Kirsty Logan's Things We Say in the Dark: surreal twists on modern fears

The Scottish writer’s short-story collection is made up of eccentric accounts of the supernatural, the dystopian and the outright horror-filled.

If ever there was a collection to disprove the idea that the short story is the literary form for an age of dwindling attention spans, this is it. Kirsty Logan’s new collection, Things We Say in the Dark, asks a lot of its readers. Its eccentric accounts of the supernatural, the dystopian and the outright horror-filled require an agile reader willing to dive deep into numerous, unthinkably strange worlds for just a few pages at a time, hardly coming up for air in between.

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source: New Statesman

2019-10-10 03:11
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