Delightful! I laughed loudly & nearly cried in the airport.
Dropped from the tree, I just blow on the wind and pretend I'm in charge of my destiny.
Epic & astonishing, superbly enlightening, I'll read this again.
Seriously, just read Wong.
Joshua is so rad.
Mr. Loveheart is a delightful upstart Lord of the Underworld.
"They ate her," said Brother Number One. "With porridge. That's what 'ran away and was never seen again' means in these parts. It means 'eaten.' "
"Um, and what about 'happily ever after'?" asked David, a little uncertainly. "What does that mean?"
"Eaten quickly," said Brother Number One.
And with that they reached the dwarfs' house.
I'm adoring this adult fairytale. Visceral & beautiful, the mysteries enchant. The time traveling narrative is excellent. A shape shifting guardian & a demon death clock girl; funny, shocking, delightful...
Loved this so much, I was compelled to read the title story twice in one day. Ford says, "A book is a time machine of our intentions, our ideas, our emotions; the alchemy of ingredients psychological, physical, and experimental which have coalesced in the form of the words we choose."
The nature in which rats exist calls to mind those lives that are not recalled and honored, whose careers are not reexamined in histories -- the lives that seem to be unnatural and even ratty or at least low-down but are not, actually... When we look at rats, we are thus compelled to look at the history of the lives in their midst, to search for the Unrepresented Men.
I was just blown away by the story, "This is Love;" wow! Goosebumps & actual tears from a horror story. "Welcome to the Reptile House" was an excellent tale of a certain type of monster(no spoilers). So far the best part of this collection is the surprising freshness. Loving it!
There are intrinsic benefits to constantly probing the possibility that our assumptions about the future might be wrong: humility and wonder.
The savagery, the cruelty, the relentless anxiety and ennui, the longing for escape... And then the murders start.
These are my girls today; fruity & fun!