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Time Travelers, Ghosts, and Other Visitors

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  61 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The Skeleton Key • (1993) • novella
Objects of Desire • (1998) • shortstory
Unleashed • (1991) • shortstory
Mint Condition • (2001) • novelette
Night Life • (2000) • shortstory
Entertaining Possibilities • (2003) • shortstory
Toobychubbies • (1999) • shortstory
Haunted Humans • (1994) • novella
Egg Shells • (2000) • shortstory
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Five Star (ME) (first published 2003)
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Julia
Aug 22, 2008 Julia rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Julia by: On a Nina Kiriki Hoffman kick this summer
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“Haunted Humans” is a very unusual and original ghost/ mystery/ thriller novella. DJ is the receptionist for psychologists where she meets Morgan who appears to have multiple personalities. Instead, he’s got multiple ghosts—Clift a professor, Saul a New Jersey lech and suicide, Gary the detective who arrested the killer that’s after DJ again.

“The Skeleton Key” is about a girl who prays to and does rituals for Hermes, who comes to her aid when Satanists try to sacrifice her.

“Toobychubbies” is a
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Haley
I had this book on hold and it came in and I started reading it... only to find that I had read it before. So I moved on to the next story, and I had read it as well! I'm so confused. I've read all of these short stories, but don't remember ever getting a book by this title. So, since this is a collection of NKH stories, the only thing I can think of is that I read them all somewhere else, individually. Oh well! Anything by NKH is worth reading again, anyways.
Penelope
All the way through this short story collection I felt I was in the hands of a word magician ~ just when I thought I knew where things were heading, there was a twist or something unseen revealed that changed my point of view. Not so much fantasy as magic realism. These stories could be happening here and now in the real world, but the way the characters see the world starts to affect the way you see the world, too.
Kirsten
This collection of short stories mostly strays away from the themes of Hoffman's novels, instead exploring time travel and alien technology, among other subjects. I was a little bit disappointed, as I didn't feel like most of these stories had the same spark as her novels. The longest story in the collection, though, "Haunted Humans," was very good.
Corinne
This is a compendium of short stories by Nina K. Hoffman. By far the best is "the skeleton key" which combines greek history (the god Hermes), sartanic sacrifice and a ghost together. The other stories are also nicely written and I think the author is full of fantastical ideas and I can't wait to read more of her!
Cindy
I'm not a huge short stories fan, but I'll read them if I've liked other things by the author. This collection is true to its name, but I also noticed that almost all of them had the theme of violation with protagonists suffering torture, murder, stalking and alien mind invasion. Creepy!
Cindywho
I'm not a huge short stories fan, but I'll read them if I've liked other things by the author. This collection is true to its name, but I also noticed that almost all of them had the theme of violation with protagonists suffering torture, murder, stalking and alien mind invasion. Creepy!
Kae Cheatham
Wonderfully imaginative. Solid voices and interesting circumstances.
Finalist for the Endeavor Award, 2004
Winner of the Bram Stoker Award
kvon
Mint Condition is the one that stuck most with me, of a betrayed time agent. No stories with the kids from her series.
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Nina Kiriki Hoffman’s first solo novel, The Thread That Binds the Bones (1993), won the Bram Stoker Award for first novel; her second novel, The Silent Strength of Stones (1995) was a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. A Red Heart of Memories (1999, part of her “Matt Black” series), nominated for a World Fantasy Award, was followed by sequel Past the Size of Dreaming in 2001. Much o ...more
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