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The Panda Book of Horror (Iris Wildthyme (Obverse Books) #2)

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Witness a slender neck being circled by rough hands... sharp metal violently stabbing and twisting... the emerging viscous dark red liquid being guzzled greedily, lingering on lips and teeth, followed by the laughter of madness. And that's just Iris and Panda at a wine tasting! "Pass me the bottle, woman! We might as well KILL it..."

Hardcover, 224 pages
Published December 12th 2009 by Obverse Books (first published 2009)

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I really love Iris and Panda. I think this was their best collection I've read so far. The short stories were all mocking the horror genre but some managed to be both creepy and very funny at the same time. Overall nearly all the stories were very good. My favourite was the Lovecraft parody which was flawless. Easily on par with What ho gods of the Abyss.
Richard Wright
As with the previous story collection about Iris Wildthyme, transtemporal adventuress and frequent companion to an eloquent stuffed panda called Panda, this book walks a thin line between strangeness and silliness. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it fails. It will tickle some readers enormously, and annoy others just as much. For me, Iris and Panda are mostly too off the wall to hold my interest when having strange adventures of their own - while the narrative tricks and humour can be entertai ...more
Very enjoyable selection of short stories, though slightly too hit-and-miss to merit a top score, despite the ever enjoyable interaction of the lead characters. My favourite stories in the collection were Framed by Mark Michalowski, Apocalypse Slough by Mark Morris, The Delightful Bag by Paul Magrs, and The Shadow of the Times Before by Matt Kimpton, all of which were top notch.
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