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Review: Lauren Beukes - "The Shining Girls"

On Monday, I was sitting outside of Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg when I closed the back cover of The Shining Girls and exhaled with the kind of satisfaction and relief only experienced when a derailed train comes to a grinding halt and all the saucer-eyed passengers realise they’re alright. 328 more words

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Cole reblogged this on words~pictures~music and commented:

I read and reviewed Lauren Beukes' "The Shining Girls" on my book review blog, but it's stuck with me all week, so I'm reblogging here. READ THIS BOOK - it's awesome. I'm starting "Broken Monsters" soon and will have an update about that one too. Watch this space!

Flowers for Lobelia: Chapter Three – Scene 4

 Deep down Louisiana close to New Orleans,
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens…
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood,

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Flowers for Lobelia: Chapter Three – Scene 3

One thing led to another and the boys finally got around to telling us what we were here for. Joel said they’d found something strange up on one of the dry beds out there. 1,015 more words

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Review: Lauren Beukes - "The Shining Girls"

On Monday, I was sitting outside of Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg when I closed the back cover of The Shining Girls and exhaled with the kind of satisfaction and relief only experienced when a derailed train comes to a grinding halt and all the saucer-eyed passengers realise they’re alright. 328 more words

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Flowers for Lobelia: Chapter Three – Scene 2

Painting Cajun Sunset by Aaron Freeman

The boy was still in the trunk of the red truck, out like a light. The bottle of chloroform had done the trick.

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Flowers for Lobelia: Chapter Three – Scene 1

He wasn’t talking yet, just driving out and away from the city. Sometimes Caleb could be an ornery cuss when he wanted to be. But I did as he asked, kept quiet let him finish his little charade, allowed him to take me to wherever it was that he would finally unload on me, tell me his thoughts plainly and without emendation. 1,219 more words

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The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler

 The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler

I’ve written here before about my love of pulpy, gritty noir fiction. There’s Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op… 457 more words

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