PositiveSouthern Review of BooksBy turns philosophical, ironic, dark, and humorous ... Such spare prose highlights clever opening lines, ironic twists, and crisp, vivid descriptions ... One can see how these distilled, clever ghost stories could, read aloud, thrill readers crowded into a dimly bookstore, or around a neighborhood firepit. But while brevity may be the soul of wit, in this collection it often gives short shrift to the inner lives of characters. Instead, these miniature stories focus on flights of imagination and big ideas. What is most poignant in these fabulist tales is the sense people and ghosts share about time ... How fleeting life is. But how wearisome eternity can be ... It is this elegiac theme threading through one hundred ghost stories that is so moving.