Dangerous Women (2013)
Dangerous Women (2013)
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3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
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English
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Tor Books
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- “Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie - A Red Country storyAs a fan of Red Country I liked the story, but I doubt it is interesting to people who haven't read that book.- “My Heart is Either Broken” by Megan Abbott- “Nora’s Song” by Cecelia Holland- “The Hands That Are Not There” by Melinda Snodgrass- “Bombshells” by Jim Butcher - A Harry Dresden story- “Raisa Stepanova” by Carrie Vaughn- “Wrestling Jesus” by Joe R. Lansdale- “Neighbors” by Megan Lindholm- “I Know How to Pick ’Em” by Lawrence Block- “Shadows For Silence in the Forests of Hell” by Brandon SandersonBest story so far. The setting works really well in the short form. It is an intriguing world and I was desperate to learn more about it. But that would not be as much fun as this story. The setting guides the plot. If it were a novel, the setting would restrict the story, or the author has to downplay the setting- “A Queen in Exile” by Sharon Kay PenmanIt reads like a summary of a book. That is not the same as a story.- “The Girl in the Mirror” by Lev Grossman - A Magicians story- “Second Arabesque, Very Slowly” by Nancy Kress- “City Lazarus” by Diana Rowland- “Virgins” by Diana Gabaldon - An Outlander story- “Hell Hath No Fury” by Sherilynn Kenyon- “Pronouncing Doom” by S.M. Stirling - An Emberverse story- “Name the Beast” by Sam Sykes- “Caretakers” by Pat Cadigan- “Lies My Mother Told Me” by Caroline Spector - A Wild Cards story- “The Princess and the Queen” by George R.R. Martin I started listening to the audiobook at the beginning and tried to make my way to Brandon Sanderson's story. I skipped past two stories due to graphic language or sexual content. I still feel that Brandon's story was worth the purchase (I own both the audiobook and the hardcover), but I lamented the stories that did little or nothing for me.“Some Desperado” by Joe AbercrombieReally tried to care about somebody in this story. Really couldn't.“My Heart is Either Broken” by Megan AbbottProbably not the best story for a father of three young children to read. Creepy and disturbing.“Nora’s Song” by Cecelia HollandMildly interesting, but either I was supposed to glean more from the context or I should have known more about history to find it more interesting than I did.“The Hands That Are Not There” by Melinda SnodgrassA fairly interesting story, but too heavy on the sexual content for my taste.“Bombshells” by Jim ButcherI have mixed feelings about the Dresden Files, but this story was interesting enough to make me care about the characters.“Raisa Stepanova” by Carrie VaughnInteresting short story about WWII flying aces.“Wrestling Jesus” by Joe R. LansdaleThis is one I skipped after a few minutes. Holy COW, the language. The characters could have been more interesting, but the language was blasting in my ears.“Neighbors” by Megan LindholmInteresting, if melancholy look at an elderly woman's desire to be independent when her well-intentioned but too-busy-for-empathy family is intent on doing the right thing for her, no matter what she wants.“I Know How to Pick ’Em” by Lawrence BlockAnother one I skipped. Egregious and GRAPHIC sexual content. Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell by Brandon SandersonThis is what I bought the anthology for. Brandon couldn't write a bad book if he tried (please don't!). Loved it.And that's as far as I got. The rating applies mostly to Brandon's story.
Reviews
kida
Dangerous women - I was expecting good heroines and villans - too anti-women.
Darlena
5 stars for Diana Gabaldon's story. 3 stars for everything else.
porty
I only read 'Virgins' by Diana Gabaldon.
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