Wednesday 2 February 2011

WIP Wednesday - There's an Ego-Sized Hole in my Ceiling

A couple of lines from my current WIP - With Ghost Butterflies in her Hair.

"Since the accident, the world as seen through her glasses appeared cockeyed. Aunt Jane said the world always looked that way to her and not to fuss..."

Which leads me into news of a delightful review of 'Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits' by Sheila M. Merritt over at Hellnotes.

Reading Cate Gardner’s short stories is like watching The Twilight Zone hosted by Franz Kafka, with adaptations by Lewis Carroll. This isn’t run of the mill writing. In the collection Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits and Other Curious Things, Gardner’s highly unusual fiction is displayed in all its bizarre glory. Calling her work odd is an understatement; it doesn’t do justice to her great imagination.  Read the rest of the review here.

Kate Shaw also reviewed Strange Men over at Skunk Cat Book Reviews.

Once I did pick it up, though, I devoured it utterly. The stories are quick-paced, varied, and full of the mischievous and odd characters that people Gardner's writing and make it so unique.

Thanks so much Kate (and Sheila).

Okay back to the sarcophagus and its concealed secrets.


Aaron Polson said...

Sweet reviews, Cate. I'd seen Skunk Cat's earlier. A Franz Kafka reference, even...

K.C. Shaw said...

Ooh, sarcophagus and concealed secrets! That phrase just gave me shivers. :)

Josh Reynolds said...

Nice. Very nice. Congratulations!

Simon said...

Congratulations, Cate, and very, *very* well-deserved. Remember the rest of us when you're living in a mansion having your toenails buffed by Colin Firth. :D

Michael Stone said...

Yay! More deserved good reviews.

Kara McElhinny said...

Nice Reviews... I agree with the first one, wholly. I love your stories and enjoy the trip they take me on :)

Danielle Birch said...

Great reviews, and oh so true.

Cate Gardner said...

I know, Aaron.

It's a sad tale, Kate

Thanks, Josh

Gross. Feet make me shudder, Simon.

:D Mike

Thanks, Kara

:D Danielle

Katey said...

like watching The Twilight Zone hosted by Franz Kafka, with adaptations by Lewis Carroll.
Best description ever!

I actually just left a review of it at GoodReads too, since I managed to get it off Adu for long enough to finish it. She demurred when we tried to get a picture of her in the act, but we got her to pose with it all the same :D

Cate Gardner said...

I saw, I saw, Katey. Thank you so much.