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Twists of the Tale

3.26  ·  Rating Details  ·  38 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
In ancient Egypt they were worshiped. In the Middle Ages they were crucified. From a gentle purr to a sudden scratch, enter the dark, secret world of the creature who is definitely not man's best friend - and who likes it just fine that way. In this extraordinary collection, twenty-four master storytellers look into the inscrutable eyes of felis catus, and see a reflection ...more
Published February 2nd 2009 by Wildside Press (first published October 1st 1996)
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This is an okay collection. It is not a stand-out collection, but it is not a bad collection. Some of the stories in it are very good, others not so much.

The best two stories are "No Heaven Will Not Ever Heaven Be" by A.R. Marlan and "White Rook, Black Pawn" by Susan Wade. "No Heave" is about an artist and his love for cats, while "White Rook" combines a failing family, fires, and chess. Another good one is the short story "Best Friends" where the writer trusts the reader.
Dec 02, 2008 Natalie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animals
It's horror stories! With a cat theme! Why did I think this would be a good idea to purchase at the book store?!

There were one or two decent enough stories, but I ended up trading this in for used-bookstore credit, which is something I rarely do.
Jun 10, 2011 Reba rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Like any anthology, some stories were great. Some, not so good.
Apr 02, 2011 Dina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
some stories were pretty good, but overall... meh
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Ellen Datlow has been an award-winning editor of short science fiction, fantasy, and horror for over twentyfive years.

She is editor of the Best Horror of the Year and has edited or co-edited a large number of award-winning original anthologies. Her most recent are Supernatural Noir, Naked City, Blood and Other Cravings, The Beastly Bride, Teeth, Trolls Eye View, and After (the last three with Ter
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