Stories: A Book Blurb

The joy of fiction is the joy of the imagination. All new tales edited

by Neil Gaiman & Al Sarrantonio

The Blurb 

The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to find the answer to the question, 'And then what happened?' As Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio prove with this outstanding collection, when it comes to great fiction, all genres are equal. 

Stories is a groundbreaking anthology that reinvigorates, expands, and redefines imaginative fiction with contributions from some of the best writers in the world. This extraordinary volume will ignite a new appreciation for the limitless realm of exceptional storytelling. 

The First Line(s)

BLOOD by Roddy Doyle                                                                                                                                                                                           He grew up in Dracula's City. He'd walked past Bram Stoker's house everyday on his way to school. But it had meant nothing to him. He'd never felt a thing, not the hand of a ghost or a shiver, not a lick on his neck as he passed. 

Why I Decided to Take on the Read

Permit me to say it again, but wordsy surfaces capture me instantly. Since this book is covered with words and some clip arts with a very catchy and somewhat pale color palette, then I was drawn to read its blurb on the back. Sounds good. It seems that buying this book would be similar to winning the local lottery. I get to read different authors at a time. I am only familiar with Neil Gaiman, Joanne Harris and Chuck Palahniuk. Yes, limited reading. I need to work on that I guess. I am more than willing to know other authors though. And some short story titles did caught my attention. For instance, Polka Dots and Moonbeams. I am peachy like that.


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