Soft From All The Blood: 7 Surreal Tales of Terror
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An intense collection of hardcore horror, chock full of murderous children, lost souls, deranged fairy tales, and punk-rock ghosts. A lot of real life horror stuff here — addiction, suicide, terrorism — all twisted up into perfectly wrapped horrific gifts. My favorites were Liquid Handcuffs and Lady of the Flies.
The content is well-balanced and fun to read! I like that!
Kevin L. Christa Carmen has a unique and strong voice that shines through in each story. I can easily see myself reading these stories again and again. Carmen handles it with the assured touch of a seasoned storyteller. I love closing the year challenge with a 5 star Book! No doubt an important new voice in the genre.
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These stories present female characters who have no interest in waiting for a man to come fix a problem that they can handle just as well Carmen, though a relative newbie to the world of horror, has some chops. She obviously has talent. I loved the variety of horror It was so raw and gritty So gruesome!! I want to have a conversation with her. The words and the sentences that come out of her mouth are just pure dark poetry I found myself getting lost in the prose and I really feel it helps this collection stand out from others I have read.
A solid collection through and through! Here is a collection filled with horror, suspense, murder, addiction, want, sinister ideas Carmen's writing is ripe with vivid and visceral detail. You find yourself hearing and smelling as well as seeing the horror that unfolds across thirteen chilling tales. Christa Carmen is definitely not afraid to take a story all the way. This collection is one of my favorites of , and I cannot wait to read more from Carmen. Overall, it is a heartfelt, dark, striking, and original collection. Buy this book and tell your friends to read it! New Goodreads reader reviews!
I look forward to more compelling stories from this author. I enjoyed seeing characters from early stories mentioned in later ones Click here to find out hint: a pig woman in a red dress makes an appearance! William C. Carmen has successfully made her way onto my radar. Christa's writing style has got me hooked!
I loved every story in this collection I even loved reading the acknowledgements. Highly recommend it, especially to set that October mood! Can we maintain sanity? This author is one to watch. The Ladies of Horror Fiction have created a directory of female authors in horror. Diffidence was not in his vocabulary.
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And many art critics believe that he peaked artistically in his 20s and 30s, then gave himself over to exhibitionism and greed. He died in at age I have had to work very hard to make it clear how serious he really was. Now Americans will have a fresh opportunity to make up their own minds. But while that makes good artistic sense, it neglects a vital aspect of the artist. Although she stopped working in the family business after marriage, she would amuse her young son by molding wax figurines out of colored candles, and she encouraged his creativity.
Dreamy, imaginative, spoiled and self-centered, the young Salvador was used to getting his own way. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since. Grasshoppers frightened him so much that other children threw them at him to delight in his terror. I swore to myself that I would snatch my mother from death and destiny with the swords of light that some day would savagely gleam around my glorious name! Three years later, he was admitted to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid but, once there, felt there was more to learn about the latest currents in Paris from French art magazines than from his teachers, whom he believed were out of touch.
On a brief excursion to Paris with his father in , he called on his idol, Pablo Picasso. I know this subject much too well. They were trying to apply the new, psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud to painting and writing. The minute film, as incoherent as adream, riveted—and appalled—audiences with its overt sexualand graphic imagery. The affair proceeded slowly. The couple would marry in In addition to Freudian imagery—staircases, keys, dripping candles—he also used a host of his own symbols, which had special, usually sexual, significance to him alone: the grasshoppers that once tormented him, ants, crutches, and a William Tell who approaches his son not with a bow and arrow but a pair of scissors.
He took these commissions seriously. In , he was so enraged when his Bonwit Teller window display in Manhattan was changed that he shoved a bathtub in it so hard that both he and the tub crashed through the window. RegisHotel in New York City. As he had once been in thrall to Freud, he now became obsessed with the splitting of the atom and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Werner Karl Heisenberg, leader of the German scientists who failed to develop an atomic bomb.
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His work during these years was often self-indulgent. He posed Gala too many times, for instance, as an unlikely Virgin Mary and painted enormous canvases with historical and religious scenes that look overblown today. Yet this new religious imagery often pulsed with power. His stunts, too, were self-indulgent, though some were quite funny. In he showed up for a lecture in Paris in a Rolls Royce stuffed with cauliflower. Attended by a doctor, a nurse and Gala, he signed books while wired to a machine that recorded his brain waves and blood pressure.
A copy of this data was then presented to the purchaser. He flaunted it all right. Regis, then spent hours discussing art and encouraging his young guest. He invited her in. Hundreds of thousands of visitors still tour the museum each year.
His fear that Gala might abandon him almost certainly contributed to his depression and decline in health. His incessant use of a call button caused a short circuit that set off a fire in his bed and burned his leg. For the most part, posthumous critical judgment has been harsh.
There were masterpieces in his later work, perhaps not as good as the early masterpieces, but masterpieces nevertheless. Continue or Give a Gift.