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Tekijän teokset

The Wilds (2014) 184 kappaletta
The New and Improved Romie Futch (2015) 135 kappaletta
LIMBs (short story) (2015) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015) — Avustaja — 226 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019) — Avustaja — 182 kappaletta
Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature (2016) — Avustaja — 110 kappaletta
Best American Fantasy (2007) — Avustaja — 106 kappaletta
Conjunctions: 52, Betwixt the Between (2009) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
Conjunctions: 67, Other Aliens (2016) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta

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While I personally didn't care much for the stories in this collection, they are for the most part well-written and neatly pulled together. There were some very interesting premises among the stories, but something about the writing style simply didn't catch me. Even in the stories where I was invested in finding out what happened next, cliff-hanger-esque, I had no difficulty putting the book down for a time before returning to find out.
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Kalira | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 14, 2024 |
Yeah, I think I'm pretty firmly a Julia Elliott fangirl. This book had me continuously laughing out loud with its Southern gothic absurdity, sardonic academese, gore and horror, King Crimson references, recreational use of pharmaceuticals, taxidermic dioramas, bioengineering, animatronics...jeez, Lord Tusky! The Panopticon! Just the fen of Elliott's lurid prose... In ways, it had elements of Moby Dick, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but it was all its own. I loved how it began, how it slipped into madness, all its endings. I had no real grasp of where it would go and didn't give a good goddamn. Fun, crude, hilarious.… (lisätietoja)
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LibroLindsay | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 18, 2021 |
This was a great collection--one I'm glad to have read before relinquishing most of my reading autonomy to the remainder of the semester. While there is a story named "Feral" in here, that's how the whole collection felt...gloriously so. I loved the snark and ribbing of post-industrial malaise while also wondering at the mess we humans have made. I appreciated the exploration of old age in "LIMBs" and "Jaws" and felt a particular pull from the primal, grimy thrum of youth in the title story. This collection is a cannier approach to magical realism, where reality often appears more fanciful than the marvels. According to the author note, Elliott will be publishing her debut novel this year, and I, for one, will be sure to get my paws on it.

Counting as my short story collection for Book Riot's Read Harder challenge.
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LibroLindsay | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 18, 2021 |
A tremendous amount of fun. A witty, postmodern Southern sci-fi Gothic that matches a backwoods taxidermist with a scientifically reborn brain against his genetically engineered porcine counterpart. I'm checking the 'recommend' box on Romie Futch next to quite a few of my friends' names.
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