Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bad review of an old story

Koi's notebook reviews Midnight, an anthology of horror stories edited by Charles L. Grant and published by Tor Books in 1985, and has this to say about my contribution:

Of Memories Dying is a failure as a horror story. Two men meet in front of a school, drive to a burger joint. One eats a burger. They drive back to the school. One gets out, the other drives off. There is a nebulous hint that something out of the ordinary might happen a few pages after the story has ended. This is not a horror story. This is not even a prologue. This is ... pointless, utterly pointless, and the worst proofread part of the book to boot.

Of Memories Dying appeared on the preliminary ballot for a Nebula Award. Different strokes, different folks, eh?


pattinase (abbott) said...

Wow. This makes me want to read it in its entirety.

Kevin R. Tipple said...
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Kevin R. Tipple said...

Okay, I just went and looked at the review and it seems that he hated almost everything in the book. And from what I read elsewhere at his deal, he hates on a lot of things and seems to be one who loves to turn a caustic phrase.