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Alabaster By Caitlín R. Kiernan Ted Naifeh,

  • Title: Alabaster
  • Author: Caitlín R. Kiernan Ted Naifeh
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  • Page: 118
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  • An albino girl wanders the sun scorched backroads of a south Georgia summer, following the bidding of an angel or perhaps only voices in her head searching out and slaying ancient monsters who have hidden themselves away in the lonely places of the world Caitli n R Kiernan first introduced Dancy in the pages of her award winning second novel, Threshold 2001 , then wAn albino girl wanders the sun scorched backroads of a south Georgia summer, following the bidding of an angel or perhaps only voices in her head searching out and slaying ancient monsters who have hidden themselves away in the lonely places of the world Caitli n R Kiernan first introduced Dancy in the pages of her award winning second novel, Threshold 2001 , then went on to write several short stories and a novella about this unlikely heroine, each a piece, of which, has become an epic dark fantasy narrative Alabaster finally collects all these tales into one volume, illustrated by Ted Naifeh Gloomcookie, Courtney Crumrin
    Alabaster An albino girl wanders the sun scorched backroads of a south Georgia summer following the bidding of an angel or perhaps only voices in her head searching out and slaying ancient monsters who have hi

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    1. Finally out in paperback I had been waiting for this to be published for almost a year there s a hardcover edition, but it s hard to find and spendy and it was SO VERY worth it The five short stories here center around Dancy Flammarion, the mysterious albino monster hunter you might have met earlier in Threshold The stories reveal of Dancy s background and of her world s creepy, creepy undercurrents to us while still leaving a deep sense of mystery intact Kiernan s ability to make her deeply di [...]

    2. A series of short stories all relating to the character of Dancey Flammarion, an albino girl child who hunts really scary monsters at the direction of a terrifying angel I definitely got the shivers reading about some of the things she encounters the story Bainbridge ends up linking up with all the rest of Caitlin s other books and for that reason is a good thing to read.

    3. Caitlin R Kiernan, Alabaster Subterranean Press, 2006 What I have always loved about Caitlin R Kiernan s work is the sense of being lost there s never quite enough explicitly stated to let the reader gain firm ground, leaving one to make the associations in one s head And as we all know, the imagination produces scarier things than we ll ever actually see It s the same thing that works so well in John Carpenter s best movies or Kathe Koja s early novels, but Kiernan wields it masterfully than e [...]

    4. Kiernan can write, no question about it She is excellent at painting a surreal picture ripe with menace This collection of stories was beautiful yet keenly disturbing Reading it is like that feeling when you know someone is right behind you but they haven t announced themselves yet The longer the feeling lasts, the worse it feels Dancy is a very unusual protagonist, one I grew quite fond of I m not sure she s completely sane, but the things she s faced, who can blame her Take a plunge into the f [...]

    5. An incredible collection that gathers up all the short stories featuring monster slayer Dancy Flammarion first introduced in Kiernan s second novel Threshold, which still may be my favorite of hers , as well as Bainbridge, an original novella Subterranean Press has once again outdone themselves in the gorgeousness and gorgeosity of the book design, and Ted Naifeh s cover art and interior illustrations are the perfect counterpoint to the short stories within.

    6. Short fiction is Kiernan s preferred format, but, as she says, you can t make a living writing short fiction This is a collection of all of the stories of a character she discovered while writing a novel, the title of which escapes me The stories are extraordinary Full of what I have come to call, Kiernanisms See my reviews of her novels if you want to get the full sense of just who CRK is She is, without doubt, the best writer of the English language I have read in years She has the courage in [...]

    7. I have to admit, the monster killer Darcy Flammarion was not my favorite character in Threshold and the first time I read Alabaster I felt sympathy for the panther than the protagonist Alabaster makes me reconsider my opinion, though, and not just for the gorgeous Ted Naifeh illustrations Alabaster and Bainbridge reminds us just why people used to greet visitations from angels with terror, but in all of the stories it s never entirely clear just who the real monsters are, or what they want.Kier [...]

    8. This is my third book of Kiernan s to read, and either it was better than the other two, or her style has finally clicked for me I found Dancy a captivating character, and the vagueness and shadowed suggestions that bothered me about the other two books seemed to be a positive attribute here I know that this short book has made me move Threshold to near the top of my to read pile after I had abandoned it a couple of chapters in several years ago.

    9. After hunting the web for a hard copy of this book, I was hooked on the collection of tales that made up Alabaster Caitlin R Kiernan had renewed my belief in both monsters and angels along with a little lingering doubt of whether the motives of each are truly benign or malicious.

    10. I stumbled upon Alabaster at my local library workplace by accident sometimes during my lunch break, I like to look in our Science Fiction paranormal section and see what book I may stumble upon that seems interesting I ve found some really great books this way and Alabaster is no exception Filled with short stories of a unique and unlikely heroine, Dancy goes around killing things that go bump in the night But she doesn t do it all willey nilley, no Dancy gets orders from an Angel that tells he [...]

    11. See my other reviews at Never Enough BooksAn albino girl wanders the sun scorched backroads of a south Georgia summer, following the bidding of an angel or perhaps only voices in her head searching out and slaying ancient monsters who have hidden themselves away in the lonely places of the world.First introduced in Caitlin R Kiernan s second novel, Threshold, Dancy has gone on to be the unlikely heroine in several short stories and even a novella Each story is a small piece of a larger fantasy n [...]

    12. Keirnan is an award winning author of dark fantasy gothic horror in the vein of H P Lovecraft Her novel The Drowning Girl is exceptional I ve also enjoyed Threshold and Silk Alabaster is a collection of short stories about Dancy Flammarion the young ragamuffin albino heroine from Threshold who guided by a vengeful and rather horrific angel seeks out and slays demons across the bayous of the deep South Each of the stories in this collection is interesting and atmospheric Les Fluers Empoisonnees a [...]

    13. This is a short collection of inter related short stories that have also been the subject of a series of graphic novels.Basically they are about a young albino monster hunter who may or may not be led guided by an angel They are atmospheric and effocative and dark as well as full of wonderful moments but I sometimes feel that they dont know quite what they want to be.Here is a section And this time the laughter rises like a storm, like an ugly bit of flotsam buoyed on the crest of a wave, echoin [...]

    14. I enjoyed this book very much 4.5 starts worth Horror is not usually my thing but when combined with the right amount of weirdness and excellent writing, I can not put it down This book is a small collection of short stories about a 16 year old albino demon slayer who goes wherever she is sent by her Angel.The author plays tricks throughout all the stories that make you wonder if albino girl really has an Angel or if she is just a lunatic killer on the loose At times the Angel appears to be some [...]

    15. Excelente reuni n de historias cortas de esta autora, esta vez sobre los or genes un personaje, que algo m s adulto apareci en un par de novelas suyas Aqu la vemos luchar contra todo tipo de monstruos, dirigida por un ngel Se pueden leer cronol gicamente o por el orden en que los escribi , pero en cualquier caso una delicia ver como se enfrenta a lonque se encuentra por el camino de perdici n No todo es redondo, pero hay pasajes tan l ricos que te olvidas completamente de que algunas cosas no so [...]

    16. Dancy Flamarrion is a young drifter shadowed by a being that calls itself an angel and tells her to go places and kill things Not people, usually, depending on how you define your terms The stories in this volume mostly grew from a paragraph in Kiernan s novel Threshold that lists some of Flamarrion s prior exploits, and several are brief, with a bit of a bit of a fill in the blanks feel But if the plots are sometimes a little thin or pedestrian, the prose is always rich, vivid, and lush And eve [...]

    17. I have never read anything else by this author and so I never read the story in which the character Dancy Flammarion is introduced, however that didn t really have much baring on my enjoyment of this collection of short stories at all The writing here is eloquent and the character is one which fascinates These stories are almost compulsively readable and the world that they inhabit one where monsters, demons, and angels exist alongside the human world is hard to look away from I just wish there [...]

    18. Loved, loved, loved it All the good parts of Lovecraft, but written by a woman with awesome illustrations and with moral ambiguity, less just plain crazy I love that Dancy s angel is so scary and uncomforting I love that Dancy is so unsure of herself she isn t an unrelenting badass, and she s scared a lot of the time for good reason If I had decided to get a PhD in American Literature, I would have been all over Kiernan like white on rice.

    19. An interesting story, but not really my kind of book The writing seemed very disjointed, vague, and confusing It was at times unclear who was talking, what was a flashback, and what was just all in her head Which I understand was very intentional by the author, and in that it was pulled off very well Again, this is simply not the kind of book I enjoy reading, so in my opinion it was an uncomfortable experience.

    20. It s not often that I DNF a graphic novel, but right from the beginning it was obviously not my thing I gave it two tries no go It has a really scattered plot, with difficult to follow dialogue bubbles A lot of religious metaphor, and I m not educated enough in religion to get the full effect that I m sure others would appreciate Some of the artwork was really enticing, but it wasn t enough to hold my interest.

    21. This is an anthology of short stories about an albino girl named Dancy Flammarion, who is both a seer and a slayer, sent to hunt down monsters by a shady angelic presence that seems like a monster itself The stories are creepy and beautiful with a perfect sense of the uncanny The writing itself is lyrical, but realistic, evoking the southern states perfectly, and the isolated young heroine is heartbreaking, but never feels sorry for herself One of the best dark fantasies I ve read.

    22. Kiernan is an excellent writer, but this book is strange in that the stories are arranged mostly in reverse chronological order It s a little confusing To anyone interested in reading this, I would recommend checking out Alabaster Wolves instead It s the graphic novel version of this book, with gorgeous artwork, and incorporates the majority of the content of the stories in Alabaster much better.

    23. This is not one story but a series of stories about a teenage monster hunter who may or may not be insane These stories are so atmospheric and heavy with poetic language that, at times, it s hard to figure out what s actually going on But for all that, they are intriguing and delightfully creepy The collection gives you just enough to want .Recommended for fans of Mike Mignola

    24. These stories are prototypical Caitlin Kiernan dense, beautifully written, Gothic prose about an alternate eastern United States populated by ghouls, vampires, human monsters, and angels that may or may not take orders from familiar deities Dancy is a bleaker, lonelier Buffy the Vampire Slayer Highly recommended dark fantasy.

    25. It appears that I didn t write a review for this back when I read it, and now I ve largely forgotten what I would have said save that I liked it quite a bit, if not as much as some of the other stuff I ve read by Kierman.

    26. More stories featuring Dancy Flammarion from Threshold and best read after that I didn t care for the deep backstory in Bainbridge others may differ I quite liked the Where ideas come from essay at the end, and everything else.

    27. surprisingly entertaining again, though i ve never been a fan of those vampire monster witchunters stories, this one captures u 4 several hours besides, Kiernan s language is skillful and colourful, so endless battles and wanderings don t bore the reader

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