This is Bruce Covilles first collections of short stories written by himself. Although some of these were previously published in other anthologies, this book is worth reading just to have them all in one spot. These stories deal with the unusual and bizarre: from monsters and werewolves to unicorns, elves, brownies and so much more! My favorite story is called The Language of Blood which tells the story of a vampire who must save his country by ritually drinking blood. It sounds creepy, but trust me it really isnt. I also like Duffys jacket where a monster visits Andrew, Marie and their cousin Duffy, but not for the reason you think.
This is a wonderful collection of short stories. The best thing is that you can read the book in one sitting (once you get started you will want to!) or read only one story at a time. Full of magic, believable characters, humor and suspense, this is definitely a book you dont want to miss! I recommend it to everyone I know and my copy has been worn out with all the re-readings. Also check out Covilles Odder Than Ever, a sort of sequel to this one. This book did so well that he wrote another collection, hence the second book.