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The Torturer's Apprentice by John Biguenet
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Jan 08, 12

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bookshelves: autumn, fiction, short-story
Read from December 19, 2011 to January 08, 2012

This collection of short stories focuses upon the bizarre and the fantastic, with some horror thrown in for good measure. With most short stories, the ending is important, either silencing the outcome with a finality the reader accepts or making the reader yearn for more. While some of the stories in this book hit the mark, others just kind of sat there, not sure where to go or when to end.

My favorite was the last story, NEVER COME UP, which was ghostly and enthralling. Ducks and whiskey haunted my dreams that night. The first story, about a modern stigmatic, was okay but just left me hanging there, not sure where to go.

All in all, a decent read, and I appreciate the author's focus on the otherworldly land that is the flood basin of New Orleans and the Delta.

Book Season = Autumn (wait for the shadows)
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