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Posted November 8, 2006
Posted August 28, 2005
Good, but without the magic of the old television show
This book really should have received 3.5 stars, instead of four, but I couldn¿t bring myself to bump it all the way down to 3 stars. I love DAW anthologies and am a huge fan of the old Twilight Zone series, so why the ho-hum response on my part? The sad truth is that most stories in this volume aren¿t that good. I must agree with the previous reviewer that said most of the stories felt as if they were written on a whim, with little thought involved. Only a few stories were good, but 4 out of 24 isn¿t a good average. There are a few tales that shine through. Serling¿s ¿ Lindemann¿s Catch¿ is brilliant as are most of his works. ¿Baby Girl Diamond¿ is haunting and touching, with a nice take on sibling relationships. ¿ My Wiccan, Wiccan Ways¿ made me laugh out loud. I am a wiccan, and I think sometimes this story is too true. ¿ The Knight of Greenwich Village¿ was good over all, but the end was a little overworked. Overall, this is worth the money, but just go into it knowing that you are unlikely to capture the essence of the most magical of television shows, The Twilight Zone. None of the stories (except perhaps Serling¿s own) felt much like the old show, sadly enough. I think I might have rated the book higher if it didn¿t have those two words on the cover, ¿Twilight Zone¿ but hearing that I just expect more. So if you get this, just keep an open mind which is more than I did. Recommended for anthology fans.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.