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Book review editor, digital storyteller, inveterate scribbler of words, pictures and postcards.

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Pretty Monsters: Stories

Pretty Monsters: Stories - Kelly Link, Shaun Tan I'm really glad someone turned me on to Kelly Link. She's a gifted storyteller whose work is often pegged as fantasy or light horror (I say "light" because I could never stomach real horror), but in fact runs the gamut from science fiction to fairy tale to some really interesting magical realism with dizzying meta-fictional elements. To get a taste for free, read The Fairy Handbag. [ full review ]