Thursday, August 23, 2012
Younger Women, by Karen Joy Fowler
A short story this time--Younger Women, a World Fantasy 2011 nominee in the short story category. Short stories really have to bowl me over to get me to like them, and this one doesn't, quite. Part of the wave of vampire stories. This is a more mundane encounter, which is different, but the characters don't get a chance to stand out. It's nice, but not nearly as strong as the other online nominees--The Paper Menagerie and The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees. Just two stars, for average.