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  1. says:

    first of all greg i lied to you i told you that the conch shell story the city of shells was my favorite because i felt put on the spot and distracted and that was the first one i thought of but my real favorite story is the one on the boated retirement community out to sea god i felt that one in my desiccated old heart saci really enjoyed this collection the stories all contain wavery bits of the surreal her style reminds me of kelly link

  2. says:

    Posted at Shelf InflictedSt Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves is an unusual collection of imaginative uirky moving unsettling and stylishly

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    Honestly I just can't read this any There were two stories left but I had to put it down Individually the stories in this volume are highly creative heartbreaking and imaginative but taken as a volume the sheer sim

  4. says:

    This collection of short stories was uite good I'm awful at writing reviews for short story collections mostly because I'm too lazy or forget

  5. says:

    I am very very jealous of Karen Russell She got to study creative writing at Columbia she made New York Magazine list of twenty five people to

  6. says:

    These stories are wonderfully creative beautifully written and make me very jealous of Karen Russell in general So why the low rating? Becaus

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    A pack of feral half wolf girls raised by nuns in a foster home a brother diving to find his little sister in a haunted cave a family

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    The only reason this isn't a 5 star is that I hate short stories Sorry but I do It just doesn't make sense to me either they're little bits of fluff that are uickly forgotten or they're involved and interesting and there is no reason for them to endThe stories in this book are an example of the latter case These stories are terrif

  9. says:

    355 My favourite stories were ZZ's Sleep Away Camp for Disordered Dreamers Haunting Olivia St Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

  10. says:

    First of all Karen Ru

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Agedies is sent to 'Sleepaway Camp for Disordered Dreamers' Cabin 1 Narcoleptics; Cabin 2 Insomniacs; Cabin 3 Somnambulists; a Minotaur leads his family on the trail out West and finally in the collection's poignant and hilarious title story fifteen girls raised by wolves are painst. This collection of short stories was uite good I m awful at writing reviews for short story collections mostly because I m too lazy or forgetful to jot down notes about the individual stories when I finish them so the entire collection sort of becomes jumbled up in my head These kind of fall into the George Saunders like style of writing weird slightly off kilter distortions of the real world but unlike some of the George Saunders esue writers out there is never the feeling that Karen Russell is trying to be weird for weird s sake I think some of this has to do with her really great use of voice for the characters and the development of the characters It would seem to me to be really easy when writing stories like this to get all caught up in the strange setting and then just hoping that the setting and plot will make for an interesting story In uite a few of the stories she writes really convincingly as a teenage boy actually so convincingly that about half way through the book I started to assume that most of the first person narrators would be boys until proven otherwise this is something that I don t think I normally do with stories written by women I know that Lit Crit 101 tells you not to but in this day and age especially with young writers damn her for being so much younger than me first person is usually a giant flag of hey this is sort of me the author airing myself out for you all to see but with enough of an ironical wink and nudge to put a little bit of fictional narrative distance between myself and the story Another aspect of the stories I found myself enjoying was the would sometimes border on being perverse or shocking but never actually cross the line This created a nice creepy undercurrent to some of the stories which would have been destroyed if she had allowed herself to write explicitly This also kind of helped add to the unknown that floats around us as children since many of the narrators are children where there are things that you have the feeling are not uite right or dirty but unable to really fill in the pieces does that make sense to anyone else but me Again this is a very good thing and her being a young writer it s nice to see that she just take the relatively easy way of being shocking because she can I m looking forward to reading her novel which sounds like it s an expansion on this collections first story uinze dias girls raised by wolves are painst. This collection of short stories was uite Cheating for the Chicken Man good I m awful at writing reviews for short story collections mostly because I m too lazy or forgetful to jot down notes about the individual stories when I finish them so the entire collection sort of becomes jumbled up in my head These kind of fall into the George Saunders like style of writing weird slightly off kilter distortions of the real world but unlike some of the George Saunders esue writers out there is never the feeling that Karen Russell is trying to be weird for weird s sake I think some of this has to do with her really The Last Runaway great use of voice for the characters and the development of the characters It would seem to me to be really easy when writing stories like this to On Tidy Endings get all caught up in the strange setting and then just hoping that the setting and plot will make for an interesting story In uite a few of the stories she writes really convincingly as a teenage boy actually so convincingly that about half way through the book I started to assume that most of the first person narrators would be boys until proven otherwise this is something that I don t think I normally do with stories written by women I know that Lit Crit 101 tells you not to but in this day and age especially with young writers damn her for being so much younger than me first person is usually a Flat World Navigation giant flag of hey this is sort of me the author airing myself out for you all to see but with enough of an ironical wink and nudge to put a little bit of fictional narrative distance between myself and the story Another aspect of the stories I found myself enjoying was the would sometimes border on being perverse or shocking but never actually cross the line This created a nice creepy undercurrent to some of the stories which would have been destroyed if she had allowed herself to write explicitly This also kind of helped add to the unknown that floats around us as children since many of the narrators are children where there are things that you have the feeling are not uite right or dirty but unable to really fill in the pieces does that make sense to anyone else but me Again this is a very A House of My Own Stories from My Life good thing and her being a young writer it s nice to see that she just take the relatively easy way of being shocking because she can I m looking forward to reading her novel which sounds like it s an expansion on this collections first story

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St Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves Stories

Akingly re civilised by nuns These ten extraordinary stories introduce an audacious new talent and a world in which weird and wonderful predicaments magically reveal the truth of our own lives This title presents a blazingly original voice a dazzling debut and a breathtaking discove. A pack of feral half wolf girls raised by nuns in a foster home a brother diving to find his little sister in a haunted cave a family of minotaurs moving westward two young girls living and growing up among alligators at an amusement park all this and awaits you in Karen Russell s debut collection of stories published when she was just 25I have a bit of a crush on Karen Russell Her stories are great she has the rare combination of both imagination and talent allowing her to creatively turn even the wildest ideas into entertaining and endearing stories with people or creatures that we can care about Her language flows briskly and easily with a careful balance between elegance and vernacular that I envy her a bit Most of the stories in this collection are set in Russel s native southern Florida its many swamps and islands along the coasts of the Everglades This is a setting which is naturally magical and full of the unexplored possibility of the tropical wilderness ideal for these uirky and off beat talesBut the collection good as it is is not without its flaws it is after all a debut and some rougher edges escaped the final polish Although each story features a different protagonist and most are narrated in the first person there is a lack of a different voice for each of them the absence of narrative distinction makes all character morph into one and sound like the author s vision of them The second biggest complaint which for many readers can be a dealbreaker are the non endings most of the stories in the collection simply end without a resolution in medias res It s particularly visible in stories such as Out to Sea which is one of the few that don t feature any surreal elements at all Out to Sea is the story of Sawtooth a grumpy old man slowly turning to rust in a Florida home for the elderly and Augie a much younger girl who visits him as a part of her court sentence and with whom he slowly became obsessed Sawtooth ignores that the girl obviously doesn t care for him steals his pills and only hangs around because she has a 50 hour sentence to serve In just a few pages we see an unlikely but moving transformation as for probably the first time in his life Sawtooth begins to feel something for another human being and we want to see what will happen and then it just ends without a real resolution or the characters learning anything I know that it s difficult to include any real polemic on the whole range of human emotions but come on Such a wasted opportunityI m happy to say that Karen s second collection Vampires in the Lemon Grove is a definite improvement and a brilliant volume full of self contained little gems And that s the one I d recommend I think that readers seeking imaginative and creative fiction should read Karen Russel She s great I m looking forward to reading her novel Swamplandia and eagerly await her future stories Fragonard Art and Eroticism girls raised by nuns in a foster home a brother diving to find his little sister in a haunted cave a family of minotaurs moving westward two young The Monarchs Are Missing growing up among alligators at an amusement park all this and awaits you in Karen Russell s debut collection of stories published when she was just 25I have a bit of a crush on Karen Russell Her stories are Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding good as it is is not without its flaws it is after all a debut and some rougher edges escaped the final polish Although each story features a different protagonist and most are narrated in the first person there is a lack of a different voice for each of them the absence of narrative distinction makes all character morph into one and sound like the author s vision of them The second biggest complaint which for many readers can be a dealbreaker are the non endings most of the stories in the collection simply end without a resolution in medias res It s particularly visible in stories such as Out to Sea which is one of the few that don t feature any surreal elements at all Out to Sea is the story of Sawtooth a Love is Blind grumpy old man slowly turning to rust in a Florida home for the elderly and Augie a much younger Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia girl who visits him as a part of her court sentence and with whom he slowly became obsessed Sawtooth ignores that the Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch girl obviously doesn t care for him steals his pills and only hangs around because she has a 50 hour sentence to serve In just a few pages we see an unlikely but moving transformation as for probably the first time in his life Sawtooth begins to feel something for another human being and we want to see what will happen and then it just ends without a real resolution or the characters learning anything I know that it s difficult to include any real polemic on the whole range of human emotions but come on Such a wasted opportunityI m happy to say that Karen s second collection Vampires in the Lemon Grove is a definite improvement and a brilliant volume full of self contained little Catching Fire great I m looking forward to reading her novel Swamplandia and eagerly await her future stories

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Charting loss love and the difficult art of growing up these stories unfurl with wicked humour and insight Two young boys make midnight trips to a boat graveyard in search of their dead sister who set sail in the exoskeleton of a giant crab; a boy whose dreams foretell implacable tr. first of all greg i lied to you i told you that the conch shell story the city of shells was my favorite because i felt put on the spot and distracted and that was the first one i thought of but my real favorite story is the one on the boated retirement community out to sea god i felt that one in my desiccated old heart saci really enjoyed this collection the stories all contain wavery bits of the surreal her style reminds me of kelly link than george saunders which comparison greggers made there is always something prickly about george saunders something almost aggressive and mocking these are dreamy and even the unpleasant parts feel safe like waking up could make the problems go away for the charactersthe only story i was not crazy about was the one with the minotaur from children s reminiscences of the westward migration in fact i mentioned this to greg and he said man i am so sick of minotaurs so authors take note greg is over the minotaurrussell is a very confident writer she doesn t take the easy way out but she also doesn t go for the unexpected scenes that arrive unsupported by the rest of the story and she sure does like the word limnthe collection is teasingly connected like millhauser s enchanted night all the stories take place in the same island community in the florida everglades where marvelous and magical things happen girls take ghost lovers or have werewolf parents boys spy on secret adult rituals at the ice skating rink complete with skating baboons or have vivid dreams of atrocities of the past characters will occasionally pop up in other stories but only in whispers or offhand remarks just to see if you are paying attentionshe has a real delicacy to her prose and even when her stories are unresolved frustratingly so i don t feel it is because she didn t know how to end it but that she chose her ambiguity with a shrug and a wink i am glad she is the current darling of the young literary scene i wish her the best and am very excited to see how her new full length piece compares to this thumbs up karen russell and great namecome to my blog