This collection is definitely not his best work and way too dark for my taste. I didn't even finish about a third of the essays because I just couldn't bear to keep reading. Included here are a handful of fictional narratives from someone else's point of view, and I hated every one. (Soooo dark. No thanks.) In my mind, nothing since Me Talk Pretty One Day has been half as funny.
Bellman & Black: a Ghost Story, by Diane Setterfield. Click on the cover to read the review of this title by Lori. This review was also featured in the Chronicle Journal Newspaper.