on 16 December 2004
I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of short stories the first time I read it, and continue to do so today. For those who've never read anything by this author, this book stands on its own nicely, with stories that will leave you thinking about them long after you've finished reading them. Many of the characters are individuals you'd want to know in real life, and the blending of urban life with magic and fantasy works very, very well. One of the best books I've read in a long time.