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The Poison Eaters and Other Stories

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  • Title: The Poison Eaters and Other Stories
  • Author: Holly Black
  • ISBN: 9781931520874
  • Page: 166
  • Format: ebook

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The Poison Eaters and Other Stories

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  1. There are too few short story collections by single authors, and this one is incredible It came highly recommended by Caitlin R Kiernan herself a master of short fiction and certainly didn t disappoint These stories are sharp, with varied styles and tones ranging from gritty to ethereal to satirical A Reversal of Fortune about a deal with the devil and a wounded dog, was probably my favorite But The Night Market about a girl trying to free her sister from an elf curse and Paper Cuts Scissors wer [...]



  2. After reading, and really liking, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, I kind of wanted to read of Holly Black And as I was researching what to read next, I realized I already owned something by her This book, which I ve had for, umh, a few years I m not good with short story anthologies, switching from one story to the next after only a few pages is really difficult for me But it wasn t a problem here Each story was a delight in its own way, and all where properly magical, and blended reality with th [...]


  3. This is a short story collection written solely by Holly Black There is everything you could ever hope for from a paranormal book packed into this small but entertaining set of stories A few favourites of mine include The Night Market which is about a girl called Tomasa who tries to save her sister from a elf s curse but ends up falling for him in all the wrong ways Tomasa wasn t afraid to stand up to the elf even though he had alluring qualities In Vodka Veritas Which is about a boy who walks i [...]


  4. This anthology packs a punch An amazing first story to pulls you in, an amazing final story leaves you thinking.I had many things to say through the course of reading this book Let me summarise some of them now The main reason I read this book was in the lead up to Holly s release of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown as a novel That was the first story in this anthology and, boy, is it powerful A completely different story than what I m given to understand from the spoilers out at the moment, but if [...]


  5. For me, a couple of the stories were mildly interesting but I found myself mostly bored Not Miss Black s fault, she s very talented but I just couldn t continue with this one.


  6. Until now, I was convinced that short stories really weren t my thing.I mean, Lips Touch Three Times was okay the writing was pretty and I enjoyed it But other short story collections see Kelly Link s highly disappointing Pretty Monsters just leave me scratching my head and wondering why someone would bother to write that out at all Short stories are hard You have to develop a plot, a setting and characters, and you don t have a huge number of words to do that And with a lot of them, they don t [...]


  7. The Poison Eaters is a collection of short stories, most of which have been published in various anthologies over the years They are all supernatural in nature, though the subjects vary wildly, from faeries to werewolves to normal human beings with extraordinary abilities I m a fan of short story compilations, because you re almost always guaranteed to find at least one that suits your taste plus, they fly by I was lucky this time there were several stories I thought were exceptional, and though [...]


  8. Holly Black in tarz n seviyorum K sa hikayelerden bu kadar ho lanaca m hi d nmezdim Holly Black i Beyaz Kedi de de sevmi tim ama bu k k hikayeler onu ok daha iyi anlamam ve kendimle ba da t rmam sa lad Elinize ald n z anda bitebilecek, masal anlat r gibi bir kitap Baz hikayeler ger ek anlamda karanl kt Baz lar ise g l mseyerek okuyaca n z derecede e lenceli Asl nda hepsi ho uma gitti ancak aralar nda ne kanlar da oldu elbette.So uk Kasaba daki En So uk K z Bir t r vampir hikayesiydi Matilda n n [...]


  9. ok ilgin ve g zel bir kitapt Do rusu bekledi imden daha iyiydi Sanki ben ocukmu um , kitapta korkun hikayeler anlatmay seven b y kannem Biliyorum sa ma bir tan m oldu ama ger ekten bunu hissettim zellikle eytanla olan yemek yar mas , So uk Kasaba , K pek Kral ve Ka t Makas Keser hikayeleri ok ho uma gitti u al nt o kadar do ru ki , bir ka dakika kitaba ylece bakmama sebep oldu Korunmas gereken okurlar Okurlar kitaplar n kurban yd Makul giyinmi nemrut suratl kad nlar i eriye girer sevgilerinin ha [...]


  10. i like the stories and the writing is much better than the last holly black short story anthology i read, but they were all so similar.


  11. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown I m not sure what to think about this story At first I was wondering where this would go and thinking it was a bit odd, even for me But when the vampires started getting into the story, it was then that it started getting interesting Also, Belgium was mentioned, which is always funny since I m from Belgium So many of Belgium s citizens were vampires that shops barely opened their doors until nightfall 3 5A Reversal of Fortune This story was quite dark, in my opinion [...]


  12. A collection of short stories by one of my very favorite authors although that list seems to get longer and longerNeil Gaiman, Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Meg Cabot you see where I m going with this Anyhow, most of these stories have been printed in other anthologies, but it s definitely much easier in this one volume I like this trend of collecting previously anthologized stories especially when it s in the context of the Sookie or Dresden books I think my two favorites here were The Coldest G [...]


  13. The Poison Eaters was as almost all collections of short stories are a mixed bag Some of them such as The Night Market, In Vodka Veritas, and The Coat of Stars were great and made me wish for than just a few short pages On the other hand, some of the stories were downright confusing and mildly disturbing Virgin and Ironside were the two that left me scratching my head and wondering what the point was.But, as in all Holly Black books, the good outweighs the bad The standouts in this collection w [...]


  14. 4.5 stars Absolutely brilliant From the opening story, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, in which a desperate girl chooses to become a vampire in order to enact a rescue, to the final, titular story The Poison Eaters, which stars three dead girls created as poisonous weapons, I was enthralled This book had so many gems that it was easy to overlook the few stories that fell flat Other favorites include The Night Market, set in the Phillippines with a simultaneously endearing and terrifying god creatu [...]


  15. Delightful.All the stories carry Holly s inherent magic and gorgeous storytelling I was also glad to get a glimpse of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Now I know that my impulsive decision to purchase that book was the right one.Every mythological creature you can think of is fused in this collection the stories are short and sweet Some were creepy, some were extremely dark, and some were just fun.Holly Black has a wonderful imagination and all those crazy ideas that live inside her head shine throu [...]


  16. Hikayelere tek tek puan vermeye karar verdim PSo uk Kasabadaki En So uk K z 5Talihin D n 5Yalanc oban 3Gece Pazar 3K pek Kral 4Bakir 1 Hated it In Vodka Veritas 2Y ld zl Palto 2Ka t Makas Keser 4Demir lkeye Gidi 1 WTF was that ten Arzular lkesi 2Zehir Yiyenler 3Anlayaca n zere favorilerim Ka t Makas Keser, K pek Kral, Talihin D n ve de So uk Kasaba daki En So uk K z oldu Bu sonuncusundan esinlenmi ayn adl bir kitap yazm Holly ci im Umar m DEX onu kar r P


  17. I will have thoughts of the rest of the stories up on my blog this coming week, but right now I need to find the average rating Not looking too good right nowUpdate After doing some calculations this book and anthology cam to the final, average rating of 2.3 stars rounded to 2 Overall, this book was alright, but I would only recommend it to those looking for an anthology that is easy to get through and if you don t mind some okay a lot of weird stuff In Vodka Veritas like what Finished at 11 57p [...]


  18. My only sadness with this short story collection was that the first tale, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, was hands down the best of the entire book I could read an entire novel around that concept.That being said, every story was strong, felt distinct and fresh, and had its own voice I appreciate that, particularly since novelists can so frequently rehash the same concepts and themes in a collection of this length If you are into faeries and otherworldly beings, read this You ll like it.



  19. Generally I love Holly Black s writing, her modern fairies are some of my favorites A few of these stories were a touch squicky for my taste, and I have to rest in between some stories for it As a whole, however, they were very well crafted and fun to read.


  20. I just couldn t really enjoy this collection And that s disappointing to me because normally, I love everything Holly Black writes I found myself jumping around from story to story, and not really paying attention to the events that happened in each story In some of them I honestly just didn t really get what the story was and in others I was bored Even the two short stories that were a connection to her Modern Faerie Tale series didn t interest me All I can think in connection to this book is j [...]


  21. I ve had this lingering problem with Holly Black ever since I read this book In one of her stories, featuring some assortment of edgy teen punk runaways, one punk runaway mocks one of her fellows for reading fantasy Those books aren t about people like us, she sniffs A small thing to bother me for so long, true, and I m sure I m both petty and shallow, but this is such bullshit, on so many levels, that my brain has never quite stopped picking at it, like at a particularly troublesome scab Now sh [...]


  22. This collection of short stories is a testimonial to the prowess of Holly Black s writing I have been wanting to read her work for a long time, but took my time getting to it When I saw The Poison Eaters, I was intrigued by the thought that I could devour a short story on the subway to and from work Since there is no way I could give a short review on all twelve stories, I just wanted to make a few comments on the stories I enjoyed the most.I read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown on the subway home [...]


  23. I gave Holly Black another chance This time, I didn t read one of her novels, but a compilation of some short stories The Poison Eaters and Other Stories includes twelve short stories, with subject matter that runs the gamut Vampires, werewolves, faery, devils, elves, and other magical beings are just a few of the characters contained in these pages.I believe my favorite story is Paper Cuts Scissors It is about Justin, a young man who is trying desperately to get his girlfriend back after she ha [...]


  24. I picked up Black s collection of YA short stories for an upcoming book club discussion My knowledge of this genre is pretty limited and dated do the names Judy Blume, Avi, and Gary Paulson ring a bell Yeah, books from those authors were written long hand on papyrus Because of this obvious gap in my book knowledge, I was eager to dive into a title that today s YA readers might be enjoying While the first story, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, left me no, I won t say it unenthusiastic, it wasn t wi [...]


  25. As with any collection of short fiction, some of the stories are better than others Strangely enough, my top three stories were The Dog King , a gorgeous high fantasy narrative about werewolves and princes, The Coat of Stars , a story both about romance and family and facing yourself, and The Night Market , which, despite being the oldest story in the anthology, was unique and mature and smart and about maybe finding romance but mostly finding yourself There were other stories I quite liked, suc [...]


  26. Books were something that happened to readers Readers were the victims of books From flowers that turn boys into wolves, wolves that turn into boys, books that come to life and girls whose touch can kill Holly Black writes twelve engaging modern fantasy stories easy for anyone to enjoy I have never read an author so adept at twisting fairies and unicorns into the world we live in, and on top of everything manages to write so many different and relatable characters from all walks of life with var [...]


  27. Pretty decent collection of a dozen or so dark ish fantasy shorts In my opinion, two stories were really good, two were above average, and the rest so so It s a quick read, with good variety A younger lady friend who borrowed it enjoyed it a bit than I did 3.5 poison apples to my 3 Some of the stories will stick with you, which is usually a good sign.Good collection for fans of dark fantasy that sometimes straddles or crosses the line between YA and Adult I would definitely read books by this [...]


  28. I often forget about short story collections, but I m glad I picked this one up I was particularly impressed with the first story The Coldest Girl in Cold Town, an interesting take on vampires and vampire communities.Each story looks at something from the realm of the fantastic a re telling of the Goblin Market in Southeast Asia, a flower that can turn you into a werewolf, a High School prom transformed into a Bacchanalia, urban fantasy with unicorns, faeries living in our world They range from [...]


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