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Another fine effort by an international group of writers. Further proof that cooperation among diverse peoples can produce a worthy outcome. Educational as well as entertaining. The reader will be subjected to various viewpoints and cultural experiences that prove that we are after all human and we all carry the same good and bad baggage associated with the human condition. Cudos to all of the authors both new and repeats.
Anthologies by their nature are often hit and miss on quality. There were a few lesser pieces here, in my opinion, but they are more than offset by many, many great stories. This book is perfect to carry with you and read waiting for the train, or at the doctor's office--great short stories to keep you entertained and/or make you think when you have a bit of down time. Which is not to say you couldn't sit down with it one evening and read straight through. You could, and that would be another ...more
Writing is a mixture of OCD and schizophrenia. Each time I finish a novel or short story I wonder why I put myself through so much hard work and frustration. But you know what they say about forgetting the pain of birth once you have the joy of holding your baby I know full well that the characters in my head will insist I carry on. I hear their conversations, they drive me back to the keyboard. I ...more