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Follow Me To Ground af Sue Rainsford
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Follow Me To Ground (udgave 2020)

af Sue Rainsford (Forfatter)

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Ada and her father, touched by the power to heal illness, live on the edge of a village where they help sick locals--or "Cures"--by cracking open their damaged bodies or temporarily burying them in the reviving, dangerous Ground nearby. Ada, a being both more and less than human, is mostly uninterested in the Cures, until she meets a man named Samson. When they strike up an affair, to the displeasure of her father and Samson's widowed, pregnant sister, Ada is torn between her old way of life and new possibilities with her lover--and eventually comes to a decision that will forever change Samson, the town, and the Ground itself. --Amazon.… (mere)
Medlem:AranelSedai
Titel:Follow Me To Ground
Forfattere:Sue Rainsford (Forfatter)
Info:Black Swan (2020), 208 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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Follow Me to Ground af Sue Rainsford

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Super strange. Not my taste genre wise, so I'm probably not the right reviewer for this book. But it was enjoyable in its own strange, slow-paced way. ( )
  jzacsh | Sep 9, 2020 |
Like a dark fairy tale, a very captivating grip. A short read, but a powerful one. ( )
  alphacarrotein | Apr 8, 2020 |
I can’t help but think that it would have taken a writer like Stephen King about 5-600 pages to tell this story. In that space, he may have fleshed out more details than Rainsford does, but probably would not have produced a stranger or more compelling read. There is little doubt that this novel is quite strange. By mixing in a mind-boggling array of literary elements (horror, mythology, allegory, metaphor, fairytale, and coming-of-age), Rainsford has created a dark and disturbing reading experience. She accomplishes this feat with utmost finesse by never overexplaining or providing clear answers. Her approach gives the novel a wonderfully eerie quality and an unsettling sense of tension and dread.

Hidden among all of the strangeness are some intriguing explorations of humanity and feminist theory. Being human means experiencing pain, needing connection, balancing desire with duty, becoming ill and eventually dying. Becoming a woman means experiencing first love, desire, nurturing, dismissal, and often pregnancy.

Ada is the creation of her father. Neither is human. She narrates the tale with a voice that reflects her unquestioning naiveté about what they do and their surroundings. The two practice an unusual form of healing. They cure ailments by literally opening their “cure’s” bodies, removing diseased organs and restoring them with strange potions. While the “cures” wait, they are buried in a patch of carefully prepared ground which also works a mysterious restoration on them. The time and place where all of this occurs is unspecified. We are told little about it. It is hot. There is a nearby lake made dangerous by its resident monster. Abundant clues suggest that the place is rural and isolated where the inhabitants lead simple lives. Cameos by several of the townsfolk provide bits of evidence that further embellish the story.

Rainsford drives her plot by introducing a troubled local young man named Samson. He arrives for a fairly minor cure but eventually awakens desire in Ada that resembles a teenage crush. Ada’s father and Samson’s sister both see this as a problem. Ada’s father thinks Samson as mentally ill and knows that his methods cannot cure him. Samson’s sister, Octavia, raises vague concerns that he may be a dangerous sexual predator. Driven by desire, Ada disregards these warnings and attempts to treat Samson using the only methods she knows.

FOLLOW ME TO GROUND is a gripping tale with unrelenting weirdness and horror. Despite copious chilling images, Rainsford’s writing can be quite lyrical. This short novel is probably not for everyone but will stimulate much contemplation and definitely will linger if one persists to the end. ( )
1 stem ozzer | Mar 1, 2020 |
What if you are a teenager, but not really a teenager. You have been alive for centuries and you and your father are healers. I’d almost classify them as witchdoctors. As a reader it was a struggle for me to read about characters with so little depth, but in this fantasy, Ada and her father are removed from many of the features of human personality. Ada is in love, but how does she deal with being in love with a human. I am too much of a realist to fully appreciate this book that to me almost seemed a horror story. But like all good books, it gave me a lot to think about as to choices we must all make in our lives. ( )
  brangwinn | Feb 8, 2020 |
So hard to put into words ... I was captivated by page 7 - intrigued, horrified, delighted, shocked - wondering what I was reading and if I wanted to keep going yet completely unable to stop reading. A very slim hardcover at just under 200 pages, I was a little disappointed at first to see the size, but there is more to chew on here than most other tomes twice the size. This novel packs a huge punch! Dreamy, nightmarish, poetic, brilliant, creepy, erotic, dark, bold ... hard to say I loved it because much of what it entails is off-putting, disgusting, taboo yet the languid way in which the story is told, the quality of color and texture, the sense of place (yet no place), the structure and tiny details, the p.o.v., the familiar/alien presented side by side and the uncertainty of many things makes me love it. I read it once, and pondered for a couple days, then read it again looking for things and connections I missed, then pondered some more. This tale makes you think, and I am certain my brain fell out along the way and is stewing in The Ground, putting all the pieces together. ( )
  seongeona | Feb 3, 2020 |
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Ada and her father, touched by the power to heal illness, live on the edge of a village where they help sick locals--or "Cures"--by cracking open their damaged bodies or temporarily burying them in the reviving, dangerous Ground nearby. Ada, a being both more and less than human, is mostly uninterested in the Cures, until she meets a man named Samson. When they strike up an affair, to the displeasure of her father and Samson's widowed, pregnant sister, Ada is torn between her old way of life and new possibilities with her lover--and eventually comes to a decision that will forever change Samson, the town, and the Ground itself. --Amazon.

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