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Fearful Symmetries: An Anthology Of Horror (2014)

by Ellen Datlow(Favorite Author)
3.63 of 5 Votes: 5
1771481935 (ISBN13: 9781771481939)
Chizine Publications
review 1: Ellen Datlow does it again! Thanks to Netgalley for allowing me to review this, as a big fan of Ms Datlow's previous anthologies I was excited to read this latest one. It is to be highly recommended, as always in an anthoology there are some hits and some misses but you cannot deny that Ms Datlow has some of the biggest names in ficiton lining up to be included in her anthologies and this is because she picks the best stories and lines them up beautifully. Each book feels like a labour of love and this is no exception.
review 2: I love anything Edith Datlow works on. I have one too many times attempted to read a compilation, only to find nothing but a collection of mediocre to bad stories. That is NEVER the case with Datlow edited works. This is no exception
... more. The stories in the beginning were a bit weaker to me than those in the middle and at the end, ending with a particularly amazing offering by Garth Nix. Horror is not my genre, not in the slightest, but the grand majority of the stories compiled in this work were mostly more cerebral than your classic monster movie. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys more than just blood, guts and gore in their horror. Those things are in some of the stories, but they all are smart. Excellent editing job. less
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All stories are good, most are genuinely disturbing. A couple are more like sketches.
Couldn't get through it.
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