Tagged: Cracklescape

Cracklescape is a collection of four short stories by Margo Lanagan. I have no idea what the stories are about but they make for great reading. They hint at things, and the unknown, but they don’t have to hunt after the answer to any of the questions they raise, it is enough for them to make you wonder.
I think of them all my favourite was Bajazzle. I loved the Sheela-na-gig reference, and the idea of the Sheelas was just great, although really want to know more about them. And Don, urgh, he was such a dick but at the same time I liked reading about him. His inability to appreciate what he had, his uncomfortableness with other people’s needs. And of course, the icky sex.

Significant Dust by

Vanessa works in a roadhouse in an isolated part of Australia. When we first meet her we don’t know why exactly she’s out there, she says...

Bajazzle by

Okay, do you remember when I “reviewed” The Isles of the sun and I said that I’d love to hear other people’s thoughts on it? Well...

The isles of the sun by

one of the stories in Cracklescape One evening when all the other children have gone home for their dinners Elric sees something. Someones. He calls them...

The Duchess Dresser by

one of the stories in Cracklescape Tanner found an abandoned dresser on the street, thought it would be an addition to his room, and so took...