In my concise review of Goats of Glory by Steven Erikson, I mentioned that it was the first time I read a short story from a Fantasy anthology (Swords and Dark Magic...). I found it interesting but not enough to make me go through the whole book without going back to the novel I was reading (at least so far). I received one comment stating that I should read it in its entirety and threat myself. I will probably do so if I find another story more compelling but in the meantime, I would ask your opinion to assert whether I'm alone in feeling a certain reserve toward this particular type of book.
There are many differences between full-length Fantasy novels and a short story but a book that contains a collection of original tales from a crowd of authors from the same genre should be interesting simply by its definition. At least, I think that is why I bought this anthology. However, buying a book simply for that fact may not be enough, I am not sure that short fiction is for everyone and that every author is apt enough to write a good one.
If you have read an anthology recently, I would like to have your input on it and for the poll, the question is quite simple:
Do you read anthologies?