June 15th, 2010

A Very Hungry Caterpillar

Fablecroft Publications - Worlds Next Door

Favourite stories in Worlds Next Door, edited by Tehani Wessley are:

Dirt Flinthart's "The Best Dog In The World." which made me tear up! I almost cried. A gorgeous story about the lengths a dog will go to, to get back to his master. Gorgeous idea, lovely writing. Great pacing too.

RJ Astruc's "Enid and the Prince" and "Geneveive and the Dragon," by Angela Slatter seem like sister-stories, and I loved both of them. Loved the heroines, loved the settings, and great ideas examining what fairy tales meanings can mean.

My favourite above all was 'Inksucker" by Aidan Doyle. I loved this one so much I wanted to hug it. Some sentences were gorgeous gems, a delight to read and really good to see someone playing with language, and showing how much fun writing, and stories, can be. I would love to read more short stories in this world! 

Over all, this anthology was a good, light hearted read. I zipped through it, and enjoyed every story for different reasons. It's also got a rather fantastic cover!