31 March, 2006

Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales

(Deborah Noyes (ed.), Candlewick Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2004)

My vote goes to 'Watch and Wake', M. T. Anderson's wonderfully creepy story of weasels, witches and wax faces (oops, spoiler!) as the best in this anthology. Retold from a story by Lucius Apuleius. I know; I'd never heard of him either.

3 Comments:

Blogger gwenda said...

I loved that story!

01 April, 2006 01:28  
Blogger Shadow Nation X said...

Me too!! :)

05 April, 2006 17:56  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Yes, and I just read his book Feed, which everyone else in the world probably read as soon as it was released. I was really impressed by that, too. It could have been appalling with the teen futurespeak, but he did it so well, and the whole situation was so sinisterly believable, without being melodramatic. It was meg brag, units.

16 April, 2006 20:42  

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