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I like to get short story anthologies, because they’re interruptable (I have issues with putting a book down mid-plot to go do something else; I’m not good at it), they often introduce new writers or allow a favorite and much-read author to explore genres other than what I normally see them in, and they’re just all around cool.
This one was something of a disappointment. The stories weren’t all that interesting, and I often found myself bored or irritated only a few paragraphs in. It wasn’t captivating, descriptive writing. It just didn’t deliver — fantasy gone horribly wrong, in a nutshell.