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I was really surprised by the breadth and depth of stories in this collection. There are fifteen stories here that cover everything from vampires, to zombies to werewolves. Some are scary, some will make you think, and many are incredibly funny! I was interested to see a bit of overlap in the stories, where a character from a previous tale will cross paths with the characters of another. One of my favorite stories, is titled 'What's New Rudy Rue', and once you start reading it, you may find it very familiar. I highly recommend this for those who enjoy horror, humor, or just a really good yarn. These are bite-size stories that pack a really nice punch. As the title suggests, this collection deals with a variety of different monsters. There is a second book in this set subtitled 'Obscura', and if you enjoy these macabre tales, you need to do yourself the favor of picking that up as well. The follow-up doesn't involve creatures so much as the supernatural and bizarre! This is great reading for the Halloween season!!
The book began with a few excellent stories that were short, sharp, suspenseful and sweet. Then came a massive drag where overlong works full of boring Americanisms simply put me off. Luckily, the final story lifted the collection to a reasonable level. Reasonable, but nothing special.