I consider myself a huge fan of Joe Hill. I read his novel Heart Shaped Box, one of my absolute favorite stories now, first and immediately sought out everything he has written. This one didn't quite hit the spot for me and I'm not sure if it was because I seem to have a hard time with short stories (and I don't know why) or if it just wasn't the best. I suppose that's a matter of opinion.The stories were interesting and thoroughly original, but they were just a bit odd and I think I was expecting more.I enjoyed the Imogene story; I'm always a sucker for a ghost story. Now the inflatable boy story... that's where the oddness comes into play. Overall, this was just okay for me. I enjoy his full length stories much much more.