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What disappointed you about Monsternomicon?
I don't even know where to start. When it comes to erotic short stories, I don't expect a world-class level of writing. Give me something original, as long as the dialogue isn't AWFUL and I can go along with it. This book of short stories seemed intriguing. There were no reviews but I took a chance. The first story was OK. Kind of hot if your tastes go toward the kinky. My issue with the book? You can LITERALLY take the first story, change the first few minutes of set-up "plot" then copy and paste the EXACT SAME SEX SCENE just substituting the word monster, for ghost, or dragon, or bear-man, or puppet man (not kidding), etc. etc. etc. I am NOT exaggerating. Same dialogue, same EXACT order of what happens first, second, third etc. Same dirty talk, usually WORD for WORD. I kept thinking it CAN'T go on like that for all 20 stories, can it? OH. YES. IT. CAN. I have never seen anything like this. It's like the author has only one single fantasy, and just replaces the players. What a sad, missed opportunity. Wasted credit.
Did Hannah Wilde do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
She was OK considering the material. Since 99% of the narration is in the girl's head, she rarely HAD to differentiate, but when she had to, it wasn't great.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Monsternomicon?
There were numerous editing mistakes as well. Lines read more than once and not my book skipping since the inflections were slightly different.
Any additional comments?
An anthology should be a compilation of DIFFERENT stories. Not the same story told 20 times.