!!> Reading ➽ Vampires in the Lemon Grove ➶ Author Karen Russell – Writerscompany.co.uk

Vampires in the Lemon Grove From The Author Of The New York Times Best Seller Swamplandia A Finalist For The Pulitzer Prize A Magical New Collection Of Stories That Showcases Karen Russell S Gifts At Their Inimitable Best.In The Collection S Marvelous Title Story, Two Aging Vampires In A Sun Drenched Italian Lemon Grove Find Their Hundred Year Marriage Tested When One Of Them Develops A Fear Of Flying In The Seagull Army Descends On Strong Beach, 1979, A Dejected Teenager Discovers That The Universe Is Communicating With Him Through Talismanic Objects Left In A Seagull S Nest Proving Up And The Graveless Doll Of Eric Mutis Stories Of Children Left To Fend For Themselves In Dire Predicaments Find Russell Veering Into Sinister Territory, And Ultimately Crossing The Line Into Full Scale Horror In The New Veterans, A Massage Therapist Working With A Tattooed War Veteran Discovers She Has The Power To Heal By Manipulating The Images On His Body In All, These Wondrous New Pieces Display A Young Writer Of Superlative Originality And Invention Coming Into The Full Range And Scale Of Her Powers. Karen Russell is in heat check mode After the Pulitzer committee decided in 2011 that no great novels made the cut for the award itself a pathetic heat check, the flailing of an organization disguised as stunting , Russell went ahead and planted her talent somewhere in Florida and here in this collection Do you think the Pulitzer committee just thought, Naw, that Swamplandiais set in America s wang I love a drive thru pharmacy with a prescribing NP hanging out the window like it s a Benze Karen Russell is in heat check mode After the Pulitze Over hyped, over rated, did not live up to my expectations.Every one of the 8 very short stories in this collection has a wonderful premise vampires who thirst for something other than blood, team krill at the ice floe of Antarctica, women trapped in a Japanese factory, flocks of seagulls stealing the parts of our future we most need, dead presidents as stabled horses, etc And the language itself is poetic and beautiful and sometimes says the most startling things, butThe author can t tel Over hyped, over rated, did not live up to this collection only has eight stories in it compared to the ten in her last collection, so on one hand, i feel cross because i always wantfrom her, but on the other hand, the stories i liked, i liked a lot but i m greedy, and sometimes 8 is not enough but they are good, and i liked each storythan the one preceding it in fact, the only one i wasn t crazy about was the second story, reeling for the empire, which felt like the longest story, but might not have been.greg snatched this this collection only has eight stories in it compared to the ten in her last collection, so on one hand, i feel cross because i always wantfrom her, but on the other hand, the stories i liked, i liked a lot but i m greedy, and sometimes 8 is not enough but they are good, and i liked each storythan the one preceding it in fact, the only one i wasn t crazy about was the second story, reeling for the empire, which felt like the longest story, but might not have been.greg snatched this ARC out of my hands before i could read it, when i told him i was only reading spooky books during october, and after he read it, he told me it was spooky enough to fit my self imposed and very strict criteria, and he allowed me to have it back an If I had to summarize this collection of short stories in a word it would be frustrating Karen Russell is clearly a very gifted writer and several of these short stories approach masterful, but here is the problem I don t think she knows how to finish a story Each one of these little gems is unique and unlike any other story in the book indeed, the style of the story varies wildly and wonderfully from story to story Each story begins as a wonderfully weird little idea gem and Russell wr If I had to summarize this collection of short stories in a word it would be frustrating Karen Russell is clearly a very gifted writer and several of these short stories approach masterful, bu

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