In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers

In the Garden of Poisonous FlowersAn Exclusive, Profusely Illustrated Hardcover Novella Related To Caitl N S Harrowing New Novel, ThresholdLate One Night, On A Lonely South Georgia Highway, A Very Strange Car Picks Up An Even Stranger Hitchhiker And The Fates Of All Concerned Become Inextricably Intertwined Meet Dancy Flammarion, An Orphaned Albino Girl Who Talks To Angels And Is Intent On Ridding The World Of Monsters But What Happens When One Of The Monsters Decides To Use Her For His Own Dark Ends In The Garden Of Poisonous Flowers Is Award Winning Fantasist Caitl N R Kiernan S First Ever Novella, Giving Us A Glimpse Into The Life Of Dancy Flammarion Shortly Before Her Appearance In Kiernan S Critically Acclaimed Second Novel, Threshold This Gritty Yet Decadent Story Of Ghouls, Corruption, And Talking Bears Draws Us Deeply Into A World Of Madness And Betrayal, Forbidden Appetites And Deadly Intrigue, And The Light That Shines From The Most Unlikely Of Heroes In The Garden Of Poisonous Flowers Will Include A Full Color Dustjacket And Ten Black And White Interior Illustrations By Dame Darcy

Caitl n Rebekah Kiernan born 26 May 1964 is the author of science fiction and dark fantasy works, including ten novels many comic books and than two hundred published short stories, novellas, and vignettes She is also the author of scientific papers in the field of paleontology from Wikipedia

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  • Hardcover
  • 85 pages
  • In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • 07 May 2017
  • 9781931081481

10 thoughts on “In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers

  1. says:

    As usual, excellent prose by Kiernan A good story, but not one of my favourite Kiernan tales.

  2. says:

    A short piece in the paranormal action vein A mysterious albino hitchhiker, Dancy Flammarion, who claims to speak to an angel, is picked up by a sinister trio who may be vampires and taken to an old house tenanted by what may be a coven of cannibal witches It feels like the opening of a novel and, indeed, is a prequel to Kiernan s novel Threshold and, I suppose, Low Red Moon, which I haven t yet read.

  3. says:

    Caitlin R Kiernan, In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers Subterranean, 2002 This novella may be slight, but that s not the only reason it was a one day read for me Kiernan, perhaps the premier stylist in gothic literature she eschews the term horror, and in truth her work does often seem to head into the dark fantasy realm today, is quite simply a fine writer on top of it all.In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers is a prequel to Kiernan s novel Threshold, introducing the albino Dancy Flammarion, who does such things as talk to angels and stuffed bears who talk back, of course and kill monsters Fate, destiny, or whatever you d like to call it has Dancy hooking up with a carload of very strange folks on their way to Savannah to take in a meeting with a rather odd group of Southern belles who give a whole new meaning to the term ladies auxiliary A strange boy with a bottle fits into the tale, as well but readers are advised that how it is, exactly, he fits will not be revealed under later in Dancy s career.I get the feeling Kiernan is one of those writers you either love or hate Her stories are, for the most part, style over substance there s meat on the bones, but it tends to be somewhat lean and smell slightly of mange Like the majority of modern horror writers who work in multiple volume tales thank you, Stephen King, for this annoying trend , when you find yourself finishing this tale, you ll probably end up with questions than you had when you started Answer a few, and end up with a whole lot , by reading Threshold Then we ll talk So in other words, what you have with In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers and, in my experience, the majority of Kiernan s tales is a slice of what amounts to a very weird and otherworldly life It s taking the hyperrealism of, say, Joyce Carol Oates early work and dropping it wholesale onto a dark alternate universe I can understand how it would jar What makes Kiernan worth your time, though, is the beauty of the language, how the words come together to paint the pictures in your head That s what this book is all about, in the end.It didn t do as much for me as did Candles for Elizabeth or her contribution to Wrong Things, but it s still a pretty fine piece of work.

  4. says:

    Somewhere between sensuality and horror lurks the Gothic prose of Kiernan It s definitely on the purple side, and often breaks the rules of grammar and syntax, but it holds together like an enchantment.The novella is the perfect length for Kiernan she can dazzle and swoop, whilst developing her characters and plots than in her shorts and yet, without tiring herself or us.As always, plot progresses at a languorous pace, and is hinted at rather than stated Conflict is subtle and menacing, arising as a result of dialogue and social interaction in most cases I m reminded, in the specificity and tension of the dialogue, of Pulp Fiction, even though the comparison seems absurd The actual supernatural element, whilst omnipresent, is understated I think this works very well The menace is low level but seething All through the novella you can sense something is going on, and it s only hinted at in most places.This is definitely one to read, and one of Kiernan s best works yet.

  5. says:

    They re not real monsters, she says They re nothing but witches and perverts and cannibals They re all crazy, but they re not real monsters at all So saith Dancy Flammarion, albino monster killer she s the albino, not the monsters Killing only albino monsters would be silly She s talking to who what apparently is the real monster, and that is about all that s clear in this story But since I liked the writing and I m interested in knowing about the characters, I ll say that the book has a dreamlike quality rather than it lacked definition and annoyed the crap out of me At only 85 pages several of which are illustrated or the blank verso of the illustrated page , it was a quick read while getting my oil changed A longer book might not have been as tolerable Ms Flammarion appears in Threshold and I m considering giving it a shot We ll see.

  6. says:

    This is a quick read, and rather typical of Kiernan in its intense horror, lesbian themes, and the definite sense that you the reader are encountering vast and complex forces and stories that you and the characters barely comprehend I m not quite sure I followed all of the action It did make me want to re read Daughter of Hounds and Kiernan s related works Probably only the Kiernan completist would really need to read this.

  7. says:

    This book comes in quite a package it s illustrated by Dame Darcy and her art perfectly matches the dark and sometimes disturbing writing of Caitlin R Kiernan who is a trans lesbian paleontologist kinda goth horror writer The novel is a quick read with all the pretty pictures and pretty words you are done before you know it I kind of felt like I wanted , but I guess I just had to take what these ladies gave me and like it.

  8. says:

    This is a prequel to

  9. says:

    ehhh it was ok but really short This is the first thing that I have read from this author and I m thinking it would make sense if I was familar with the heroine portrayed.

  10. says:

    What am I missing here Vague, nebulous plot lines, a huge disregard for proper grammar and syntax, and unlikeable characters The only redeeming factor was the artwork by Dame Darcy.

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