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June 27th, 2010

June 27th, 2010
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Book review: Strip Mauled
Today's book review is Strip Mauled edited by Esther M. Friesner.

This is another anthology of suburban fantasy stories, a companion to Witch Way to the Mall?, but focusing on werewolves instead of witches.  I think the quality of the stories is really quite similar -- many are actually sequels to the stories in the previous volume by the same authors -- but I enjoyed this book noticeably more because I really like werewolves while I'm more tepid about witches.  To be fair, I suspect that the joke of putting blatantly fantastic tropes against the backdrop of the most soul-crushingly mundane environment known -- archtypical Suburbia -- would be wearing pretty thin in the second book.  But, you know, werewolves.

8 out of 10.

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