Author: Susan Helene Gottfried
Why Read?: For fun
Challenges: 100 Books in a Year
Thoughts: This is an incredibly ingenious way to promote a novel. All of the stories in ShapeShifter: The Demo Tapes Year 1 (originally published on the author's blog) are samples or out takes of Gottfried's novel, Trevor's Song. These scenes are meant to whet the appetite just like a band's demo tape. While some of the stories would probably make a little more sense after I read Trevor's Song, some of them stood alone very well. I especially liked "Soy Sauce" and "Rain".
Rating: 3 stars