This book needs a lot of work before it could be considered done.
On the physical level, a decent table of contents with hyperlinks would have made moving from one story to another easier.
Artistically, the book needs a lot of work. The author uses passive voice throughout, lessening the impact of the characters' actions. Those characters, however, needed more work. Most are insubstantial and don't ring true. Often times, the characters don't react in a believable way. For example, the guy who doesn't try to escape when he knows his life is nearing its end or the old man who can't figure out why he's turned on by a beautiful young woman.
Furthermore, there is too much telling rather than showing, which goes hand-in-hand with the passive voice. If the author showed the characters doing things instead of telling the reading about the character's actions, the stories would have had more punch.
Numerous basic grammar errors abound. These serve to distract the reader from what's on the page because he has to stop and figure out what the author is trying to say.
The most disappointing aspect of the book is that the stories show promise. Under the bad grammar, cardboard characters, and stilted dialogue, there are good ideas. Serious polishing of the work would have turned this collection into a winner.
(reviewed the day of purchase)