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Book Review: His Soul's Still Dancing: A Nicolas Cage Inspired Fiction Anthology


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This will be my second time reviewing His Soul's Still Dancing.


The first time, I was sent an ARC by one of the contributors, who knew that I was starting a co-hosting gig on The Nic F'n Woo Cage Cast and thought we might want to talk about it. (We will for sure, just as soon as I can get my co-host to read it.) The second time we got sent a copy here to The Scoop, and it was passed along to me because out of all the ARC readers, I am the only one on a Nicolas Cage podcast.


The first thing you need to understand is that I re-read the entire anthology before reviewing it a second time, even though it's only been a few months since I read and reviewed last time.


The second thing you need to understand is that I really can't describe it any better than that.


Much like the actor himself, this anthology tribute to Nicolas Cage is hard to describe, and utterly surprising. The fictional depictions of Cage are as intense, erratic, and well-ranged as the real thing.


I always like to highlight my favorite story from an anthology I review, and the honor goes to "The Night You Met Nicolas Cage" by a very narrow margin. All of the stories do incredible work that capture different aspects of the legend, but this one stood out for how it incorporates the reader as well. That's a device that I don't always like in fiction, but it perfectly executed here and just amped up the madness an additional level in the most satisfying way.


You can check out the entire collection here, and if you're even kind of curious, I highly recommend that you do.

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