Really a 2.5. The first story is good, the second I didn't like.I'm conflicted about these stories. I'll admit, I didn't pay for it; it was offered free for the kindle.The first story concerns the hunting of a Bluebeard figure, and the modern tone feels right. It is well done. The writing and proofread, while not poetic, is good. I think what puts me off is that the stories seem to be trying too hard to few shocking. For some reason that doesn't work for me.Idea is excellent though.