Tuesday 18 May 2010

"lyrical elegance and an extravagant horror that lingers"

Professor Dee Horne of UNBC has written a review my new book in the online newspaper The Mark that includes the phrase "extravagant horror that lingers"!  I'm tickled!

Here's the context:
In a style that evokes paintings by Hieronymous Bosch, Vermeersch’s writing has a lyrical elegance and an extravagant horror that lingers and invites us to re-think how we are living. For instance, “A Scorpion in Alcohol” is kept in the kitchen as a reminder that it is not the actual scorpion sting but the fear that once petrified and still haunts that is the true poison.

You can read the entire review here

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