolf Parts
4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2010
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How the Broken Lead the Blind
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2009
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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“The compasses are disappointingly true, pointing north over and over, when all he wants is for one to dissent, to demur, to show him the new direction he cannot find on his own.”
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“Who has never killed an hour? Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder of minutes. The violence comes from a combination of giving up, not caring, and a resignation that getting past it is all you can hope to accomplish. So you kill the hour. You do not work, you do not read, you do not daydream. If you sleep it is not because you need to sleep. And when at last it is over, there is no evidence: no weapon, no blood, and no body. The only clue might be the shadows beneath your eyes or a terribly thin line near the corner of your mouth indicating something has been suffered, that in the privacy of your life you have lost something and the loss is too empty to share.”
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