“This collection contains 20 stories, and I very much enjoyed 12 of them. All of them referenced some kind of body surgery, decoration or modification.
These were the stories that stood out for me:
Bootstrap-The Binds of Lasolastica by Michael Bailey. 4*
This made me think of rebooting differently.
Idol by Michael Laimo. 4* It would be nice to have some spare body parts around in case I needed them.
Comfort by Charles Colycott. All my notes say is "freaky"!
Unplugged by Adrienne Jones. 4* A leave of absence from work leads to a strange discovery.
You With Me by Christopher Nadeau. 4* This one reminded me of an old Stephen King collection cover from the 80's.
The Shaping by Scott Nicholson. 5* This one kicks ass! Competition in school can be tough.
By Hook by Elliot Capon. 5* My note just says AWESOME!
Sawbones by L.L. Soares. 5* Body modifications never thought of!
Whirling Machine Man by Aaron French. 4* Crazy!
Sex Object by Graham Masterton. 4* Anyone who has read any Graham Masterton would not be shocked by this story.
Hearing Mildred by Weldon Burge. 5*. This was my favorite story of this collection. An odd tale of what must be the worst haunting EVER. Plus, it's hilarious!
I am going to check out other works by some of these authors, most especially Mr. Burge. ”
I liked most of this one also. But it's not on my shelf...wonder if there's two?
There are two collections for Zippered Flesh. I haven't read the second one yet.
I think I rated it a 3, because I really enjoyed a lot of the stories. Most of the ones you listed...go figure, LOL! The problem with anthologies is there are always those that just don't do it for you. I find it hard to rate them, in general. If I like more than half, it's a great thing!
I rarely like every single story in a collection. I thought this one had a couple of really good ones and a lot of 4*. I make notes as I'm reading about each story that I like.