Review: The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities

Dr. Lambshead would be considered by many to be an eccentric. A lifetime collector of the bizarre and grotesque, Lambshead was a meticulous researcher who enjoyed lending out his acquisitions. It has been suspected by many, however, that Lambshead held the strangest pieces of his collection in an underground lair only he could enter.

It is only after his death that his enormous collection can be brought into the light of day, cataloged, and puzzled over. And it is in The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities that the stories of the items in Lambshead’s personal museum can finally be told.

Not my cuppa

This book was a stretch for me. My mom saw it featured in some bookish mailing she gets; she forwarded the info on to me, and I put it on my Christmas wishlist.

I really think I would have done better to get a copy from the library.

Overall, the stories just weren’t to my taste. Some great authors contributed to this collection — Holly Black, Lev Grossman, and Alan Moore, to name a few — but in the end I found myself skimming more than reading. It was all just a bit too creepy for me.

If you’re a fan of creepy and/or bizarre short stories, this book might be just the thing for you. But I was disappointed.

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4 thoughts on “Review: The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities

    1. Agreed, short stories almost always disappoint me. I was hoping that since I recognize and like some of the authors, I would enjoy the read more than I did. Oh well, plenty more books out there! 🙂

    1. I like a little creepy now and then, but this one was just too creepy, and I could never get into it. Probably because it’s a bunch of short stories, which have never been my favorite.

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