The Orange Eats Creeps
* National Book Foundation's '5 Under 35' Selection.* NPR Best Books of 2010: A Hidden Gem.* The Believer Book Award Finalist."The exhilaration of such a novel is nearly beyond calculation. If a new literature is at hand then it might as well begin here."Steve Erickson, from his Introduction"The... show more
* National Book Foundation's '5 Under 35' Selection.* NPR Best Books of 2010: A Hidden Gem.* The Believer Book Award Finalist."The exhilaration of such a novel is nearly beyond calculation. If a new literature is at hand then it might as well begin here."Steve Erickson, from his Introduction"The book feels written in a fever; it is breathless, scary and like nothing I've ever read before. Krilanovich's work will make you believe that new ways of storytelling are still emerging from the margins."NPR.org"Grace Krilanovich’s first book is a steamy cesspool of language that stews psychoneurosis and viscera into a horrific new organism the sort of muck in which Burroughs, Bataille, and Kathy Acker loved to writhe."The BelieverIt's the '90s Pacific Northwest refracted through a dark mirror, where meth and madness hash it out in the woods. . . . A band of hobo vampire junkies roam the blighted landscapetrashing supermarket breakrooms, praying to the altar of Poison Idea and GG Allin at basement rock shows, crashing senior center pancake breakfastslocked in the thrall of Robitussin trips and their own wild dreams.A girl with drug-induced ESP and an eerie connection to Patty Reed (a young member of the Donner Party who credited her survival to her relationship with a hidden wooden doll), searches for her disappeared foster sister along "The Highway That Eats People," stalked by a conflation of Twin Peaks' "Bob" and the Green River Killer, known as Dactyl.With a scathing voice and penetrating delivery, Grace Krilanovich's The Orange Eats Creeps is one of the most ferocious debut novels in memory.Grace Krilanovich has been a MacDowell colony fellow and a finalist for the Starcherone Prize.
Publish date: September 7th 2010
Publisher: Two Dollar Radio
Pages no: 172
Edition language: English
The author is an amazing writer. In a poetic sense she skribbles some wonderful lines. I enjoy her writting style in which kept me reading.On the other hand im saying what is going on. The plot is not really there. A gang of children with one of those kids telling the story of her life as a teenager...
Comment, not review: I'm not sure I'm liking this early on and I've kinda run out of steam but the language is intense, hypnotic, hallucinatory, disjointed. Imagine Burroughs in his most addicted time now writing as a meth addicted teenage girl runaway and you start to get the shape. I stalled on re...
This book had some wonderfully hallucinatory prose, but ultimately it felt quite repetititive to me. I live in the Pacific Northwest, and I work in an independent bookstore, so I know that vampires are all the rage out here in this dark and damp environment. But this tale just didn't have enough of ...