Willful Creatures (2005) To curl up with an Aimee Bender story collection is to thank heaven you ever learned how to read in the first place. So it's… 2005-08-16 Fiction Short Stories Doubleday
Book Review

Willful Creatures (2005)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Aug 16, 2005; Writer: Aimee Bender; Genres: Fiction, Short Stories; Publisher: Doubleday

To curl up with an Aimee Bender story collection is to thank heaven you ever learned how to read in the first place. So it's no wonder Bender has such a devout cult of fans after 1998's The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and 2000's An Invisible Sign of My Own. Willful Creatures will continue to suck readers into Bender's magical worlds, where a young boy has keys for fingers, a thieving girl obsesses about kissing men of different hair colors, and a jilted bride gets in trouble for shattering air. What a treat to spend 15 stories in Bender's vast and wonderfully unhinged imagination. Now, if only she wouldn't wait so long between books.

Originally posted Aug 12, 2005 Published in issue #834-835 Aug 19, 2005 Order article reprints