The Murders of Molly Southbourne
"A bold outpouring of flesh and crisis at once horrifying and familiar." —The New York Times Winner of the 2018 Nommo Award for Best Novella Every time she bleeds a murderer is born. Experience the horror of Tade Thompson's The Murders of Molly Southbourne. A finalist for the 2017 BSFA Award,... show more
"A bold outpouring of flesh and crisis at once horrifying and familiar." —The New York Times
Winner of the 2018 Nommo Award for Best Novella
Every time she bleeds a murderer is born. Experience the horror of Tade Thompson's The Murders of Molly Southbourne. A finalist for the 2017 BSFA Award, the 2017 Shirley Jackson Award.
The rule is simple: don’t bleed.
For as long as Molly Southbourne can remember, she’s been watching herself die. Whenever she bleeds, another molly is born, identical to her in every way and intent on her destruction.
Molly knows every way to kill herself, but she also knows that as long as she survives she’ll be hunted. No matter how well she follows the rules, eventually the mollys will find her. Can Molly find a way to stop the tide of blood, or will she meet her end at the hand of a girl who looks just like her?
Publish date: 2017-10-03
Publisher: TOR (U.S. Macmillan)
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
Molly Southbourne #1 FEATURING⇢ Creep-tastic & Weird AFWTF did I just read?First Half of A Complete StoryDuology (of Short Stories)Horror-if-icSort of Science Fiction &Sort of Fantasy LINK TO SYNOPSIS (TOR.COM'S WEBSITE) MY RATING⇢ 4 STARS | GRADE B+ MY THOUGHTS⇢ I got this free from tor.c...
This novella resonates far beyond its slight page count. A month later, I still find myself thinking about it. It’s a remarkable concept, narrated by a cool, sharp voice that keeps you at a distance, as emotionless as Molly herself has had to become in order to survive. ...and it's absolutely grippi...
This was a very quick read chronicling the life of Molly Southbourne. It reads like a whip fast memoir giving you snippets of her life in fast succession, some of them only a paragraph long. It would be easy to sit down and read this cover to cover (as is I read it in two sittings). The central idea...