These are tough, tough stories for tough, tough readers. If your taste is for fantasies about armies of flies or mountains of crack try 'Flytopia' and 'The Rock of Crack as Big as the Ritz'. If you have the stomach for gritty realism go for 'The Nonce Prize' or the title story. What links this collection is its black humour and a sense of discomfort. Be warned - this is writing on the edge at its most brilliant and dangerous.