Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Testimony of Dragon's Teeth, by Sarah Monette

★★★☆☆ Average

A man assigned by a museum to organize the papers of a recently-deceased famous poet discovers that the poet’s death was not an accident. (4,139 words; Time: 13m)

"The Testimony of Dragon's Teeth," by (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 21, published on .

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Pro: The narrator solves the case and destroys the other voodoo dolls Gault had been using against Bryant’s other friends.

Con: : It’s rather unsatisfying. Bryant pays no price for murder, and there’s nothing stopping him from creating new dolls to attack the same people—possibly adding the narrator to the list. A separate problem is that the story has an almost linear plot; the narrator encounters no serious difficulties at any point.

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