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“The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade” Review

19464141 The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade by Cameron Pierce

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an enjoyable anthology of strange fiction. I’ve been seeking out, reading, and writing odd stories for a number of years now, but was never aware of the “Bizarro” genre label.

This collection was my first foray into the relatively current crop of bizarro authors. It’s a very hefty collection containing 35 stories, and most are entertaining. A few of them weren’t really up my alley since they seemed to be weird for the sake of being weird, or used their “weirdness” as a crutch to mask questionable writing, but the weaker stories are few and far between.

The gems in my opinion were “Crazy Sh!tting Planet”, “Atwater”, “Ear Cat”, and “The Sex Beast of Scurvy Island”. These alone are worth the price of entry.

If you’re looking for something different that will make you laugh, possibly offend you, and occasionally make you scratch your head (what good books should do!) then this is worth a read.

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