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Naked City by Ellen Datlow
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Aug 10, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: couldn-t-finish

The editor of this anthology suggested the title is from a 1948 movie and that each story deals with a city. I chose this because Jim Butcher and Patricia Briggs had submissions.

I read only three stories and decided I had suffered enough so I stopped before finishing a fourth.

Curses by Jim Butcher-- 2.5 stars
I normall love Jim Butcher stories. The wit written into Harry's character along with the imaginative story lines usually has me engaged. This one did not.
This submission has Harry learning about the Chicago Cubs curse.

How the Pooka Came to New York City by Delia Sherman--1.5 stars
I am unfamiliar with this author. A man travels to America and somehow saves a Pooka. The Pooka is indebted and stays around until the debt is repaid. I don't know what a Pooka is and didn't bother to look it up.

Fairy Gifts by Patricia Briggs--3 stars
A vampire arrives in his hometown, one he hasn't visited in 100 years. He isn't sure why he is there (neither is the reader). The story jumps time frames to give him some background. Finally the reader learns why he went to his hometown.

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