THE EVIL B.B. CHOW: and Other Stories Weird boyfriends, bad novels, sexually perverse collegiates.Almond, author of the collection My Life in Heavy Metal (2002) and the nonfiction Candyfreak (2003), has a nice treasure trove of ideas and a smart way with his characters, but he always seems to lose interest just as the going gets good. The title story is a good example. Here, an editor at a women's magazine starts a relationship with
Review: The Evil BB Chow and Other Stories very funny. great writing.
Review: The Evil BB Chow and Other Stories Not as good as Candyfreak, his fiction didn't grab me the way his true story did.
Review: The Evil BB Chow and Other Stories nice subway/bathroom read.
Review: The Evil BB Chow and Other Stories Enjoyed some more then others - overall I'd say it was an average collection. Not bad for a hardcover bought on the bargain table at Powell's, but it wouldn't be at the top of my list if I was recommending a collection of short stories.
Review: The Evil BB Chow and Other Stories My favourite story in the collection is Wired For Life, but the whole book is great. A must-read for beginning fiction writers.