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Caitlín R. Kiernan

Forfatter af The Drowning Girl

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(eng) Kiernan is gender fluid and uses they/them pronouns.

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Værker af Caitlín R. Kiernan

The Drowning Girl (2012) 690 eksemplarer
The Red Tree (2009) 624 eksemplarer
Silk (1998) 611 eksemplarer
Threshold (2007) 561 eksemplarer
Agents of Dreamland (2017) 370 eksemplarer
Daughter Of Hounds (2007) 361 eksemplarer
Low Red Moon (2003) 344 eksemplarer
Murder of Angels (2004) 335 eksemplarer
Alabaster (2006) 192 eksemplarer
Blood Oranges (2013) 186 eksemplarer
Tales of Pain and Wonder (2000) 170 eksemplarer
Beowulf (2007) 161 eksemplarer
The Ape's Wife and Other Stories (2013) 152 eksemplarer
The Very Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan (2019) 136 eksemplarer
The Ammonite Violin & Others (2010) 131 eksemplarer
Black Helicopters {Expanded} (2018) 129 eksemplarer
To Charles Fort, with Love (2005) 117 eksemplarer
The Dry Salvages (2004) 102 eksemplarer
A Is for Alien (1605) 98 eksemplarer
Alabaster: Wolves (2013) 93 eksemplarer
Wrong Things (1800) 93 eksemplarer
The Five of Cups (2003) 78 eksemplarer
Houses Under the Sea (2018) 73 eksemplarer
The Tindalos Asset (2020) 72 eksemplarer
Dear Sweet Filthy World (2017) 71 eksemplarer
In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers (2002) 68 eksemplarer
The Dinosaur Tourist (2018) 63 eksemplarer
Candles for Elizabeth (1998) 61 eksemplarer
Red Delicious (2014) 60 eksemplarer
From Weird and Distant Shores (2002) 56 eksemplarer
Alabaster: Pale Horse (2014) 50 eksemplarer
Tales from the Woeful Platypus (2007) 45 eksemplarer
Comes a Pale Rider (2020) 39 eksemplarer
Vile Affections (2021) 37 eksemplarer
Cherry Bomb (2015) 34 eksemplarer
Alabaster, Volume 2: Grimmer Tales (2014) 32 eksemplarer
Black Helicopters {Original} (2018) 31 eksemplarer
Vertigo: Winter's Edge #3 (2000) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Frog Toes and Tentacles (2005) 25 eksemplarer
The Yellow Book 21 eksemplarer
Nightmare's Realm: New Tales of the Weird and Fantastic (2016) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Into the Dreamlands (2007) 15 eksemplarer
False/Starts II 14 eksemplarer
Mercury (2004) 14 eksemplarer
The Variegated Alphabet (2021) 11 eksemplarer
Waycross (2003) 11 eksemplarer
Alabaster Wolves #2 (2012) 11 eksemplarer
The Sandman Presents: Bast #1 (2003) 10 eksemplarer
Alabaster Wolves #1 (2012) 10 eksemplarer
Refugees 9 eksemplarer
The Sandman Presents: Bast #2 (2003) 9 eksemplarer
The Girl Who Would Be Death #1 (1998) 8 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #19 (1997) 8 eksemplarer
Highway 97 (2006) 8 eksemplarer
The Sandman Presents: Bast (2003) 8 eksemplarer
The Sandman Presents: Bast #3 (2003) 7 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #17 (1997) 6 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #39 (1999) 6 eksemplarer
The Girl Who Would Be Death #1-4 (2005) 6 eksemplarer
Alabaster Wolves #5 (2012) 6 eksemplarer
The Sea Troll's Daughter (2010) 6 eksemplarer
Alabaster Wolves #4 (2012) 6 eksemplarer
Alabaster Wolves #3 (2012) 6 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #58 (2001) 5 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #22 (1998) 5 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #28 (1998) 5 eksemplarer
False Starts 5 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #27 (1998) 5 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #31 (1998) 5 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #30 (1998) 5 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #56 (2001) 5 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #23 (1998) 5 eksemplarer
Sanderlings 5 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #18 (1997) 5 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #24 (1998) 5 eksemplarer
B is for Beginnings (2009) 5 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #26 (1998) 5 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #41 (1999) 4 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #40 (1999) 4 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #50 (2000) 4 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #47 (2000) 4 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #34 (1999) 4 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #33 (1999) 4 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #59 (2001) 4 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #60 (2001) 4 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #42 (1999) 4 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #43 (1999) 4 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #57 (2001) 4 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #45 (2000) 4 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #35 (1999) 4 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #44 (2000) 4 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #49 (2000) 4 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #53 (2000) 4 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #38 (1999) 4 eksemplarer
Dark Horse Presents [2011] #22 (2013) — Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer
Tidal Forces 3 eksemplarer
The Belated Burial 3 eksemplarer
The Black Alphabet (A Primer) (2007) 3 eksemplarer
Persephone 3 eksemplarer
As Red As Red 3 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #51 (2000) 3 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #52 (2000) 3 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #36 (1999) 3 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #54 (2000) 3 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #37 (1999) 3 eksemplarer
La Peau Verte 3 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #48 (2000) 3 eksemplarer
The Pearl Diver 2 eksemplarer
The Maltese Unicorn 2 eksemplarer
La Fille qui se noie (2023) 2 eksemplarer
Goggles (c. 1910) 2 eksemplarer
The Drowned Geologist 2 eksemplarer
Giants in the Earth 2 eksemplarer
Galápagos 2 eksemplarer
Study for "Estate" 2 eksemplarer
The Dreaming #46 (2000) 2 eksemplarer
The Bone's Prayer 2 eksemplarer
Escape Artist 2 eksemplarer
Ode To Katan Amano 2 eksemplarer
Onion 2 eksemplarer
Bast: Eternity Game 2 eksemplarer
The Well of Stars and Shadow (2003) 2 eksemplarer
STUDY FOR "ESTATE" 1 eksemplar
False Starts 1 eksemplar
The King of Birds 1 eksemplar
On The Reef 1 eksemplar
Sirenia digest 1 eksemplar
Souvenirs 2 (1999) 1 eksemplar
Bainbridge 1 eksemplar
Standing Water 1 eksemplar
In The Water Works 1 eksemplar
Pony 1 eksemplar
Bela's Plot 1 eksemplar
Estate 1 eksemplar
Ode to Edvard Munch 1 eksemplar

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A cryptic, horrific slice of sci fi horror. So, so good.
 
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Amateria66 | 3 andre anmeldelser | May 24, 2024 |
Fascinating writer, fascinating (with flaws) book.

I came upon Caitlín R. Kiernan when asking for some non-male voices in weird lit; and came upon this book at my local indie bookstore.

I essentially bought it on the name of the author alone, which may have been a mistake... this book is the second in a series, and although none of that is made explicit in the narrative, it does feel like I'm in the middle of a party that's already halfway started.

The narrative jumps across wide swaths of time, from the 60's to some 150 years in the future, and usually a different character each time as well. There may or may not be a struggle between two forces, over either twin sisters or something that those sisters represent. The sisters and a doctor who has some control over them are referred to in most of the vignettes, but usually obliquely.

This means that the actual conflict and dramatic intent of the scenes is always elsewhere than in the scene itself. This can be done to really compelling effect, but it misses the mark here, because it feels as though either I should already know the stakes involved, or that obscuring those details is somehow enhancing the mystery.

The climactic end of the book, and it's denouement, both suffer from this lack of information. I think I know what happened, but I couldn't tell you why it was important, or why all of these shadowy forces seemed to care.

There are also a lot of pop culture and literary references, which don't feel like they add to the story so much as wink at the audience... and an overarching chess motif which again doesn't feel like it adds to the story so much as adopts a genre convention of opposing forces referring to chess. It's even weakened by the characters themselves using it; moments like that drop me out since it feels like no one would refer to 'taking someone's knight' with a straight face, unless we're in a melodramatic genre mode, and we're not. We're in a gritty semi-realistic weird lit mode.

My first impression was that this might be a symptom of an author being just a bit too clever. Leaning on not giving information as a way of making the puzzle difficult, and references to tickle the dopamine part of our brain that enjoys making correlations. Not giving information to the reader doesn't inherently make it more interesting, especially when the characters have the information and we don't. It's a fine line between compelling us to want to figure it out and just frustrating us with too few pieces to be able to intuit the whole... and this book feels like it teeters towards that second result.

After reading it, I read other reviews to see if anyone else was experiencing something similar, and it does seem like I'm not alone here. However, the fans of Caitlín and her work make a good case for a continual re-reading of the text, suggesting that there are more answers to be found in the hints and references. This might be true... and I'm willing to keep reading more of her work and coming back to this.

I will also say that Caitlín can definitely write. The character voices are all distinct and the prose wonderfully reflects the voice and tone of the characters. There are descriptions and scenes that stick with me even now. In that respect, as an introduction to her work and answering the question about reading more, it's done it's job. I'll be reading more of Caitlín in the future, despite my somewhat lacking opinion of this book!


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JasonMehmel | 6 andre anmeldelser | Feb 9, 2024 |
Kiernan is one of those writers who, like Gene Wolfe or CJ Cherryh, affects my thinking process. The syntax structure and delivery of words is just... off... kilter... enough that I have to stop myself and review just what the heck is going on. I love it when a writer can make me do that.

This is the first published Kiernan novel but not the first one I have read. As an early work, it's not quite up to the weirdness of The Tindalos Asset trilogy or the brilliance of The Drowning Girl. Thematically, it is not really much like those works either. I would say it falls closer to The Red Tree in that respect. Regardless, there is more here than merely a glimmer of what is to come later in Kiernan's career. They are a writer that deserves every accolade, in my opinion.… (mere)
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ScoLgo | 13 andre anmeldelser | Jan 9, 2024 |
This was great. I could read books made from each of the stories/chapters/times of this collection and still want more.

It's hard to explain though.
 
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rabbit-stew | 17 andre anmeldelser | Dec 31, 2023 |

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