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Through Splintered Walls By Kaaron Warren Alisa Krasnostein Gemma Files,

  • Title: Through Splintered Walls
  • Author: Kaaron Warren Alisa Krasnostein Gemma Files
  • ISBN: 9780987216229
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Paperback
  • From Bram Stoker Award nominated author Kaaron Warren, comes Book 6 in the Twelve Planets collection series.Country road, city street, mountain, creek.These are stories inspired by the beauty, the danger, the cruelty, emptiness, loneliness and perfection of the Australian landscape Every Warren story is a trip with no map Gemma Files Her fiction shifts across genres sFrom Bram Stoker Award nominated author Kaaron Warren, comes Book 6 in the Twelve Planets collection series.Country road, city street, mountain, creek.These are stories inspired by the beauty, the danger, the cruelty, emptiness, loneliness and perfection of the Australian landscape Every Warren story is a trip with no map Gemma Files Her fiction shifts across genres smoothly and intelligently, never settling for the easy path she doesn t flinch Andrew Hook As with most of the best horror writing the power of Warren s strongest stories comes from the mirror they hold up to our everyday practices and prejudices Ian McHughTable of ContentsIntroduction by Gemma FilesMountainCreekRoadSky
    Through Splintered Walls From Bram Stoker Award nominated author Kaaron Warren comes Book in the Twelve Planets collection series Country road city street mountain creek These are stories inspired by the beauty the dan

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    1. If there s an Australian Gothic, Kaaron Warren is certainly at the centre of it, and is perhaps, one of the mistresses of it The collection Through Splintered Walls, features three short stories, Mountain, Creek and Road, and one novella, Sky The collection as well as all of the individual stories, have been nominated for, and won, for various awards.Mountain is a story about a haunted mountain, known as Temptation Tor, and perhaps importantly, about a woman whose life intersects with those of [...]

    2. 4 7 12 4.5 stars In place of a review for now, until I collect my thoughts , I offer the following words CREEPY WRONG YUK ARGH.7 7 12 OK, now I m ready to examine why and how this collection was able to rouse such powerful feelings of revulsion and horrified recognition.It s the recognition that makes it so horribly compelling, I think The settings of all four stories are intimately familiar This is my home, that Warren is showing to me Those roadside wreaths, mud slurry creeks, mountainside hai [...]

    3. Though Splintered Walls is the most recent of the Twelve Planets series from Twelfth Planet Press And like the rest of that series, the quality is high, the selection of story and author perfect.Splintered Walls follows the loose format of previous Twelve planets volumes with four stories 3 shorts and a novella.They are Mountain, Creek, Road and Sky Gemma Files in the book s introduction says of Warren that she has the true gift of spell casting, the sort of deceptively direct, declamatory liter [...]

    4. Through Splintered Walls contains three short stories followed by one novella They re titled Mountain , Creek , Road and Sky , which I think is a great set of names for within a collection To me, the collection can easily be split into two parts, the short stories on the one hand, and the novella on the other.The Short Stories Mountain is about a ghost haunted mountain and a woman who often drives over it on the way to the coast The mountain and its ghosts hold many secrets, which they don t alw [...]

    5. Through Splintered Walls is a combination of four short stories, Mountain, Creek, Road and Sky Each one of them a little creepier then the next My favorite being, Sky.Sky introduces us to the main character, 23 year old Zed who has been haunted by the disappearance of his childhood teacher who went missing not long after Zed brought the oddest item for show and tell to school He decided to take matters in his own hands and goes out to search for answers His search takes him to a small town known [...]

    6. Through Splintered Walls is Kaaron Warren the short fiction master at her best I read the first three stories in one sitting, and the final novella in another much longer one, that s how tightly they gripped me I know most people are mainly talking about the award winning novella, Sky , which was truly excellent and traumatic, and could almost be a thematic and tonal companion piece to Paul Haines Wives now THAT would have been a double novella back to back to induce some serious depression , bu [...]

    7. Kaaron Warren s work is not for the faint hearted, but it is well worth the palpatations and looking over your shoulder sense of dread that accompanies it Highly recommended for those who don t necessarily want splatter in their horror, but prefer to be creeped out in a very intelligent way Fans of UK author Robert Shearman should definitely try this collection

    8. This is a creepy and disturbing book sometimes surprisingly upbeat, but mostly icky and hard to get out of your head Which is undoubtedly fabulous writing, but I needed a break with fluff after most of these stories, especially the final story, Sky the shifting sympathies and growing horror as I read that has stayed with me for weeks.

    9. A fantastic collection of three short stories and a novella with Warren s signature horror style in spades The novella, Sky, is perhaps one of the most surreal horror stories I ve ever read and it is absolutely brilliant.

    10. This review forms part of my contribution to the Australian Women Writers 2012 Reading Challenge All my 2012 AWWC reviews can be found here.Through Splintered Walls by Kaaron Warren is one of the Twelve Planets series published by Twelfth Planet Press 12 boutique collections of stories by Australian women writers It is made up of four shorter stories, including Mountain Creek Road SkyThrough Splintered Walls is a disturbing collection, which uses an Australian backdrop and seemingly mundane sett [...]

    11. This review is presented as part of my contribution to the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016, and as part of the Journey Through the Twelve Planets Reading Challenge This review was originally posted at The Conversationalist I ve been thinking about how to approach my review for this collection It s definitely one of the challenging books I took on reading this year it took me months to work up to it, quite a while to read through because I am just not very good with horror at all , and t [...]

    12. Through Splintered Walls is the sixth book in the Twelve Planets series, released by Twelfth Planet Press, which showcase the talent of female Australian authors There is now to be a thirteenth in the series, but that s a review for another time The brief given to authors was to write 4 short stories of up to 40,000 words in total The stories could be separate, discrete narratives or linked through character, setting or theme.This collection contains three short stories and a novella length piec [...]

    13. Through Splintered Walls is a collection of three short stories and a novella by Kaaron Warren This is the rusty orange covered entry in the Twelve Planets series from Twelfth Planet Press, each of which collects thematically linked works from a female Australian writer Kaaron Warren has planted her flag in the weird dark horror fantasy corner of the genre, and the four stories collected here are an impressive showcase of her range The short stories Mountain , Creek , Road and the novella Sky ar [...]

    14. Part of the Twelve Planets collection from the Perth based Twelth Planet Press, Through Splintered Walls features three short stories Mountain , Creek , and Road and a novella Sky from Australian horror writer Kaaron Warren These four stories, inspired by elements of the Australian landscape, all capture the horror of everyday life in various ways Mountain is ostensibly about a haunted mountain, but is the emotional journey of a woman seeking control in her life Creek was the most horrific of t [...]

    15. Four and a half stars, bumped up to five because of Sky But we ll get to that.The first three stories in this collection were about what I was expecting Mountain, Creek, and Road, each of them brutal and twisted and humming with disquiet Bursting with it, in rare moments Enjoyable in the all but highest degree, enough to make me want to read of Warren s work, but they never shook my world.The final story, however a novella, really is something else entirely Sky is a gloriously messed up tale of [...]

    16. 4.5 stars 5 for Sky I read the first 3 short stories quickly, but stalled when I got to Sky because it was clearly novella length and I ve been a bit too scatty for longer works I picked it up when my attention was focused and started it Sky builds the horror slowly and with a creeping sense of dread Kaaron Warren takes us into the kind of horror Shirley Jackson used in the Lottery , where something horrific has become normalised to a community, and the story moves towards its final demonstrat [...]

    17. While I really loved the first three stories, I found the fourth tedious and skipped through, reading a paragraph here and there for the last half at least , to at least know how the plot panned out Give that the first three total no than 45 pages, this makes this book rather less than I had hoped Made me think of a Paul Haines story everyone seemed to love that I hated same characteristic, of really unredeemable yobbos being incredibly unpleasant, making the world a little less pleasant for ev [...]

    18. This collection is the first I ve read from Kaaron Warren, although not the first work of hers I ve heard, as I ve had the pleasure of attending two of her writer s talks Kaaron s won several awards for her writing and it s easy to see why Her stories are startling, assured and very well written About these stories I don t know what to say without giving the game away, but let s just say the major piece in thus collection, Sky , has left me very uncomfortable and unsettled Just the way I think K [...]

    19. A dark, affecting set of stories with a powerful sense of place, Warren s second collection of short fiction including the novella Sky portrays a sometimes haunted, sometimes Kafka esque Australia filled with the desperate and the lonely It s beautifully rendered in clean, sharp prose and viewed with a keen eye toward the conflicting motives of the human heart Warren might not be doing the Australian tourist board any favors, but she is raising the profile of Australian writing.

    20. The three supernatural short stories are very good Compare them to Shirley Jackson or S.K If you will The novella, Sky, is a strange one At first it feels like a short story that has overstayed its welcome and keeps mutating The narrator changes dramatically and it enters into other modes While it continues to produce compelling moments until the end, it overall feels rushed with mostly dialogue and questions left unanswered.

    21. Katharine is a judge for the Aurealis Awards This review is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team To be safe, I won t be recording my review here until after the AA are over.

    22. Reading Kaaron Warren I always feel like I m being sucked through a dream Beautiful and unsettling Like coming home, but on the wrong side of the mirror The unnerving sensation that having read these stories nothing will be the same again.Sits on the shelf next to Elizabeth Hand s latest collection.

    23. A fine quintet of stories, this collection is worth it alone for the award winning novella sky The master of unsettling human behaviour, waaron s prose takes you the edge of human darkness, before pulling away the safety net.

    24. What an amazing collection of stories Whimsical haunting out of this world, while still firmly grounded within it a truly memorable collection of three shorts and a surrealistic novella.Highly recommended.

    25. All stories have left their mark, however, Mountain and Road were, for me, the ones with biggest punches.

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