Under my new book selection guidelines (based on cover and genre, instead of reading a book description that gives away too much information or doesn't do it justice, leaving me open to the wonderful surprises that a book holds), I would have never chosen this book. Why? Because the book cover is just not appealing - and people DO judge books based on their cover. But I did choose it, mainly because it was a selection of short stories and, even though I have been left burned by short stories on several occasions, I am still curious enough to keep reading them.
Despite the cover, I am very glad I picked this one up. There are some really good stories in here and none of them what I expected at all. They make you think and isn't that one of the good things about stories? The first two are, by far, my favorites.
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.