Monstrous Creatures

Monstrous Creatures An entertaining, eclectic chronicle of modern fantastical fiction, Monstrous Creatures delivers incisive commentary, reviews, and essays pertaining to permutations of the monstrous, whether it s other people s monsters, personal monsters, or monstrous thoughts A two time winner of the World Fantasy Award, Jeff VanderMeer is one of speculative fiction s foremost voices For the past 20 years, he has not only written weird literary fiction translated into 20 languages, but written about it extensively, influencing the way people think about fantasy through reviews in major papers like The Washington Post and The New York Times, as well as through interviews, thoughtful essays, blog posts, teaching, and guest speaking Monstrous Creatures, a follow up to his 2004 nonfiction collection Why Should I Cut Your Throat , collects all of his major nonfiction from the past five years, including such controversial pieces as The Romantic Underground, The Triumph of the Good, and The Language of Defeat Interviews with writers like Margo Lanagan and China Mieville are an added bonus, creating a dialogue with VanderMeer s own interpretations of the monstrous in the fantastical. Free Read Monstrous Creatures by Jeff VanderMeer For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Paperback
  • 252 pages
  • Monstrous Creatures
  • Jeff VanderMeer
  • English
  • 25 July 2018
  • 1935738038

10 thoughts on “Monstrous Creatures

  1. says:

    I have been accused of being well read If you ve seen the number of books on my Goodreads shelves you might even believe it Allow me to be honest I am NOT well read Jeff VanderMeer is well read His non fiction collection Monstrous Creatures proves that with each item inside its covers Monstrous Creatures is a selection of Mr VanderMeer s many essays, forewords, articles, and reviews While it might seem strange or even a bit incredulous the book does follow the titular theme of the mo I have been accused of being well read If you ve seen the number of books on my Goodreads shelves you might even believe it Allow me to be honest I am NOT well read Jeff VanderMeer is well read His non fiction collection Monstrous Creatures proves that with each item inside its covers Monstrous Creatures is a selection of Mr VanderMeer s many essays, forewords, articles, and reviews While it might seem strange or even a bit incredulous the book does follow the titular theme of the monstrous through several iterations and variations, though not always obviously.The reason I dinged a star was only because Mr VanderMeer s writing is dense, and sometimes slow going Every piece is informative, eloquent, and masterfully written, but sometimes the eloquence overshadows meaning and requires a careful re reading for the sake of comprehension.Now with what may seem to be a major failing you may ask, So why should I bother reading something that sounds dry and...

  2. says:

    This book was really refreshing because it reminded me of why I enjoy reading But since I worked on it it seemsappropriate to quote another review A selection of reflections, interrogations, and dialogues about the state and nature of fantastic literature from the perspective of one of fantastika s most discerning writer editors The collection puts forth not just VanderMeer s thoughts on making art, genre, ...

  3. says:

    Monstrous Creatures is a collection of essays, articles and reviews Jeff VanderMeer has written over the last few years and published in various venues Books of this nature can often be hit and miss affairs one wonders sometimes at the reasoning in collecting disparate pieces of non fiction by a particular writer Very often there can be a real lack of focus in such collections Not so with Monstrous Creatures VanderMeer zeros in on aspects of modern fant...

  4. says:

    I received this book for free in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.Collecting an array of Jeff VanderMeer s non fiction writing, Monstrous Creatures gathers essays on issues in modern fantasy, reviews of authors and or their individual works, and tops it off with a few interviews and personal memories.The book is dominated by its middle sections concerning authors and their works These reviews provide exciting glimpses of worlds for the reader to explore further and that s where the primary val I received this book for free in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.Collecting an array of Jeff VanderMeer s non fiction writing, Monstrous Creatures gathers essays on issues in modern fantasy, reviews of authors and or their individual works, and tops it off with a few interviews and personal memories.The book is dominated by its m...

  5. says:

    Since my interview with Jeff VanderMeer about my pet capybara Caplin Rous is in this book, I m anxious to get started on it Mine is interview 3 You d think I wouldn t have to read that because I basically wrote it but it was the first thing I read anyway.

  6. says:

    A great book, very literate and enjoyable to read My full review is here

  7. says:

    3.5

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