McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales

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Michael Chabon
Vintage Books, 2003 - Fiction - 479 pages
100 Reviews
A Vintage Contemporaries Original

Jim Shepard's "Tedford and the Megalodon"

Glen David Gold's "The Tears of Squonk, and What Happened Thereafter"

Dan Chaon's "The Bees"

Kelly Link's "Catskin"

Elmore Leonard's "How Carlos Webster Changed His Name to Carl and Became a Famous Oklahoma Lawman"

Carol Emshwiller's "The General"

Neil Gaiman's "Closing Time"

Nick Hornby's "Otherwise Pandemonium"

Stephen King's "The Tale of Gray Dick"

Michael Crichton's "Blood Doesn’t Come Out"

Laurie King's "Weaving the Dark"

Chris Offutt's "Chuck’s Bucket"

Dave Eggers's "Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly"

Michael Moorcock's "The Case of the Nazi Canary"

Aimee Bender's "The Case of the Salt and Pepper Shakers"

Harlan Ellison's "Goodbye to All That"

Karen Joy Fowler's "Private Grave 9"

Rick Moody's "The Albertine Notes"

Michael Chabon's "The Martian Agent, a Planetary Romance"

Sherman Alexie's "Ghost Dance"

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Wonderful illustrations, great format and design. - Goodreads
The idea was to have them be plot - Goodreads
That premise is that these are stories with plots. - Goodreads

Review: McSweeney's #10 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern #10)

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

Okay. I am sick to death of Michael Chabon going on and on about how the "epiphanic short story" - wherein nothing happens except some realization - is a dud and the short story is boring nowadays ... Read full review

Review: McSweeney's #10 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern #10)

User Review  - Robert Costic - Goodreads

I was drawn to this book by the introduction, which promised to give more plot and more action than typical literary stories, and while it technically delivers it wasn't very engrossing, the main ... Read full review

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Michael Chabon's works of fiction include The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, and Were-wolves in Their Youth. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and Playboy and in a number of anthologies, among them Prize Stories 1999: The O. Henry Awards. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Ayelet Waldman, also a novelist, and their children.

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