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Shadow Dance (Virago Modern Classics) - Angela Carter
Shadow Dance (Virago Modern Classics)
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The scar drew her whole face sideways and even in profile, with the hideous thing turned away, her face was horribly lop-sided, skin, features and all, dragged away from the bone. She was a beautiful girl, a white and golden girl, like moonlight on daisies, a month ago.' And yet the men still... show more
The scar drew her whole face sideways and even in profile, with the hideous thing turned away, her face was horribly lop-sided, skin, features and all, dragged away from the bone. She was a beautiful girl, a white and golden girl, like moonlight on daisies, a month ago.' And yet the men still hover around her, more out of curiosity than lust, and none more so than the wildly seductive, dangerous funny man, Honeybuzzard; lithe as a stick of liquorice, he is the demonic puppet master at the swirling centre of the tale. 'In a modern day horror story gleaming with perfect 1960's detail, she performs a double act, conjuring up just the right amount of unease and perversion beneath the idiosyncratic business of relatively ordinary lives' THE TIMES
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781860490415 (1860490417)
ASIN: 1860490417
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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michaelhartford
michaelhartford rated it
4.0 Honeybuzzard
That Honeybuzzard, the title character of Angela Carter’s first novel, imagines himself partaking of Lewis Carroll’s Queen of Hearts’ favorite pastime, is surely no accident. Honeybuzzard is a wild ride through a grotesque wonderland where the sordid and mundane glow with a menacing otherworldliness...
kerry
kerry rated it
Not her best, but it definitely deserves some credit. Angela Carter's brings to life characters that are both monstrous and woeful, you can't help but recoil with distaste at the unfolding story.It's a quick flowing read that is worth picking up for Carter's brilliant writing style.
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