Stone mattress: Nine Tales

Published Oct. 29, 2015 by Anchor Books.


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4 stars (4 reviews)

Collection of highly imaginative short stories, including tales of a fantasy writer guided by the voice of her late husband, a surprise held in an auctioned storage space, a woman mistaken for a vampire, and a long-ago crime avenged in the Arctic via a 1.9 billion-year-old stromatolite.--

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4 stars

This book was won on a good reads giveaway, my first ever win on here.

I have always wanted to read a book by Margaret Atwood but have never got round to getting a copy of one of her books, so winning this book worked out quite well in the end.

This is a collection of nine short stories and I feel it gives you a good introduction to what Atwood is like.

Stories 1 - 3 (Alphinland, Revenant and Dark Lady) are all linked, three people who knew each other in the past are now nearing the end of their lives. I enjoyed Alphinland but was left wanting more so when I reached the second story and realised it was connected I was very happy. The three main characters all seem to have regrets about what has happened in the past, and the ending is really well done and …

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