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Jun 05, 2020 - 07:03 AM By Padrika Tarrant

In fact, the higher I climbed, the I felt the crawling horror of knowledge At the foot of the stairs, all of truth lay torn open, flayed with me above it, omniscient and shaking, not looking down are voices lost inside themselves, where the world is not as it should be and nothing may be trusted These are the lives that are eked out at the very edges of the city,In fact, the higher I climbed, the I felt the crawling horror of knowledge At the foot of the stairs, all of truth lay torn open, flayed with me above it, omniscient and shaking, not looking down are voices lost inside themselves, where the world is not as it should be and nothing may be trusted These are the lives that are eked out at the very edges of the city, where God might be found in a bonfire or a bag lady can burst into a flock of pigeons and wild laughter slightly, reminding us of the beauty and fear of dreams, of things just glimpsed through the corner of the eye A woman becomes a gas explosion, or witness to the death of a nameless man in a library A kitchen knife crawls after a little girl to keep her safe and an old lady hears her mother calling from a cupboard those who like to feel just a little disturbed for those who remember the ancient creeping of childhood darkness and the exquisite glory of snow.
  • Title: Broken Things (Salt Modern Fiction)
  • Author: Padrika Tarrant
  • ISBN: 9781844713431
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Hardcover

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Kaitlin Jun 05, 2020 - 07:03 AM
I picked this up as part of the #MentalHealthAwarenessReadathon and I have to say reading this collection with that in mind made this seem so surreal and both creepy but enchanting. This is a collection of incredibly short stories, most only a few pages long, which all focus on the idea of broken people, things, ideas, places etc. I have to say that this collection, although very short, took me a little while to really get into becuase although I really enjoyed the opening few stories the middle [...]
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Katie Lumsden Jun 05, 2020 - 07:03 AM
A really brilliant short story collection, with fantastic writing throughout and some outstanding stories. I especially like how she uses magic realism yet throws in to doubt whether these events are actually happening or are in the minds of her protagonists.
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Sanne (TheBookDutchess) Jun 05, 2020 - 07:03 AM
This book is beautiful and heartbreaking and very well written. Although I didn't love all the stories, there were a lot of amazing ones in this book and there were no "bad" stories.
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Tim Love Jun 05, 2020 - 07:03 AM
More macabre than early Ian McEwan. Like the blurbers, I'm reminded of Angela Carter. This isn't the world of fable or fairytale - when animals talk, you know they're not really talking. In fact no 2 minds seem to be inhabiting the same world - each story's dominated by an individual who's equally at home with Angels and Giros (the latter a UK reference), and who interface with others via essentials - food, housing, and sometimes love. Most stories are in the first person - main characters in th [...]
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Julia Jun 05, 2020 - 07:03 AM
Dark and surreal short stories - this book explores the sometimes uncomfortable territory of mental illness, blurring the boundaries of reality and fantasy. This is Tarrant's first book and feels - and some of the themes here are further developed (and with a much more assured and mature voice) in her novel The Knife Drawer.
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Alan Jun 05, 2020 - 07:03 AM
Loved the Jesus as a baby one, and others held my interest but got too samey in the end.
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Rachel Jun 05, 2020 - 07:03 AM
an anthologydark speculative fictionleaves spineful shivers
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Celia Jun 05, 2020 - 07:03 AM
In a collection of over thirty short stories, to me it gets quite boring when they all capture the exact same feeling. Some of the stories were interesting, but only four really hit me (I truly loved these, though). These four favourites were "Anatomy", "Coffinwood", "Ascension" and "Skin". All four of these were in the beginning of the collection, so the reading experience become somewhat disappointing after a while. Padrika Tarrant writes beautifully and I really want to try something else by [...]
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Broken Things (Salt Modern Fiction) By Padrika Tarrant In fact, the higher I climbed, the I felt the crawling horror of knowledge At the foot of the stairs, all of truth lay torn open, flayed with me above it, omniscient and shaking, not looking down are voices lost inside themselves, where the world is not as it should be and nothing may be trusted These are the lives that are eked out at the very edges of the city,In fact, the higher I climbed, the I felt the crawling horror of knowledge At the foot of the stairs, all of truth lay torn open, flayed with me above it, omniscient and shaking, not looking down are voices lost inside themselves, where the world is not as it should be and nothing may be trusted These are the lives that are eked out at the very edges of the city, where God might be found in a bonfire or a bag lady can burst into a flock of pigeons and wild laughter slightly, reminding us of the beauty and fear of dreams, of things just glimpsed through the corner of the eye A woman becomes a gas explosion, or witness to the death of a nameless man in a library A kitchen knife crawls after a little girl to keep her safe and an old lady hears her mother calling from a cupboard those who like to feel just a little disturbed for those who remember the ancient creeping of childhood darkness and the exquisite glory of snow.

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