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Mystery Date based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Yes, MYSTERY DATE is a pretty lightweight anthology, but it's pretty entertaining throughout, with two great standout stories. They are SUBTLE INTERPRETATIONS by Kristine Katherine Rusch and BY ANY OTHER NAME by Laura Resnick. This book is well worth your time, but I recommend reading it one or two stories at a time, over the course of two or three weeks.
These twenty short stories focus on a first date with either one or both partners coming from a fantasy DNA or the location somewhat out of the mundane realm. Each of the tales is lighthearted amusing fun with no clinkers. However, there is apparently a limitation to how far one can go one a first date so about half way through the contributions begin to have a déjà vu feel to them. This reviewer enjoyed all, but especially learning what to expect while dating a shapeshifter (¿Choop¿ by Nancy Springer) and Jean Rabe¿s ¿Anne of the One Gable¿ whose double blind date won an Oscar for the Philadelphia Story. The writers seem to have fun with the theme and the audience will appreciate their efforts however to truly savor suggest spreading the read over a few weeks so each date remains fresh. --- Harriet Klausner