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Truly weird and wonderful but what makes these stories work so well is that they are based on reality a woman falls in love with her husband because his buttons are done up wrongly a bitter old woman tries to trick a tramp a man frees eels from an. 35

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Nicola Barker conjures up a fantastical world where an unborn baby escapes an unsuitable mother through a belly button zip a disgruntled job applicant steals his interviewer's garden pond and a new father feeds his hand to an owl Her imagination is. I do so love Nicola Barker but this short story collection is pretty variable Are there any short story collections which

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East End pie shop a bride throws a tantrum on her wedding day This collection brings to life a world which simmers just below the surface of the imagination proving again that Nicola Barker is one of the most original young writers of her generati. There s a real peculiar sensibility to these stories Nicola is effective in creating a substantial glimpse into the lives


6 thoughts on “Heading Inland

  1. says:

    I do so love Nicola Barker but this short story collection is pretty variable Are there any short story collections which aren't variable? Some stronger pieces at the end of the book just scrape this into 4 star territory But despit

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    There's a real peculiar sensibility to these stories Nicola is effective in creating a substantial glimpse into the lives of these strange beings and though we cannot see what happens to them ten or twenty years from that point there's a bit of a defining sense of the moments she brings us In general I prefer stories that sort of knock you over the head especially at the ending like Flannery O'Connor's short st

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    #1The foetus snorted in a derisory fashion 'Revolutionaries' he said 'don't wear baby clothes Steal me a gun though and I'll fire it through your spleen'#2'I tell you what' Jeanie offered 'all in one lace bodysuit right? Stretchy stuff No bra No knickers It'll hold you in an' everything' Jeanie held up the prospective item#4Wesley

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    I don't know This was very average for me which it shouldn't have been when you consider the peculiar and often dark themes of the stories I think the problem was the execution rather than the ideas the writing style was very blah in comparison to the uniue plot points Additionally the least interesting stories were often the long

  6. says:

    Brilliant I didn't realise that she had written about Wesley before Behindlings and that some of the key past incidents referred to in the novel are covered in these short stories Makes me want to read Behindlings again