Dont let the title fool you; Hors doeuvres II is not about food for the belly, but more about food for the mind. It is a diverse collection of short stories strictly designed to amuse and entertain. This new batch of Hors doeuvres is no less appetizing than the first. Perhaps, there is a bit more seasoning, and a few more chewy centers, but the premise still remains the same: short, easy to digest literary bits of life served up a la carte, without all the fattening fillers, wandering subplots, and flowery rhetoric. I guarantee there are no stale crackers, or pt that may seem suspiciously like store-bought cat food. (Remember your neighbors last New Years party?) So dig in, enjoy the fare; good when youre in the mood for a bit of easy reading: satisfying, non-fattening, and you dont have to worry about the toothpicks.