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Hidden Turnings Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-10-03 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:0749702796
LANGUAGE:English

" I really don’t enjoy this collection as much as I always expect to. I think it’s because I’m not already acquainted with most of the authors who contributed. " said.

" A surprisingly strong collection. Very varied but there's barely a dud among them. All have something to recommend them; a startling image, humour, a twist, or just a creepy and fantastical atmosphere. Robert Westall's 'Fifty-Fafty' particularly impressed me. " said.

" 4.0 Tanith Lee "Ceres Passing" I started to write this one off as another riff on the teenage daughter dominated by a selfish mother theme, but then it changed into something more mythological. Quite satisfying. " said.

" I don't think DWJ chose these stories - I think she just sent around to the authors she liked asking for stories (based on the foreward). Mostly, the stories didn't impress me much. I'd already read "The Master," the only DWJ one included. That one seems to me like one of her less-coherent stories, though I like it largely for its vivid-but-not-really-explained weirdness. " said.

" Stories I liked:"True Believer""Ceres Passing""The Walled Garden""The Master""The Sky Sea"Stories that were okay:"The Vision""Urgeya's Choice""Turntables of the Night"Stories that fit into this weird conflicting area between "liked" and "okay":"Dogfaerie""Fifty-Fafty"Stories I didn't like:"A Bird That Whistles""Kalifriki of the Thread" " said.

" This collection made a big impact on me when I read it when I was around 12 or 13.Douglas Hill's True Believer freaked me out because I did have a strong imagination and Lisa Tuttle's The Walled Garden blew my mind and Geraldine Harris's Urgeya's Choice really made me think and stayed in my memory a long time. " said.

" “True Believer” by Douglas Hill ★★★☆☆“Ceres Passing” by Tanith Lee ★★★★☆“Fifty-Fafty” by Robert Westall ★★★☆☆“Dogfaerie” by Garry Killworth ★★☆☆☆“The Walled Garden” by Lisa Tuttle ★★★☆☆“The Master” by Diana Wynne Jones ★★★★☆“The Vision” by Mary Rayner ★★☆☆☆“Urgeya’s Choice” by Geraldine Harris ★★☆☆☆“The Sea Sky” by Helen Cresswell ★★★☆☆“A Bird That Whistles” by Emma Bull ★★★☆☆“Kalifriki of the Thread” by Roger Zelazny ★★★★☆“Turntables of the Night” by Terry Pratchet ★★★☆☆ " said.

" Another interesting collection of authors.Some of the stories were amazing for me, some of the authors tales didn't appeal to my tastes. Unfortunately Pratchett's story wasn't the best, but it did feature Death in rhinestones and bell bottoms, so that was a bit of a chuckle.A few more authors have been added to the to-read list. :) " said.

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