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Shadows of the Emerald City

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  3 reviews
No other story has touched as many hearts and endeared itself into the American Fabric as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum. But Like all fairy tales, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has one foot planted in the fantastic and another foot planted firmly in blood. Explore the darker side of Oz...the parts too terrifying or obscene to be told as bedtime stories. 19 tales...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 15th 2009 by Northern Frights Publishing (first published 2009)
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Krista D.
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I'm not a Wizard of Oz fan and I'm really not a horror/twisted dark fiction fan. So, when I say that I felt this was well-written, well-compiled, and well-edited, you are hearing this from a non-fan of the genre. There were a few stories I had to stop reading; otherwise, I'd need to sleep with the lights on for a week. And yet, I felt compelled to still give the next story a try. I found myself pushing my own limits in the genre...more
Apr 09, 2010 Gef added it
While it's a bit of a conflict of interest to review this anthology, since one of my short stories appears in its pages, I feel comfortable in mentioning that when I had a chance to read the other contributors' works I was pleased with the end result. I think Wizard of Oz fans could find worse ways to spend their time than reading some stories from this book.
E.M. MacCallum
Great anthology! Of course I'm bias because I have a story in it, but I still had a lot of fun reading it. The stories are all so different and unique. You won't read the same short story twice.
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