Should you ever encounter this woman's rewiews on Amazon (and you will, because she reviews about half of all the books coming out in the various genres and is Amazon's top reviewer by a considerable margin), always keep in mind that she is a shill who is yet to publish a 3 out of 5 star review (and she has reviewed thousands already). She is extremely prolific and during my first Amazon dwellings I too was mislead by her. Why do I post this? Because with new books, she is often the only one to have reviewed the book (this is because publisher's send her advanced reading copies) and this may lead you to believe that the book is actually good based on her review, since this person appraised it so. This is not to say that books she reviews are autmatically crap, just that she has never read a book that she doesn't like and that the reviews are very misleading to anyone actually looking for info on that new book. With more famous names you might think that it's very possible that the woman actually thinks it's excellent, but I picked this obscure little May release to show exactly how extreme a shill she is
" FAERIE TALES contains twelve delightful stories from a virtual fantasist who's who. Each contribution entertains the audience with its enjoyable link between humanity and faerie lands that make the latter seem genuine. Many of the stories actually provide deep messages, which normally are surprising for shorts yet with authors like De Lint, Rusch, Hoyt, Huff, and Spencer, etc. it is to be expected. The other contributors are also top rate (Waggoner, Helfers, Fiscus, Lindskold, Stemple, Scarborough, and West) furbishing winners as Greenberg and Davis obviously got the top guns to provide a tale. Some inputs are amusing while others contain serious tones, but all are fun. Fans of fantasies will appreciate this strong compilation in which each contribution holds the bar of excellence at the highest levels. An aside to Mr. Greenberg the guru of anthologies: looking forward to seeing how you can top this treasure."
Yes Harriet, truly the top names of the genre