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Collected Fictions
4.58
it was amazing
Amazing, wonderful, fantastic, throw every positive superlative you can find at this collection. Borges is a marvel of a writer. This lovely deckle-cu ...more
May 29, 2012
Jun 04, 2012
 
t zero
3.90
did not like it
Unbelievably bad, the worst book I've read since joining Goodreads, and one of the worst books I've read in my life. I got suckered into this one beca ...more
Apr 09, 2014
Jan 17, 2011
 
The Monkey's Wedding and Other Stories
3.60
liked it
Offbeat and weird stories that are often sweet but occasionally feature a light tinge of horror. For the most part they are really very inventive; Joa ...more
May 13, 2015
May 14, 2015
 
The Cyberiad
4.20
really liked it
Think Borges-lite, with a sprinkling of Lewis Carroll-esque whimsy and a big sprinkling of robots. I picked this up because I enjoyed Lem's short stor ...more
Aug 11, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
 
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
4.21
it was ok
A collection of unfortunately mediocre sci-fi short stories heavily themed around sexuality, the sometimes-cooperative sometimes-antagonistic relation ...more
Jul 06, 2014
Aug 21, 2012
 
Gutshot
3.61
liked it
I picked this book up because I really enjoyed one of Gray's short stories, "Labyrinth," that got published in the New Yorker. It's also present in th ...more
Jun 15, 2016
Jun 23, 2016
 
The Crying of Lot 49
3.70
it was amazing
I'd forgotten how awesome The Crying of Lot 49 is. The story, animated by Pynchon's twisting, layered prose, almost vibrates off the page and dares yo ...more
Jun 09, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
 
Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick
4.22
really liked it
A book of sharp little twists and the usual thematic obsessions of Philip K. Dick: reality, perception, and free will. If you like that kind of stuff ...more
Jan 08, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
 
Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic
3.62
liked it
A decent if unspectacular collection of Mexican fantasy/sci-fi short stories. They are in the vein of myths and legends, ghost stories, oddities and f ...more
Jun 2015
Jul 10, 2015
 
The Trial
3.99
liked it
Very uneven, with some moments of greatness and some interminably boring segments. As with some of Kafka's other written works, this book was unfinish ...more
Oct 12, 2009
Jun 28, 2009
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