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Moscow but dreaming

by E Sedia

  Book : Fiction

It's hard to tell whether the darkness comes from reality or the old tales    (2012-12-16)

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It takes a certain mind to see the stories behind the items and people one passes every day. The seas of the moon. The pattern of the holes in an electric iron. A sock puppet in a counselor's bag. Each of these items and more, when brushed by a touch of magical realism and the mind of Ekaterina Sedia, becomes a tale in her first short story collection Moscow but Dreaming.

<div class="separator" style="text-align: left; clear: both;">This isn't a collection to be read in marathon sessions. Doing so would lessen the uniqueness of each story. These should be savored for their individuality, not seen as simply the next story in a book. Each story of Moscow but Dreaming deserves to be examined and contemplated on its own. To do less would be a disservice to the author and the amazing worlds she creates.</div> <div class="separator" style="text-align: left; clear: both;">
</div> <div class="separator" style="text-align: left; clear: both;">Highs: In each story, the reader feels the darkness behind the great fairy tales peeking around the edges, waiting patiently for its chance to come out.</div> <div class="separator" style="text-align: left; clear: both;">
</div> <div class="separator" style="text-align: left; clear: both;">Lows: Because each story is so rich, the volume as a whole seems rather daunting.</div> <div class="separator" style="text-align: left; clear: both;">
</div> <div class="separator" style="text-align: left; clear: both;">Verdict: A perfect book for the reader who rarely has time to sit down for long, as each story will rattle around in back of his mind for days.</div> <div class="separator" style="text-align: left; clear: both;">
</div> <div class="separator" style="text-align: left; clear: both;">Further Reading: The Midnight Palace, 'Clockwork Chickadee'</div> <div class="separator" style="text-align: left; clear: both;"></div> <div class="separator" style="text-align: left; clear: both;">For a more in-depth review, as well as reviews of hundreds of other books, please check out GeekLitEtc.com</div>




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