I haven't read the other books yet, but "3" was great. Moxie Mezcal feels like a raw new talent.
All the stories are good but my favourite was actually the second one - 1999. It was unlike anything else I'd ever read (I guess I would call it pure literary fiction, while the other stories could both pass as detective stories). 1999 is about a bunch of self-destructive teens on new years eve. It flies along at such a pace that it was hard to follow on the first read and this amplified the surreal vibe. I still don't know what was going on with the spider but maybe I need to read it a third time.
The other stories were great too. They have strong narratives, dark themes and broad appeal.
Nothing here is perfect however. Every now and then a paragraph doesn't feel quite right, as if the author is rushing and hasn't done her research. This gives the writing a vaguely punk feeling. It's fast, fresh and unapologetic. Only thing I would possibly alter is the ending of Home Movie - I thought it could have been darker.
Great imaginative writing! Looking forward to reading the other books...
(review of free book)