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Book Review: The Best Horror Of The Year Volume Eleven, part 2 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

The Best Horror Of The Year Volume Eleven edited by Ellen Datlow, part 2


Doesn't contribute much of anything positive to the world.

The Donner Party

A very good and horrific tale of a social climber whose commitment to the warped social order and their set of values is for life. The moral and social compass of the society and the 'heroine' is broken. One feels repugnance for this unsavoury world.

Best Lines:

“Divinely ordained social order.”

“Not entirely unwelcome.”

“Found herself abandoned in turn.”

Milk Teeth

There is no positive behaviour, only people escalating in cruelty. This was of no great distinction.


A take on 'Peter Pan' and the homicidal rage of a god. This was grimly familiar. There are no persuasive reasons to care.

Thin Cold Hands

By Gemma Files. A woman suspects her daughter for whom she has no pure, trusting love. This has no chaotic glory or incipient menance. The woman has utter contempt for her child in this entirely unrealistic tale.

Best Line:

“How everything I did, everything I was allowed to do, was only ever at someone esle's sufferance.”

A Tiny Mirror

Excellent, creepy and short.

Best Line:

“As if I had anywhere to run away to.”

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