Sunday, 28 March 2010

Imaginary Friends - Book Review

Imaginary Friends - edited by John Marco and Martin H. Greenberg

What is it about:
This book contains 13 tales about imaginary friends, those companions - some human, some not - conjured from imagination in times of need.

What did I think of it:
As with all anthologies this book has both good stories and less interesting stories, but all in all it was a great read, although at times very sad as you could expect from a subject like this.
My favourite stories were:
- ‘Stands a God Within the Shadows’ by Anne Bishop - An original and touching take on the Lady of Shalott story
- ‘Say Hello to My Little Friend’ by Kristine Kathryn Rusch - A disaster dating story, very funny in my opinion
- ‘Suburban Legend’ by Donald J. Bingle - About the nastiest imaginary friends you can have
- ‘Greg and Eli’ by Paul Genesse - A young boy finds the best friend he could ever have
- ‘Images of Death’ by Jim C. Hines - A woman’s struggle to deal with Death

Why should you read it:
These five stories alone are enough to go read this book, but there’s eight more and who knows: your favourite might be among them.


Carolyn Crane said...

What a fun concept for a collection. And, I love McPig in the photo!

Sullivan McPig said...

Thanks :-)