What I’m Reading Now

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There are a ton of stories in this collection of zombie stories.  I’m not much of a critic and I respect anyone who’s gotten published.  Anyway, here is what I think about what I’ve read so far:

Malthusian’s Zombie by Jeffrey Ford.  Great story and quite different from the other stories I’ve read so far in this book.  As always Jeff writes beautifully.

This Years Class Picture by Dan Simmons.  My favorite story in the book so far.  I’m just discovering Simmons and I look forward to reading more of his work.  I hear “Drood” is awesome.

Sex, Death an Starshine by Clive Barker.  Clive is my favorite.  If it wasn’t for him I may not be a reader or the wanna-be writer I am today.  This story is old school Barker.

Death and Suffrage by Dale Bailey.  Well written but kind off dragged for me.

Bitter Grounds by Neil Gaiman.  Beautifully written but I didn’t get it.  I need to read this one again.  I love Gaiman.  If I ever meet him again I’ll be sure to ask him what he was thinking about when he wrote it.

Some Zombie Contingency Plans by Kelly Link.  Entertaining but I have no idea what the point was.

Those Who Seek Forgiveness by Laurell K. Hamilton.  I don’t have much to say about this one.  It was pretty good.

Ghost Dance by Sherman Alexie.  I like the way Alexie writes and enjoyed this story.

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Posted on May 17, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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