There are few collections that I begin with my rating of five Amazon stars and a highly recommended note. This is an amazing collection of writing styles, Little Deaths: The Definitive Collection by John F. D. Taff shows off the author’s versatility. While all have something of a twist or weird quality, there is one horror story that will leave a reader laughing out loud. There is one that is emotional enough to bring tears. There is one in which the reader can join in with a feeling of vengeance deserved. There is one written in the slang-ridden language of today and one written in the style of Charles Dickens. Almost every story sent me to the dictionary at least once although looking back on the stories there were several times I had acted too quickly. Taff usually explained the term quite adequately in context. But that is me looking back.