Overall Rating of the Anthology: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆
Best of the Bunch
- Halfway People by Karen Joy Fowler
- Beyond the Naked Eye by Rachel Swirsky
- Good Hunting by Ken Liu
An overall very good collection of fairy tale, with each author adding his or her own unique twist to some well-known and some not very known tales. Read on for a more detailed review of each story.
Overall Rating of the Anthology: 3 Stars ***
I find anthologies difficult to rate, since most of the time they contain a mix of good and not so good stories. Because of that, I’ll take a closer look at the different stories below and will rate them individually.
Tough Times All Over – Joe Abercrombie
2 Stars **
This story follows a package as it makes its way through Sipani, a seedy city and its inhabitants.
During the story, the package changes hands multiple times and all of the characters want that package. It is more of a cross-section of the city and its inhabitants than an actual story. We get a glimpse at a character and a hint of their story and then it moves on again.