Orion Reads
a diary of books etc.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Saints and Strangers

Saints and Strangers is a collection of short stories by Angela Carter from the late 60s thru early 80s. Janina and Patrick told me to get it at the Strand. The back cover says she has an "distinctly unique voice" and for once, a back cover is dead on the money; Carter's prose is really incredibly different and refreshing. It's not a prose you can read without paying attention.
I'd say about a third of the stories are Excellent, a third are Good, and a third i just skipped.
One story covers the day in the life of the involved characters of Lizzie Borden's famous act, just up to the commencing of the act. It's an incredible story, well worth the cover price alone.


  • i tried reading her once, and i had to put it down since i didnt like her style or the story. maybe i should read a bit from that book and see if eight years later i like her.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:59 PM  

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