Woke up early today. Spent the first hours of my day reading Edgar Allan Poe and Denis Johnson: what a breakfast! It's actually research for a story I want to write. Next, I'm reading The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. So, yeah, you can imagine where this is all heading: either I manage to write a story about madness or I will end up mad. Either way, I'm having fun and that's what matters.
I finished reading this absolutely absorbing book, and here's why it is a deliciously fascinating read.
Mary Katherine "Merricat" Blackwood is believed to be among the most memorable narrators in twentieth-century fiction who is 18 years old, supposes that with any luck at all she could have been born a werewolf; obsessed with omens, burying treasures, good days and strong powerful words. 'Merricat' lives in Blackwood family home with huge grounds along with her elder sister Constance Blackwood who is a culinary comforter, tends the vegetable garden with all her might and has never been out in the world in past six years; her ailing uncle Julian Blackwood, loves to write and rewrite the stories of their own life and her black cat Jonas. They lives in a lovely old house isolated from the village and the people, yet happy with each other in the quite. One day their estranged cousin Charles Blackwood arrives at the estate and every changes. -
'Merricat' from now on will undoubtedly be one of my favourite fictional characters.
This book will make you realise the existence of the little treasures we usually tend to ignore and value the importance of relationships we wave aside and marginalise. -
Has anybody ever noticed the tiny drop of water by the kitchen sink shines like a magical bright sparkling star when rays of sunlight enters through the kitchen window? -
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I always like to have a book of short stories on the go to tide me over when my attention span isn't allowing for novels! Camilla Grudova's writing is very similar to Angela Carter's and Shirley Jackson's, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys their short stories with a sinister edge
The first novel about multiple personalities.
Eminent writer and writing.
A style sagacious, ironic, sarcastic and humorous.
Plot extremely linear and devoid of gaps.
Lexicon that fits perfectly with the style of the prose.
Characters dashed masterfully.
Excelled knower of the lights and shadows of our psyche.
SIMPLY A MASTERPIECE
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"As I say, what I am calling images or symbols or garlic is actually a kind of shorthand, or evocative coloring, to a story. A story is, after all, made up only of words. Characters are given only the briefest physical descriptions and identities; there is really no time in a short story to examine any single person in great detail. Events are merely sketched, given clearly enough to forward the story’s action but not described entirely; there is no room in a short story for more than one theme or idea.
Within these strict limits the writer must operate as vividly as he can, drawing as much as possible upon a sympathy with the reader, hoping that a single word will be enough to turn the reader inward, remind him, perhaps, of a similar emotion of his own, to bring him along willingly down the path of the story."