Vampires in the Lemon Grove (E–pub/E–book) ¹ Karen Russell


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    Vampires in the Lemon Grove (E–pub/E–book) ¹ Karen Russell Over hyped over rated did not live up to my expectationsEvery 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 Ant

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    Vampires in the Lemon Grove (E–pub/E–book) ¹ Karen Russell 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 uniue and unlike any other story in the book indeed the style of the story varies wildly and wonderfully from story to st

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    Vampires in the Lemon Grove (E–pub/E–book) ¹ Karen Russell 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 want from her but on the other hand the stories i liked i liked a lot but i'm greedy and sometimes 8 is not en

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    Vampires in the Lemon Grove (E–pub/E–book) ¹ Karen Russell Karen Russell seems to have jumped out of nowhere onto the mainstream literary scene with the publication of her first collection of stories

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    Vampires in the Lemon Grove (E–pub/E–book) ¹ Karen Russell Karen Russell Õ 0 Read & Download review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Karen Russell I was delighted by this collection of weird and wonderful stories Almost as sprightly as Murakami and sometimes leaning toward the flavor of Annie Proulx’s gothic tall tales and encounters with supernatural in her collections on the American West In the title story an ancient married couple who happen to be imm

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    Vampires in the Lemon Grove (E–pub/E–book) ¹ Karen Russell God damn it Karen Russell She's just too good at this guys and it's driving me crazy No one should be able to do what Karen Russell

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    Vampires in the Lemon Grove (E–pub/E–book) ¹ Karen Russell I had been looking forward to this book coming out because I loved Karen Russell's first book of short stories St Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves These stories did not disappoint I was curious to see if there would be set in Florida but these span from Italy to New Jersey to the plains to Antarctica And just as I

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    characters Vampires in the Lemon Grove Karen Russell Õ 0 Read & Download Vampires in the Lemon Grove (E–pub/E–book) ¹ Karen Russell Just couldn't get into this one The stories really struggled with narrative momentum The title story and the second story are both very good Then things wane

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    Vampires in the Lemon Grove (E–pub/E–book) ¹ Karen Russell Karen Russell Õ 0 Read & Download review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Karen Russell I'm not ordinarily a fan of the short story form but having read the first 2 stories in this collection I am making an excep

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    Vampires in the Lemon Grove (E–pub/E–book) ¹ Karen Russell This collection sees Karen Russell shift the balance between concept and narrative While she has always handled both deftly she made a name for herself by creating fantastical and fabulist scenarios Those still remain but the unreal elements of her stories seem subtler serving to nudge the reader just outside of the possible to let them see her deeply human narratives from a uniuely revealing angle That’s be

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review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Karen Russell

Vampires in the Lemon Grove

characters Vampires in the Lemon Grove Karen Russell Õ 0 Read & Download review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Karen Russell Named a Best Book of the Year by The Boston GlobeO The Oprah MagazineHuffington PostThe AV ClubA Washington Post Notable BookAn NPR Great Read of 2013From the author of the novel Swamplandia a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize comes a magical and uniuely daring collection of stories that. 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 uniue 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 wraps that idea in layer upon layer of delicious prose fleshing out the idea and creating fantastic and fascinating little worlds With only one exception the awful failed experiment of DOUGBERT SHACKLETON S RULES FOR ANTARCTIC TAILGATING the reader has a great time exploring each of the little worlds that Russell creates until the very end when too oftennothing happens Short stories well ANY story actually is supposed to have a beginning middle and end the end should be some resolution to the conflict or antagonism that was created in the first two sections Russell does a great job of carrying the ball downfield but then stops short of the goal line As an example my favorite story in the collection is PROVING UP a young boy s amazing journey through the haunted frontier of early 19th century American settlers that races along intermittently thrilling and terrifying until what would seem to be the logical conclusion is left up to the reader s imagination to decide what happened to the protagonist After reading the last page three or four times I wanted to throw the book across the room Russell doesn t need to make the endings of stories intentionally vague it comes across as uasi intellectual gamesmanship The author draws from a deep and expressive and entertaining well of creativity to pull the reader along and set them up for a huge emotional payoff and thenNo you are going to have to figure this out for yourselves PROVING UP was for me the worst offender in terms of lack of conclusion however THE SEAGULL ARMY DESCENDS ON STRONG BEACH 1979 was after a great emotional investment in the wonderfully drawn characters another tremendous disappointment as was the title story VAMPIRES IN THE LEMON GROVE which also suffered from being terminally precious and somewhat cloying REELING FOR THE EMPIRE was probably the most bizarre and successful story in the collection young girls are tricked into a kind of slave labor in feudal era Japan by signing on to spin silk but in actuality are transformed into human silkworms Although the conclusion was not entirely satisfying it seemed to fit the otherworldly atmosphere of the story as did THE BARN AT THE END OF OUR TERM in which dead US Presidents are reincarnated as horses in a stable and converse and interact as euine versions of themselves bizarre and trippy and not altogether unsatisfactory although disappointing In the two most conventional stories in the collection THE NEW VETERANS and THE GRAVELESS DOLL OF ERIC MUTIS Russell writes fully developed characters that are identifiable and relatable and has them evolve and act logically but again the conclusions to these stories are frustratingly obscure and the reader is left with a sense of Yeah but what did any of it MEAN I suppose that several of these stories might make for interesting book club discussions but I think most readers will describe the same frustrations as I do Russell is a brilliant writer but these stories come across as intentionally obtuse as if Russell realizes that the reader will be forced to create their own conclusions andor debate the meaning of hers Readers of short fiction will uickly grow weary of such intellectual hide and seek

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characters Vampires in the Lemon Grove Karen Russell Õ 0 Read & Download review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Karen Russell Showcases the author’s gifts at their inimitable best Within these pages a community of girls held captive in a Japanese silk factory slowly transmute into human silkworms and plot revolution; a group of boys stumble upon a mutilated scarecrow that bears an uncanny resemblance to a mi. God damn it Karen Russell She s just too good at this guys and it s driving me crazy No one should be able to do what Karen Russell does her particular brand of magical realism where the supernatural and suburban America blend seamlessly is like nothing I ve ever encountered before It just isn t fair that all that talent got concentrated in one person Vampires in the Lemon Grove is Russell s second collection of short stories in my review of her first book St Lucy s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves I complained that most of the stories didn t have concrete endings and often stopped right when they were starting to get good The writing was gorgeous the settings and characters were fantastic but the lack of closure to the stories irritated me Vampires in the Lemon Grove is infinitely satisfying with each of the stories having a much clearer beginning middle and end It s still Karen Russell of course so the stories do tend to stop sooner than you want them to and you sometimes get the sense that Russell doesn t know how to resolve the scenario she s set up so she opts to leave the ending open for interpretation to avoid having to give us concrete answers Reviewers who complain about the stories resolutions have clearly not read St Lucy s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves Compared to that all of the stories presented here are much organized and complete and knowing that Russell had improved made this much enjoyable to readAnd god guys the stories are so good There are eight in all and the only clunker is The New Veterans which attempts to address the Ira war and PTSD and ends on a sort of treacly note But it involves a massage therapist figuring out that she can manipulate a soldier s memories through his tattoos so it was still pretty cool I had three favorite stories and they all illustrate what s so great about Russell s writing in Reeling for the Empire girls who are recruited to work in silk factories during the industrialization of Japan are given tea that turns them into silkworm human hybrids and they spin silk in their stomachs that s extracted from their fingertips by a machine every day Proving Up is about a group of pioneer families struggling to survive while being shadowed by an unknown evil And my absolute favorite The Barn at the End of Our Term is about a stable where the horses are former US presidents who have died and been transformed into horses with all their memories of their former lives our narrator is Rutherford B Hayes and it s funny until it takes a hard left turn into Emotionally Devastating Lane and stays there and suddenly you re wondering why a story about horse presidents is making you want to cry Such is the power of Karen RussellSeveral of us claim to be daughters of samurai but of course there is no way for anyone to verify that now It s a relief in a way this new anonymity We come here tall and thin noblewomen from Yamaguchi graceful as calligraphy short and poor Hida girls with bloody feet crow voiced and vulgar entrusted to the Model Mill by our teary mothers rented out by our destitute uncles but within a day or two the drink the Recruitment Agent gave us begins to take effect And the our kaiko bodies begin to resemble one another the frantically each factory girl works to reinvent her past One of the conseuences of our captivity here in Nowhere Mill and of the darkness that pools on the factory floor and of the polar fur that covers our faces blanking us all into sisters is that anybody can be anyone she likes in the past

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characters Vampires in the Lemon Grove Karen Russell Õ 0 Read & Download review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Karen Russell Ssing classmate that they used to torment; a family’s disastrous uest for land in the American West has grave conseuences; and in the marvelous title story two vampires in a sun drenched lemon grove try to slake their thirst for blood and come to terms with their immortal relationship. Just couldn t get into this one The stories really struggled with narrative momentum The title story and the second story are both very good Then things wane

  • Hardcover
  • 243
  • Vampires in the Lemon Grove
  • Karen Russell
  • English
  • 02 August 2020
  • 9780307957238