Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Here Be Monsters": the shortReview reads The Floating Order

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From Pauline Masurel's review of The Floating Order:

These are disturbing stories. A lost child finds sanctuary inside a piano, infants are drowned and buried, a baby-sitter disappears, a mother is kidnapped, a sister washes compulsively, a child goes blind and a goat is sick. This collection contains nineteen stories of childhood, which are full of dark, dangerous and deadly events that return to haunt you long after reading. There are no safe, saccharine fairy tale endings. This is contemporary Brothers Grimm for adults.

Read the full review, and an interview with Erin Pringle-Toungate.