Swell edited by Peter Conrad
Another day, another random mish-mash of an anthology. I really had high hopes for this one too. Itâ€™s edited by Peter Conrad and here are just some of the names in it (donâ€™t you hate it when people do that? You know that theyâ€™re always leaving off the lesser-known people for no good reason): Sam Henderson, Neil Fitzpatrick, Jesse Reklaw, Keith Knight, Carrie McNinch, James Kochalka, John Hankiewicz, David Lasky and Ted Rall. Itâ€™s an OK book, but very few things stand out when you get done reading it. The Sam Henderson and James Kochalka stories werenâ€™t even funny, and those are usually a sure thing. Keith Knight, John Hankiewicz, Neil Fitzpatrick and Ted Rall were the highlights for me. Everything else was somewhere between pretty good and unremarkable. Itâ€™s cheap at $7.95 and you canâ€™t beat that lineup, butâ€¦ eh.