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Sympathy for the Devil By Tim Pratt Michael Chabon Holly Black Kelly Link Stephen King China Miéville Neil Gaiman Kage Baker,

  • Title: Sympathy for the Devil
  • Author: Tim Pratt Michael Chabon Holly Black Kelly Link Stephen King China Miéville Neil Gaiman Kage Baker
  • ISBN: 9781597801898
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Devil is known by many names Serpent, Tempter, Beast, Adversary, Wanderer, Dragon, Rebel His traps and machinations are the stuff of legends His faces are legion No matter what face the devil wears, Sympathy for the Devil has them all Edited by Tim Pratt, Sympathy for the Devil collects the best Satanic short stories by Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Stephen King, KageThe Devil is known by many names Serpent, Tempter, Beast, Adversary, Wanderer, Dragon, Rebel His traps and machinations are the stuff of legends His faces are legion No matter what face the devil wears, Sympathy for the Devil has them all Edited by Tim Pratt, Sympathy for the Devil collects the best Satanic short stories by Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Stephen King, Kage Baker, Charles Stross, Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Kelly Link, China Mieville, Michael Chabon, and many others, revealing His Grand Infernal Majesty, in all his forms Thirty five stories, from classics to the cutting edge, exploring the many sides of Satan, Lucifer, the Lord of the Flies, the Father of Lies, the Prince of the Powers of the Air and Darkness, the First of the Fallen and a Man of Wealth and Taste Sit down and spend a little time with the Devil.
    Sympathy for the Devil The Devil is known by many names Serpent Tempter Beast Adversary Wanderer Dragon Rebel His traps and machinations are the stuff of legends His faces are legion No matter what face the devil wear

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    1. Note This review will be updated periodically, as I read each short story.1 The Price by Neil Gaiman Because Neil freaking Gaiman Is there anything written by him that s bad This story centers a family with a predilection to taking in stray cats.And then there is the black cat Who has no other name than the Black Cat, and who turned up almost a month ago.That cat, my wife had said when he first arrived, is a person.This is a sad story that brought tears to my eyes It turns out that the devil vis [...]

    2. I have to confess Satan was my first bad boy crush and one of the many reasons I left the Catholic Church Not that I am a Satanist, but a sympathizer I mean, if you read the Bible you quickly get the idea that God is a complete and total dick The story of the Fall of the Lord of the Morning is a great example of that God tells his best friend that he has to kneel before him Bah I hate trying to rate anthologies often I will buy it for just one or two authors, but in this case I read most of the [...]

    3. The overall score averaging the score for each was 3.44 There s no half stars so that rounds down to 3 As with any collection, there are some great stories here, some okay stories, and some bad ones The Price Neil Gaiman 4 5 Cats and creepiness What s not to like Beluthahatchie Andy Duncan 2 5 Starts off interesting, but doesn t really go anywhere Ash City Stomp Richard Butner 3 5 An interesting, odd devil Ten for the Devil Charles de Lint 3 5 Magical music, the blues, and fiddling Classic devil [...]

    4. Please allow me to introduce Sympathy for the Devil, a fine new anthology filled entirely with short stories about the devil who is, as we all know, a man of style and taste However, you won t just find the smooth talking stealer of souls here In addition to that famous version of His Grand Infernal Majesty, you ll also find funny devils, monstrous devils, abstract devils and strangely realistic ones Devils scary and not so scary, devils who are after children s souls and others going after old [...]

    5. I started this book least two years ago, got about 25% of the way through it, and abandoned it because it was so boring But I m always looking for stories about the devil so I figured it would be stupid of me not to at least skim the rest of it There were a few good stories here and there, but it was overwhelmingly just the same old crap On the one hand I feel like it was entirely too long and that maybe they should have picked a narrow theme because there was just a lot going on But on the ot [...]

    6. I love the concept of this collection stories featuring the Devil but not the execution There are a few classic stories and a few interesting ones, but otherwise it s just one bad story after another I don t know whether to blame the editor perhaps there are just not a lot of great stories with the Devil in them But that s kind of hard to believe Either way, this is a pretty bad collection.

    7. , 35 , , 2 3 The Price by Neil Gaiman , , , Beluthahatchie by Andy Duncan , AshCity Stomp by Richard Butner , , , , Ten for the Devil by Charles de Lint , , , , 3 , A Reversal of Fortune by Holly Black , , Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne , The Man in the Black Suit by Stephen King , , , , , The Power of Speech by Natalie Babbitt , The Redemption of Silky Bill by Sarah Zettel , , Sold to Satan by Mark Twain , 19 , MetaPhisics by Elizabeth M Glover , , [...]

    8. The Devil Satan Lucifer His Satanic Majesty Is it just me or is the devil one of the most interesting characters in history available to write a short story about So much possibility and yet, in many of the stories in Sympathy for the Devil he falls so short of the mark What should have been a 5 star read falls to a mere 3.Part of great anthologizing requires the writer editor to really spend a considerable amount of time and effort reading and culling Just because a famed writer puts the pen to [...]

    9. 3.5 starsPlease allow me to introduce Sympathy for the Devil, a fine new anthology filled entirely with short stories about the devil who is, as we all know, a man of style and taste However, you won t just find the smooth talking stealer of souls here In addition to that famous version of His Grand Infernal Majesty, you ll also find funny devils, monstrous devils, abstract devils and strangely realistic ones Devils scary and not so scary, devils who are after children s souls and others going a [...]

    10. I m giving this 3 stars because there were two stories I absolutely loved Charles DeLint and Holly Black and some others I really liked Stephen King Alas, there were two many stories about the devil playing poker or blues guitar The most evil thing he can do is play cards Maybe those Baptists were right all along I couldn t make it to the end but I also may not have been in a short story mood I hope to pick this up and finish it one day There are two stories by Neil Gaiman and a story by Robert [...]

    11. There were some excellent stories Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Michael Chabon, Charles de Lint and some others were excellent There were also some classics I always love rereading The Professor s Teddybear There were also some major stinkers, which is not uncommon in your average short story anthology Especially when it involves something so iconic as the Devil A couple just did not really try to move beyond the deal with the devil or some that attempted to become esoteric in a way that became fair [...]

    12. Interesting collection of short stories, though not very original I quickly read through them and this book wasn t very memorable.

    13. Omg, it took me forever to finish this book I checked it out from the SF library but didn t finish it and went back home for the summer Once the school year started again, I checked it out again, but it took me ages to finish Like all anthologies, it is kind of a mixed bag At one point however, I got a little fatigued because most stories were about making deals with the Devil But later stories in the second half of the book were far gripping and inventive with spins on the deal with the devil [...]

    14. The ratio of good to bad stories was weighed heavily towards terrible Every other story was simple county bumpkin child bumbkin child The intro said Pratt had a hard time choosing so you d think he could have gotten variety Also, very few actual devil involvement Either some unseen malevolent force or unnamed demon The few great stories can be found in other, better collections Hard pass.

    15. Some of the stories are fantastic My favorite being the one by Neil Gaiman However, some of the writing in this book is etrocious Also, some of the stories are very generic and typical devil at the crossroads stories.

    16. I m not the one to actually complain about the book when half of it is good, but this book disappointed me greatly As you all can see from the cover it s an anthologies from various authors including Neil Gaiman and Stephen King In fact I only found three, maybe four stories to be actually interesting at best We get the usual Devil and we get the Devil who s Hell is running as a program I can openly say that I am quite a classical person when it comes to a supernatural horror, after all it s my [...]

    17. As with any anthology, a mixture of good and bad Some of the particularly good pieces The Price and We Can Get Them for You Wholesale by Neil Gaiman, A Reversal of Fortune by Holly Black, Metaphysics by Elizabeth M Glover, Bible Stories for Adults, No 31 The Covenant by James Morrow, By Good Intentions by Carrie Richardson, Details by China Mieville, and The Professor s Teddy Bear by Theodore Sturgeon.

    18. Liked Non Disclosure Agreement Scott Westerfeld Metaphysics Elizabeth M Glover That Hellbound Train Robert Bloch We Can Get Them For You Wholesale Neil Gaiman With By Good Intentions Carrie RichersonBlah The Price Neil Gaiman A Reversal of Fortune Holly Black Like Riding a Bike Jan Wildt Ten for the Devil Charles de Lint Bible Stories for Adults, No 31 The Covenant James Morrow Sold to Satan Mark Twain Snowball s Chance Charlie Stross The Heidelberg Cylinder Jonathan Carroll Mike s Place David J [...]

    19. What does it say about me that instead of hearing the Rolling Stones in my head every time I looked at the cover for this book, I heard the samples of said song in Devil Does Drugs by My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult This is an anthology for folks who lean towards dark fantasy as opposed to horror Now there s a decent representation of horror, but they re the minority in this collection Here s my major reactions The bookends of this collection are great Starting with a Gaiman cat story and end [...]

    20. It seriously pains me to give this one so low of a rating because here are two of my absolute favorite things, an anthology and of the horror genre Totally love the whole devil theme however as this book shows, not all short stories are created equal I actually skipped over a couple, which I rarely do They were just such dreck I had to flip through While they may have been of the same theme the other storiesat hardly makes them worthy of being in a book I m sorry to say One of the great things a [...]

    21. A mixed bag I originally picked it up for the Neil Gaiman stories which I realize I ve read in other collections and the China Mieville story which was brand new to me The real gem, in my opinion, is Natalie Babbitt s The Power of Speech I didn t know she could be so hilarious I read it to my 10 year old daughter who shrieked with laughter Then, this 10 year old, who usually steers clear of anything remotely creepy, requested that I read her another tale from this book I didn t like Holly Black [...]

    22. I was slightly disappointed to discover upon opening this collection that the stories included within were not original commissions, but just all the best that had already been published That being said, many of the stories were still great and old favourites were present , so the collection was worth a peruse I was less impressed with the inclusion of many older stories R.L Stveneson, etc since I don t really like most of that type of author anyways And gving us a random chunk of Dante s Infern [...]

    23. The Devil takes on many forms, many names, and he takes his turn in this new anthology Hugo award winner Tim Pratt edits his first anthology with Sympathy for the Devil, sharing thirty five stories that take the Devil through the underworld and multiple adventures topside With stories both new and old, he has brought together a collection that is sure to become a favorite for fans of the genre.Read my review on Fandomania.

    24. I have to say I thought I was ready for this book, but I don t think I was Some of the stories were scary, but not that scary, a few were good, but not a lot Although Neil Gaiman s the only author who had two entries were both well done, but I would expect nothing less from him There are many classics here from Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stephenson to Dante as translated by Longfellow Find these in another book Save yourself The bad outweighs the good Is that to be expected in a book about the Dev [...]

    25. I love anthologies, because I can read it over time, one story at a time, and read other things in between without losing track This one features stories about the devil imagine that in many different forms, depending on the author It was enjoyable, and I will be exploring other works be some of the writers featured If you love a good story, one with a few tingles up your spine, give these a try.

    26. It was good for fictional supernatural short stories Some of the stories were very weird Some of them I didn t understand and some of them were quite clever I wanted to dabble in scary stories for a bit to see if I liked them I am not sure this was the right book for that but I just grabbed it off the shelf like I do many books I did like the many versions of how the devil is depicted though.

    27. Really wanted to like this book Sadly, the stories were for the most part predictable and dull, with the following exceptions Great Lull by Kelly Link The Goat Cutter by Jay LakeGood MetaPhysics by Elizabeth M Glover Beluthahatchie by Andy Duncan The Man in the Black Suit by Stephen King On the Road to New Egypt by Jeffrey Ford I Refute Beelzy by John Collier The Professor s Teddy Bear by Theodore Sturgeon

    28. It wasn t bad but it was pretty typical of collections of short stories in that for every good story there s another dud that wouldn t hold your attention if you were being paid to read it Still, it s worth the read if for no other reason than I think it s a unique collection that you won t find in another book as far as I know.

    29. Sad to say, this is not one of my favorite collections In fact, it is the worst one I have ever read Not one single story stands out that was awesome I skipped at least a dozen stories in the massive collection I think they asked for anyone who can write, to submit a story not necessarily actual AUTHORS Just people who could prattle on Don t waste your time reading it.

    30. I would give this anthology a 3.5 if would allow With a few exceptions, most of the stories were not horror but rather darkly hud commentary on the relationship we have with our dark sides.

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