The Best American Short Stories 2007; selected from US and Canadian magazines by Stephen King.

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The Best American Short Stories 2007; selected from US and Canadian magazines by Stephen King.

Post  Bookworm on Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:46 pm

Stephen King, no stranger to short fiction, claims this collection of stories contains "not a single one ...that didn't delight me, that didn't make me want to crow 'Oh man, you gotta read this!'" Sadly, only one in this collection fits that category, generally reserved for masterpieces as Ray Russell's 1961 classic, "Sardonicus" and "To Build a Fire" by Jack London.
"Sans Farine", originally published in Harper's by Jim Shepard, is good. A tale of the strange under goings of the French Revolution, this riveting story features in part the history and development and initial usage of "the lady of mercy," the guillotine. Well done, perhaps enough to chortle about.
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