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In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers By Caitlín R. Kiernan ✩ – An exclusive profusely illustrated hardcover novella related to Caitlín's harrowing new novel Threshold Late one night on a lonely south Georgia highway a very strange car picks up an even stranger h An exclusive profusely illustrated Garden of PDF/EPUB ç hardcover novella related to Caitlín's harrowing new novel Threshold Late one night on a lonely south Georgia highway a very strange car picks up an even stranger hitchhiker and the fates of all concerned become inextricably intertwined Meet Dancy Flammarion an orphaned albino girl who talks to angels and is intent on ridding the world of monsters But what happens when one of the monsters decides to use her In the MOBI :º for his own dark ends In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers is award winning fantasist Caitlín R Kiernan's first ever novella giving us a glimpse into the life of Dancy Flammarion shortly before her appearance in Kiernan's critically acclaimed second novel Threshold This gritty yet decadent story of ghouls corruption and talking bears draws us deeply into a world of madness and betrayal forbidden appetites and deadly intrigue and the light that shines from the Garden of PDF ✓ the most unlikely of heroes In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers will include a full color dustjacket and ten black and white interior illustrations by Dame Darcy.

  • Hardcover
  • 85 pages
  • In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • 14 February 2014
  • 9781931081481

About the Author: Caitlín R. Kiernan

Caitlín Rebekah Kiernan born Garden of PDF/EPUB ç May is the author of science fiction and dark fantasy works including ten novels; many comic books; and than two hundred published short stories novellas and vignettes She is also the author of scientific papers in the field of paleontologyfrom Wikipedia.

10 thoughts on “In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers

  1. Mark Tallen Mark Tallen says:

    As usual excellent prose by Kiernan A good story but not one of my favourite Kiernan tales

  2. Althea Ann Althea Ann says:

    A short piece in the paranormal action vein A mysterious albino hitchhiker Dancy Flammarion who claims to speak to an angel is picked up by a sinister trio who may be vampires and taken to an old house tenanted by what may be a coven of cannibal witches It feels like the opening of a novel and indeed is a preuel to Kiernan's novel 'Threshold' and I suppose 'Low Red Moon' which I haven't yet read

  3. Ralph Carlson Ralph Carlson says:

    While she is sometimes hard to read I always like her work

  4. Robert Beveridge Robert Beveridge says:

    Caitlin R Kiernan In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers Subterranean 2002This novella may be slight but that's not the only reason it was a one day read for me Kiernan perhaps the premier stylist in gothic literature she eschews the term horror and in truth her work does often seem to head into the dark fantasy realm today is uite simply a fine writer on top of it allIn the Garden of Poisonous Flowers is a preuel to Kiernan's novel Threshold introducing the albino Dancy Flammarion who does such things as talk to angels and stuffed bears who talk back of course and kill monsters Fate destiny or whatever you'd like to call it has Dancy hooking up with a carload of very strange folks on their way to Savannah to take in a meeting with a rather odd group of Southern belles who give a whole new meaning to the term ladies' auxiliary A strange boy with a bottle fits into the tale as well but readers are advised that how it is exactly he fits will not be revealed under later in Dancy's careerI get the feeling Kiernan is one of those writers you either love or hate Her stories are for the most part style over substance; there's meat on the bones but it tends to be somewhat lean and smell slightly of mange Like the majority of modern horror writers who work in multiple volume tales thank you Stephen King for this annoying trend when you find yourself finishing this tale you'll probably end up with uestions than you had when you started Answer a few and end up with a whole lot by reading Threshold Then we'll talk So in other words what you have with In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers and in my experience the majority of Kiernan's tales is a slice of what amounts to a very weird and otherworldly life It's taking the hyperrealism of say Joyce Carol Oates' early work and dropping it wholesale onto a dark alternate universe I can understand how it would jar What makes Kiernan worth your time though is the beauty of the language how the words come together to paint the pictures in your head That's what this book is all about in the endIt didn't do as much for me as did Candles for Elizabeth or her contribution to Wrong Things but it's still a pretty fine piece of work

  5. Adam Lowe Adam Lowe says:

    Somewhere between sensuality and horror lurks the Gothic prose of Kiernan It's definitely on the purple side and often breaks the rules of grammar and syntax but it holds together like an enchantmentThe novella is the perfect length for Kiernan she can dazzle and swoop whilst developing her characters and plots than in her shorts and yet without tiring herself or usAs always plot progresses at a languorous pace and is hinted at rather than stated Conflict is subtle and menacing arising as a result of dialogue and social interaction in most cases I'm reminded in the specificity and tension of the dialogue of Pulp Fiction even though the comparison seems absurd The actual supernatural element whilst omnipresent is understated I think this works very well The menace is low level but seething All through the novella you can sense something is going on and it's only hinted at in most placesThis is definitely one to read and one of Kiernan's best works yet

  6. Seizure Romero Seizure Romero says:

    They're not real monsters she says They're nothing but witches and perverts and cannibals They're all crazy but they're not real monsters at allSo saith Dancy Flammarion albino monster killer she's the albino not the monsters Killing only albino monsters would be silly She's talking to whowhat apparently is the real monster and that is about all that's clear in this story But since I liked the writing and I'm interested in knowing about the characters I'll say that the book has a dreamlike uality rather than it lacked definition and annoyed the crap out of me At only 85 pages several of which are illustrated or the blank verso of the illustrated page it was a uick read while getting my oil changed A longer book might not have been as tolerable Ms Flammarion appears in Threshold and I'm considering giving it a shot We'll see

  7. Deez Deez says:

    This book comes in uite a package it's illustrated by Dame Darcy and her art perfectly matches the dark and sometimes disturbing writing of Caitlin R Kiernan who is a trans lesbian paleontologist kinda goth horror writer The novel is a uick read with all the pretty pictures and pretty words you are done before you know it I kind of felt like I wanted but I guess I just had to take what these ladies gave me and like it

  8. Ungelic_is_us Ungelic_is_us says:

    This is a uick read and rather typical of Kiernan in its intense horror lesbian themes and the definite sense that you the reader are encountering vast and complex forces and stories that you and the characters barely comprehend I'm not uite sure I followed all of the action It did make me want to re read Daughter of Hounds and Kiernan's related works Probably only the Kiernan completist would really need to read this

  9. Bronwyn Bronwyn says:

    What am I missing here? Vague nebulous plot lines a huge disregard for proper grammar and syntax and unlikeable characters The only redeeming factor was the artwork by Dame Darcy

  10. David David says:

    This is a preuel to Threshold You will want to read that first

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