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Across the Universe by Beth Revis
The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks
Afterparty by Daryl Gregory
All Clear by Connie Willis
Cherry Heaven by L.J. Adlington
The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender
The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by DuBose Heyward
Curses! Foiled Again by Jane Yolen
Ghostbusters: Total Containment by Erik Burnham
The Girls from the Revolutionary Cantina by Mike Padilla
Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book by Grumpy Cat
The Hidden Spring by Clarence Budington Kelland
Hilda and the Bird Parade by Luke Pearson
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
How to Paint a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Journal of a UFO Investigator by David Halperin
Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer
Operation Redwood by S. Terrell French
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
The Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos by Simon Tofield
The Summer Experiment by Cathie Pelletier
Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
3 Below by Patrick Carman
Touchstone by Laurie R. King
Under the Dome by Stephen King
The Vampire's Visit by David A. Poulsen
xxxHolic Volume 13 by CLAMP

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for The Color Master: Stories

The Color Master: Stories: 08/20/14

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Stephanie who works at my neighborhood book shop knows my reading tastes so well, that she often either predicts my wish list choices, or remembers books on the list better than I do. If I had the money to just give her a budget, I would have her pick the best-for-me new releases sight unseen.

In the case of The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender, she handed me the copy bought for display as it came out of the box. I had completely loved Girl in the Flammable Skirt and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake but I hadn't mentioned either to her.

The Color Master is a collection of short stories that are somewhere in between magical realism and slice of life. Some are just one step removed from contemporary life. Others are in the realm of fantasy or even the surreal. These are stories that need to be experienced, one or two a night over the course of about a month. Read, think, digest. Repeat.

Five stars

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