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A Natural History of Hell by Jeffrey Ford
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really liked it
bookshelves: contemporary-fantasy, faerie, fantasy, horror-monsters-ghosts, short-story, sci-fi, magic, pulp

I can’t believe I let A Natural History of Hell sit on my shelf for two and a half years before I read it! I’d enjoyed a story or two by Ford, but I can’t recall what made me want to buy this collection. It was probably a blurb describing the stories in a way that piqued my interest, followed by a review gushing about how good Ford is. That usually does it. I’ve purchased many a short-story collection this way.

I loved it. His stories have such interesting premises delivered on by great characters.

My journey through the book was a little trippy. There was a story I’d read years ago in an anthology that I had no memory of reading, and I thought it was great. I don’t know how it got so completely erased from my brain, but I’m okay with a little bit of weirdness to keep my life interesting. When I closed the book, I felt that I-need-to-read-more-by-this-person feeling. Lucky me, Ford has quite the body of work for me to add to my tbr bookcase. I hope I don’t take two and a half years next time.
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Reading Progress

July 4, 2016 – Shelved
July 4, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
June 7, 2019 – Started Reading
June 8, 2019 –
page 33
12.89%
June 11, 2019 –
page 87
33.98%
June 16, 2019 – Finished Reading
June 28, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary-fantasy
June 28, 2019 – Shelved as: faerie
June 28, 2019 – Shelved as: fantasy
June 28, 2019 – Shelved as: horror-monsters-ghosts
June 28, 2019 – Shelved as: short-story
June 28, 2019 – Shelved as: sci-fi
June 28, 2019 – Shelved as: magic
June 28, 2019 – Shelved as: pulp

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