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Einstein's Beach House: Stories
I graciously received a copy of this book from the author to read and review.

The eight short stories in this slim collection have a definite thread ru
Mar 17, 2015
Mar 03, 2015
Short Story Masterpieces
~ Open Winter by H.L. Davis 2*
~ The Tree of Knowledge by Henry James 2*
~ Innocence by Sean O'Faolain 3*
~ Flowering Judas by Katherine Anne Porter 2*
Sep 30, 2013
Apr 20, 2008
This Year It Will Be Different, and other stories
I only read 6 of the 15 stories in this book. They were all about sad families, not really very cozy Christmasy and just not enjoyable in any way. The ...more
Dec 22, 2014
Dec 17, 2014
I Hate Everyone... Starting with Me
As far as I'm concerned, people who call fuck the "f-word" are a-holes.
Jan 23, 2015
Jun 06, 2012
Dying Of Fright: Masterpieces Of The Mac Abre
This collection took forever to read! Admittedly, it was mostly read over the past two months, but the 271 pages are misleading. The pages are around ...more
Nov 28, 2014
Mar 16, 2008
Regency Christmas Wishes
Wow, I liked this a lot better than I expected to!

~The Lucky Coin by Barbara Metzger, 4*: Light-hearted and quite humorous, very enjoyable.
Dec 05, 2014
Dec 02, 2014
Great English Short Stories
A really excellent collection of short stories by some well-known masters. Each story was chosen by Isherwood and he writes an interesting intro for e ...more
Sep 09, 2013
Mar 16, 2008
It's been such a long time...time feels like it's flown away, the days just pass and fade away.

Obviously written by a (self-admitted) uber-fan, these
Jun 18, 2015
May 18, 2015
Credos And Curios
His sketches of people he knew were the most brilliant bits of this collected book. He really brought these people back to life with just a few pages ...more
Jul 27, 2014
Apr 20, 2008
Housekeeping vs. the Dirt
Lots of good book suggestions, as usual!
Jan 09, 2014
May 27, 2012
Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales
I gave this anthology to my 13 year-old niece for Christmas. It looked absolutely perfect for her & she zoomed right through it and loved it.

Mar 02, 2015
Dec 07, 2014
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales
~Selina Sedilia by Bret Harte: Hilarious for a classic gothic tale! 4*


~The Outsider by H.P. Lovecraft: Nicely crafted; my first Lovecraft 4
not set
Mar 16, 2008
Victorian Tales Of Terror (Coronet Books)
The final five:

~The Red Warder of the Reef by J.A. Barry- So-so
~The Mask by Richard Marsh- Interesting actually, but the repetitive dialogue was
Nov 10, 2012
Mar 16, 2008
A Treasury of Old-Fashioned Christmas Stories

~Christmas in Possession by M.E. Braddon: Pretty good, but reaches a somewhat irritating ending, 3*
~The Christmas Masquerade by Mary E. Wilkins Fr
not set
Dec 08, 2014
The Yellow Wall-Paper
I read this in high school and it had always stood out in my mind as one of the creepiest things ever. For years I really didn't even like to think ab ...more
Jan 1994
Oct 30, 2012
The Acid House
A bit uneven at times, as any collection will be. One of the stories contained one of the most vile tableaus I've ever read and now it is burned into ...more
Jun 23, 2011
Mar 15, 2008
The Clumsiest People in Europe: Or, Mrs. Mortimer's Bad-Tempered Guide to the Victorian World
A bit tedious at times when reading all at once. My favorite parts were the introduction, which was both educational & a bit horrifying, and the b ...more
Aug 10, 2015
Mar 27, 2008
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop
I enjoyed this collection much better than I thought I would. Most of the stories are very entertaining and for once they are actually short enough to ...more
Dec 06, 2012
Nov 02, 2010
The Pocket Book of O. Henry Stories
~ The Gift of the Magi 3*
~ The Skylight Room 3*
~ The Cop and the Anthem 4*
~ The Memoirs of a Yellow Dog 4*
~ Springtime a la Carte 3*
~ The Green Door 4
Sep 25, 2013
Mar 30, 2008
Tennis and the Meaning of Life: A Literary Anthology of the Game
Only read:

~Rackets & Riches at Wimbledon by J.P. Donleavy
~Tennis by Cable by Ring Lardner
~The Facts of Life by W. Somerset Maugham
~The Tennis Cour
Apr 21, 2015
May 14, 2013
New Gothic: A Collection of Contemporary Gothic Fiction

~Blood by Janice Galloway- Okay
~Why Don't You Come Live With Me It's Time by Joyce Carol Oates- Nice & chilling
~J by Kathy Acker- Powerful
not set
Mar 16, 2008
Girl With Curious Hair
Read original GwCH short story in 1994 and really liked it. Need to re-read.
not set
Jul 09, 2012
The Bachman Books
Rage: 3* (8-10/13)
The Long Walk: 3.5* (12/13-2/14)
Roadwork 4* (7/14-8/14)
not set
Mar 16, 2008
The Ghost Hunter's Favorite Cases

~A New Hampshire Artist and Her Ghosts
~The Electrocuted Ghost
Oct 2010
Mar 16, 2008
Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
That last story "The Devils Thumb" was a real doozy!!
May 06, 2014
Jun 11, 2008
Autobiography of a Corpse
not set
Jan 23, 2014
Fables of Wit and Elegance
not set
Apr 20, 2008
Free-Range Knitter: The Yarn Harlot Writes Again
Aug 29, 2014
May 09, 2008
Death in the Silent Places
not set
May 21, 2008
Acquired Tastes
Jan 1999
Jun 11, 2008
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