Saturday, May 24, 2008

Getting Even-Mitzi Szereto (Editor)

Getting Even
Mitzi Szereto (Editor)
Serpent’s Tail, Jun 2008, $14.95
ISBN: 9781852429614

These seventeen tales share the title theme as women avenge affronts and insults perpetrated mostly by men although in a few cases a couple is the cause and target. The short story collection is fun as the audience compares the means and opportunities used by each of the scorned female; motives are provided throughout and make important segments of all the stories, but it is how the woman gets even that makes this an engaging compilation; although I wonder why my husband chose a business trip at this time as he kept mumbling “Be Very Afraid” as “Hell Is Where the Heart Is”. He took some solace in that he is an Aquarius and not an Aries. This is a fun compilation as “Hell has no fury like a woman scorned”.

Harriet Klausner