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“Storm Constantine is a myth-making Gothic queen. Her stories are poetic, involving, delightful and depraved. I wouldn’t swap her for a dozen Anne Rices.” – Neil Gaiman Storm Constantine is one of our finest writers of genre fiction. This new collection features fifteen stories, four of which are original to this volume, that transport the reader to richly imagined realms one moment and shine a light on our own world’s darkest corners the next. A writer of rare passion, Storm delivers here some of her most accomplished work to date. “Storm Constantine… is a daring romantic sensualist, as well as a fine storyteller.” – Poppy Z Brite “Storm Constantine is a literary fantasist of outstanding power and originality. Her work is rich, idiosyncratic and completely engaging. Her themes have much in common with Philip K Dick – the nature of identify, the nature of reality, the creative power of the human imagination – while her sensibility reminds me of Angela Carter at her most inventive.” – Michael Moorcock Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Do As Thou Wilt 3. They Hunt 4. The Order of the Scales 5. Colin’s Cough 6. Kiss Booties Night Night 7. Spirit of Place 8. The Fool’s Path 9. Haven 10. Return to Gehenna 11. The Farmer’s Bride 12. Fireborn 13. Just His Type 14. The Violet House, or Songs the Martyrs Sang 15. A Tour of the House 16. When the Angels Came
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  • Not my kind of book

    Splinters of Truth

    misspider

    04. May 2016 um 07:47

    I thought this was a great opportunity to get to know the author's work. However, it didn't work out for me - half of the stories I skipped through because I was bored to sleep or just didn't care about characters or plot or both. I definitely feel kind of like an outsider with my opinion, but I can't help it. I did expect something great and inspiring from such a praised author and started reading with a "I surely can't go wrong with that author" attitude in mind.True, I'm not a big fan of short stories, but then again I encountered some great collections anyway (e.g. Braunbeck or Burke, and do I really need to mention King?). Okay, fantasy is not my favorite genre either, but this is not only about fantasy, or is it!? Of course, there were a number of fantasy tales featuring all the characteristics I dislike about it - ridiculous invented names, overly long descriptions of needless details and even longer (but not necessarily important) dialogues. Which makes me wonder if maybe this is not the wrong kind of book, but I'm the wrong kind of reader for it. Does this make sense? Funny thing is, I do understand and respect why other readers would love these stories, because the stories are really well-written and original and fantastic. As you see, this book left me with a lot of questions, so I'll finish with this last one: is it plausible to recommend a book I didn't enjoy reading myself?(I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review)

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