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Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link
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Apr 19, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011, litfantasy, shortstories
Read from April 14 to 29, 2011

Kelly Link is an incredibly imaginative writer. While this isn't as strong a collection as Magic for Beginners, there's still some gems in here. I especially enjoyed: "The Specialist's Hat," a genuinely creepy tale involving young twin girls and a haunted house; "Travels with the Snow Queen," a justly lauded tale that smashes several fairy tales together and turns them inside out as well; "Survivor's Ball, or the Donner Party," another creepy tale in which flames and fangs play key roles; and "The Girl Detective," a combination of Nancy Drew and the Twelve Dancing Princesses.
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