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Cassandra Khaw

Teoksen Nothing But Blackened Teeth tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

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Bearly A Lady (2017) 52 kappaletta
The Last Supper Before Ragnarok (2019) 41 kappaletta
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Baby Shower (2018) 5 kappaletta
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Meat, Bone, Tea 2 kappaletta
Exquisite Corpse (2018) 1 kappale

Associated Works

When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson (2021) — Avustaja — 164 kappaletta
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018) — Avustaja — 125 kappaletta
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Not So Stories (2018) — Avustaja — 61 kappaletta
Body Shocks (2021) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta
Do Not Go Quietly: An Anthology of Defiance in Victory (2019) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
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The Best of Uncanny (2019) — Avustaja — 55 kappaletta
The Underwater Ballroom Society (2018) — Avustaja — 40 kappaletta
Uncanny Magazine Issue 15: March/April 2017 (2017) — Avustaja — 37 kappaletta
Clockwork Phoenix 5 (2016) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
The Best of World SF: 2 (2022) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
Maledictions (2019) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
Uncanny Magazine Issue 23: July/August 2018 (2018) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2020 Edition (2020) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2018 Edition (2018) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
2084 (2017) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
Uncanny Magazine Issue 25: November/December 2018 (2018) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2019 Edition (2019) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
Women Invent the Future (2018) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
Wayward Sisters: An Anthology of Monstrous Women (2018) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
Orphans of Bliss: Tales of Addiction Horror (2022) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Clarkesworld: Issue 111 (December 2015) (2015) — Tekijä, eräät painokset14 kappaletta
Apex Magazine 121 (January 2021) (2021) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Uncanny Magazine Issue 14: January/February 2017 (2017) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Sword and Sonnet (2018) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Uncanny Magazine Issue 21: March/April 2018 (2018) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
The Tor.com Sampler (2016) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Uncanny Magazine Issue 17: July/August 2017 (2017) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 15th Anniversary Edition (2023) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Howls From the Wreckage: An Anthology of Disaster Horror (2023) — Tekijä, eräät painokset9 kappaletta
Uncanny Magazine Issue 26: January/February 2019 (2019) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Clarkesworld: Issue 116 (May 2016) (2016) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #270 (2019) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Uncanny Magazine Issue 19: November/December 2017 (2017) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Come Join Us by the Fire: A Nightfire Anthology (2019) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras — Suunnittelija — 8 kappaletta
Uncanny Magazine Issue 27: March/April 2019 (2019) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 94 • March 2018 (2018) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 93 • February 2018 (2018) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Come Join Us by the Fire Season 2 (2020) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Clarkesworld: Issue 135 (December 2017) (2017) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Shimmer 2015: The Collected Stories (2016) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 111 • August 2019 (2019) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
The True History of the Strange Brigade (2018) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Uncanny Magazine: The Best of 2018 — Avustaja, eräät painokset2 kappaletta
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #248 (2018) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
The Dark #028: September 2017 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Daily Science Fiction: May 2017 (2017) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Daily Science Fiction: November 2016 (2016) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

Merkitty avainsanalla

Yleistieto

Syntymäaika
1984-08-31
Sukupuoli
non-binary
Kansalaisuus
Malaysia
Syntymäpaikka
Malaysia
Asuinpaikat
London, England, UK
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Agentti
Michael Curry (Donald Maass Literary Agency)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Khaw is non-binary gender and uses they/them pronouns.

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Violent, gory, sadistic. Almost incomprehensible prose. It took about a quarter of the book for me to start piecing together what the hell was going on.

$10 words every other paragraph, sometimes every other sentence, sometimes every other word:

“The tenebrosity doesn’t, however, linger. With every invocation of Verdigris’ name, it sallows, lightening to the juvenile colors of recent ecchymosis, that suppurating purple-yellow of ruined capillaries and beat-up flesh, an exhausted pigment which, fortunately, does not linger.”


There are three or four lines of dialog that advance the plot interspersed between dozens of paragraphs about each character’s internal state, world view, history, whatever. We get it, we get it already. Maya’s totally in thrall to Rita, even though Rita’s a monster and doesn’t give a shit about Maya. And yes, the writing’s luscious, even though pretentious, but honestly, let’s get this show on the road.

Grungy, obfuscating, irritating as hell. Finally, at the end, I loved it.
… (lisätietoja)
½
 
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Charon07 | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 31, 2024 |
Ojala haver tingut temps per llegir-m’el del tirón.

Dos relats genial que transmeten un imaginari i unes sensacions entre esgarrifoses i intrigants.

Tinc ganes de llegir alguna novela de la mateixa autora i de saber més del Persons.
 
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Cabask | Mar 27, 2024 |
Series Info/Source: This is a stand alone book. I borrowed this on audiobook from my library.

Thoughts: I enjoyed this even though it was a bit odd. This story is an extension of the The Little Mermaid fairy tale and takes place after the traditional fairy tale we know. This was written in a very prose-like almost poetic way.

The mermaid married her price and he was a vicious man. They had two daughters together and the daughters took after their mother rather than their father and devoured the prince's kingdom. As her daughters ravage the kingdom, the mermaid decides it is time to journey on. She is joined by a strange plague doctor on her journey. Together they stumble upon a strange village of children. They will have to embrace what it means to be a monster to make it through.

This was a crazy story that is told in fairly dense and lyrical prose. I enjoyed how unexpected it was and how it showed the main two characters having to embrace their monsters to survive an odd situation. Aside from dark fairy tale vibes, this has a lot of horror elements to it as well, with very gory descriptions.

I liked the writing style and the imagery was very well done. If you don't have a broad vocabulary, this will definitely broaden it...I had to look up a couple of words I didn't know throughout. This whole book, both the writing style and the story were unexpected and intriguing to me. I love reading something a bit different that stretches my imagination and this fit the bill perfectly.

I listened to this on audiobook and the audiobook was well done. No complaints. I do think because of the dense prose I would have enjoyed reading this more than listening to it. However, the audiobook production was well done.

My Summary (4/5): Overall this was a very beautiful and dense prose-like extension of The Little Mermaid. It crosses the line between dark fantasy and horror. I like how unexpected it was and really enjoyed the monstrous characters. Khaw has been a bit hit or miss for me, but I do love her creativity and I think this was one of her better stories.
… (lisätietoja)
 
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krau0098 | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 16, 2024 |
Do you ever get the feeling that a lot is happening, but also nothing is happening at the same time? This book is like that.
 
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Belbo713 | 54 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 11, 2024 |

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