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A Book of Horrors by Stephen Jones
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Feb 11, 12

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Read in February, 2012

Overall, a really nice collection of horror stories, and all of them new to me. It was a pleasure to read Caitlin R. Kiernan's Charcloth, Firesteel, and Flint. Near Zennor captured all of Elizabeth Hand's brilliant descriptions and mood that I've found in her other work. But the story that I particularly liked was The Coffin-Maker's Daughter, which gives a great twist on the idea of mirrors and death. The one story I just couldn't make it through was Peter Crowther's Ghosts with Teeth. I'm not sure what the issue was other than I couldn't figure out what was going on (not always a bad thing in a horror story) and felt like I was reading something written while drunk. Aside from that piece, though, very entertaining.
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