On the flip side, my favorite story in the anthology was First Contact by Patrick Hester. While it did have some obvious scifi influences, and the ending was a bit odd, Patrick has some solid writing, great descriptions and seems to strike the balance so many other stories struggled with almost perfectly.
The highlights of the collection for me were Like So Much Refuse (for its unique take on the theme), First Contact (for its strong voice and vivid action scene)…The dialog is real and the action is good. The ending was a bit off the wall, but it delivered as a fun read.
Huh. That’s two who think the ending is odd. Ah, well.
If you want to know what all the hubbub is about, you’ll just have to go buy yourself a copy.