Morbid Tales

Morbid Tales[Read] ➭ Morbid Tales By Quentin S. Crisp – Heartforum.co.uk Sewn hardback printed on gsm acid free paper, and bound by Bath Press in burgundy wibalin cloth stamped in silver, with head and tailbands copies Out of printContents Foreword The Mermaid Far Off Thi Sewn hardback printed on gsm acid free paper, and bound by Bath Press in burgundy wibalin cloth stamped in silver, with head and tailbandscopies Out of printContents Foreword The Mermaid Far Off Things Cousin X A Lake The Two Timer The Tattooist Ageless Autumn ColoursIn these eight immaculately realised strange stories, Quentin S Crisp delves deep into the decadence of contemporary life The fresh originality of the tales and their settings an English country garden in Cousin X contemporary Japan in A Lake is matched by the elegance of the writing They are unified, perhaps, by a yearning for the achingly perfect, ecstatic moment As Mark Samuels points out in his Foreword, Crisp s fiction is too multi layered, too individual, to be labelled One can spot influences here and there, a dash of this and a sprinkling of that, but the end result is much greater than the sum of its parts.

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  • Hardcover
  • 226 pages
  • Morbid Tales
  • Quentin S. Crisp
  • English
  • 10 February 2017
  • 187262183X

10 thoughts on “Morbid Tales

  1. Ctgt says:

    Sometimes getting what we want is painful.Despite the title most of these stories were not what I would consider horror, muchon the fantastical or weird side of the spectrum Four standout stories I want to bring to your attention.The Mermaid what happens if you just decide to believe in something no matter what anyone else thinks The desire I felt was poison I knew it was fatal and yet such was its sweetness that I willingly succumbed.You seem to think that everyone lives in the same wo Sometimes getting what we want is painful.Despite the title most of these stories were not what I would consider horror, muchon the fantastical or weird side of the spectrum Four standout stories I want to bring to your attention.The Mermaid what happens if you just decide to believe in something no matter what anyone else thinks The desire I felt was poison I knew it was fatal and yet such was its sweetness that I willingly succumbed.You seem to think that everyone lives in the same world But there are many worlds The world you live in isn t just a place, it s a path that begins with your beginning and ends with your ending, Cousin X a look at a youth who is different Sasha flinched inwardly to see his flesh raised in a crude map of white scars The impression that he had been shattered and impossibly glued back together was suddenly heightened Sasha felt a touch of the unreal. Life is nothing but a finitude of moments, objects, senses This finitude is a very delicate thing, very precarious. It seems to me that human society is bent upon a whole contract of lies It starts in childhood, when we are brought up on all sorts of happy ever afters, which we then reject in early adulthood But then, in order to enter into a relationship with someone and start the cycle over, those lies once again become necessary.A Lake Concerning a lake with some mysterious qualities This is my favorite story of the collection and is reminiscent of The Aokigahara Forest in Japan You can see the Ligotti influence in Cousin X but it really comes to the forefront in this tale Time, too, seemed to exist in complete isolation from the world outside the lake. The unmasked void was infinitely greater in extent, both temporal and spatial, than the lost universe It was not mere darkness, nor mere emptiness, but a chilling bottomlessness so great it was all powerful, the gaping, grinding maw beneath every action and every frozen instant of existence. It brought him instead somethingterrible than fear It brought him knowledge His undoing was already fixed, it was an accomplished fact.The Tattoist an artist deals with unexpected consequences after tattooing a young man I get customers from all different backgrounds, but still he managed to look painfully out of place Then it occurred to me that he would look out of place almost anywhere on Earth.It really did hurt, but then, facing up to what we want is often painful The hardest thing we doTo be astonished at one s own work is involuntarily to disclaim it I had nocreated this tattoo than a father can be said to create their daughter.If you enjoy fantastic, weird and at times pessimistic stories then definitely check out this collection

  2. Ronald says:

    This was the November group read for the goodreads group Literary Horror.The stories are generally well written, though a little bit digressive Its hard to categorize these stories Most of it is speculative fiction, and has a horrific aspect The stories with a tragic plot resonated with me Those stories are The Mermaid which is about a tragic romance between a man and a mermaid the story A Lake takes place in Japan where mysterious suicides have occurred in a lake, and there is a cosmic This was the November group read for the goodreads group Literary Horror.The stories are generally well written, though a little bit digressive Its hard to categorize these stories Most of it is speculative fiction, and has a horrific aspect The stories with a tragic plot resonated with me Those stories are The Mermaid which is about a tragic romance between a man and a mermaid the story A Lake takes place in Japan where mysterious suicides have occurred in a lake, and there is a cosmic reason for this The Tattooist where a terrible chain of events happened after a young person received a magical tattoo

  3. G.R. Yeates says:

    A very English Poe who unifies elements into his unique prose that many writers, and I ll include myself here, would initially baulk at There is a magic to Crisp s literary voice that is not magic realism, nor is it strictly fantasy or horror These tales are reflective and morbid, the theme running through them being that of innocence lost and the terrible ways this can come about There is a sense of quiet distance and sad observation to the events unfolding in these tales that does remind me A very English Poe who unifies elements into his unique prose that many writers, and I ll include myself here, would initially baulk at There is a magic to Crisp s literary voice that is not magic realism, nor is it strictly fantasy or horror These tales are reflective and morbid, the theme running through them being that of innocence lost and the terrible ways this can come about There is a sense of quiet distance and sad observation to the events unfolding in these tales that does remind me of Asian literature in that the point and purpose is to evoke atmosphere and capture mood as an insect might be caught in amber Extending that metaphor, these tales are like insects, beauty and horror competing and combined in exquisitely singular forms I recommend this collection to readers who wish to read something that is original, provocative, melancholy, often disturbing and sometimes hilarious

  4. Jason Rolfe says:

    A brilliant collection I would expect nothing less from Quentin, or from Tartarus Press.

  5. John Hepple says:

    An excellent collection of short stories Not as morbid as the title implies but they certainly have an air of unease about them I especially enjoyed The Tattooist though the other tales were similarily well written Crisp s prose is magnificent Dream like and descriptive it weaves a subtle, yet often disturbing tapestry which holds the readers attention until the tale reaches its often ambiguous conclusion If you are a lover of weird or strange fiction I would definately recommend I am aw An excellent collection of short stories Not as morbid as the title implies but they certainly have an air of unease about them I especially enjoyed The Tattooist though the other tales were similarily well written Crisp s prose is magnificent Dream like and descriptive it weaves a subtle, yet often disturbing tapestry which holds the readers attention until the tale reaches its often ambiguous conclusion If you are a lover of weird or strange fiction I would definately recommend I am aware that my reviewing style is terrible

  6. P says:

    Not every story is a jewel but the good ones are excellent Totally worth the money.

  7. Dan says:

    Very interesting collection that s very varied in subject matter and theme I m certain many of these stories will be trapped in my mind swirling around in my thoughts for a while My ratings are below The Mermaid 5 10 Far Off Things 5 10 Cousin X 6 10 The Lake 8 10 The Two Timer 7 10 The Tattooist 7 10 Ageless 3 10 Autumn Colours 6 10

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