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The Book Devourer

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Mary Roach
Stories: All-New Tales
Lawrence Block, Richard Adams, Roddy Doyle, Jeffery Deaver, Chuck Palahniuk, Joyce Carol Oates, Diana Wynne Jones, Peter Straub, Michael Marshall Smith, Michael Swanwick, Tim Powers, Joanne Harris, Gene Wolfe, Michael Moorcock, Stewart O'Nan, Jeffrey Ford, Walter Mosley,
State of the Dark - Brian Barnett Solid 3.5 with several 4 star stories. Honestly, most of these little acabre or horrifying snippets left me wanting more. Felt like I was in a meeting where movie ideas were being pitched. That is probably standard with flash fiction and I do enjoy short stories but these just left too little room for real character and plot development. I'd love to see with Barnett could do with just one novel-length idea because it looks like he's got lots of them floating around in his head.