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The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008 by Ellen Datlow
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Sep 01, 11

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09/01/2011 page 15
3.0% "I really enjoyed this story, both it's fairy tale take on the "fantastical" world of economics, and it's approach to an economist as fairy tale hero."
09/01/2011 page 26
5.0% "The story seemed a little muddy and confused and not sure what to do with the vampires when they had them."
09/01/2011 page 34
6.0% "A story that unravels through the sometimes sad, sometimes confusing and very hurt and terror filled world of a survivor of child sexual abuse, and his resulting ghosts."
09/01/2011 page 43
8.0% "Thomas Usher works as a psychic detective, he can see and communicate with the dead and helps people unfortunate enough to be in dangerous circumstances with ghosts."
09/01/2011 page 53
9.0% "I read this story through twice. I still don't think I understand completely what happened, why it happened, or what the ending was supposed to mean."
09/01/2011 page 68
12.0% "Let me start by saying that “The House of Mechanical Pain” really resonated strongly with me. I really empathized with the female character in this one, and I will get into why in just a sec, but if that skewed my review of this story so be it."

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