Scott Snyder’s protagonists inhabit a playfully deranged fictional world in which a Wall Street trader can find himself armed with a speargun, guarding a Dumpster outside a pawnshop in Florida; or an employee at Niagara Falls (his job: watching for jumpers) will take off in a car after a blimp in which his girlfriend has escaped. But in Snyder’s wondrous imagination there’s a thin membrane between the whimsical and the disturbing: the unlikely affair between a famous actress—in hiding after surgery—and a sporting goods salesman takes an ominous turn just as she begins to heal; an engaged couple’s relationship is fractured when one of them becomes obsessed with an inmate at the women’s prison next door.
Dark, funny, powerful, this debut collection underscores the remarkable gifts of a fiercely original young writer.
From the Hardcover edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wethewatched - LibraryThing
A fun collection of short stories by up and coming writer Scott Snyder. I dig his comics (especially his work on Batman and Swamp Thing) so I thought I'd check out his short story collection. The ... Read full review
VOODOO HEART: StoriesUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Seven solidly constructed stories celebrate characters who are lost and don't necessarily wish to be found. Notable here is newcomer Snyder's thoughtful development of characters and themes. "Blue ... Read full review