The Coyote Road
came verrrry close to being added to the "did not finish" shelf. In the end, I kept reading, even when I didn't want to, because I knew there were a couple of stories by authors I really liked that I hadn't hit yet.
I'm glad I did, because honestly, I think most of the good stuff was in the latter half of the book.
Won't be reading it again, but it was worth slogging through the meh bits to get to the good stories.