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Here is the collection that all of John R. Little's fans have been waiting for. Little is one of the most talented fantasists of our time, and this book brings together some of his most beloved novellas and short stories including: Miranda: The heart-breaking novella that won the Bram Stoker Award for best long fiction. Ursa Major: This is Little's story of a young girl being terrorized by a fanatic grizzly bear. Dreams in Black and White: One of the best novellas in the field, this story of loss and redemption stays with readers long after the final page. Also included are many other classic and newer stories. Whether you're a long-time fan or a newcomer, you'll want to add this volume to your collection.
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  • Imaginative and ambitious

    Little by Little
    misspider

    misspider

    27. July 2015 um 11:23

    - Dreams in Black and White The first already was my favorite story of the collection, but fortunately the rest wasn't too bad, either. A great bittersweet story, period. 5 stars. - Burying Reena While this one was ok, it didn't strike me as remarkable. 3 stars. - Tails A very bizarre and grotesque, but also sad mindtrip that makes you think. 3 stars. - Ursa Major I was very curious about this story as it was the only one by the author I had heard of before. While it was a very suspenseful pageturner, I was not as impressed as by the first story, because then I really felt with and for the protagonists, but here I was only following the story like an observer. There were several occasions that made me wince because they seemed so far-fetched and overdone. However, the ending was a mean little trick. Still: 4 stars - Sarah's Story Wow, this one was really twisted. I could not help a big grin at Sarah's final triumph, however sick it may have been. 4 stars - The Gray Zone Not really horror, this one is more along the lines of sci-fi, presenting a very original and fascinating version of a time travel story. Outstanding, this is my second favorite story. 5 stars - Language Barrier This one did nothing for me - read it, forgot it. My least favorite. 2 star. - The Halloween Phantoms Spooky little halloween treat. 4 stars - Loyd and Caitlin and the Ghosts Ok, but unremarkable, at least for me. 3 stars. - Miranda A story that is told in reverse, because it tells the story of a man who goes back in time, rising from the dead, getting younger and eventually going back into his mother's womb, while all people around him live in the opposite direction. At first, it was confusing, as it must have been for the main character, but once you got used to the rythm it was really fascinating. A good finale for the book. 4 stars. Overall, a very good, above-the-average collection you can't go wrong with. Recommended. (I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review)

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  • Imaginative and ambitious

    Little by Little
    misspider

    misspider

    27. July 2015 um 11:22

    Cracked Sky is a story about loss, but also about the love of a parent intent on sacrificing everything for his child and family. The first half of the book really got me hooked, it was sad but then slowly it turned into something sinister and creepy. However, when Stephen enters the realm beyond the Cracked Sky in order to save his little girl, the plot became a bit fuzzy and sometimes confusing, making it hard to follow. There where several scenes thrown in where I was unsure of their meaning or importance for the story. It felt like the author wanted to create something big, fantastical, but put in too much. Nevertheless, the story was a fascinating read with a unique plot and believable characters. (I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review)

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