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KINDLE ✓ The Labyrinth Ý Catherynne M. Valente

Here Monsters are hidden A lyrical anti uest through a conscious maze without center borders or escape a dark pilgrim's progress through a landscape of vicious Angels plague houses cr ' my book is so much cheaper than LSD and nearly twice as legal' says the author Like an early Delany The Einstein Intersection or The Jewels Of Aptor or even like Crowley's debut novel The Deep this book is an enigma There's something going on but like Mr Jones I don't know what it is No actually I do It's magic Magic with words magic with meanings A ZenBuddhist parable about a woman on a uest through a maze the meaning of the parable is that there aren't always easily reducible meanings uests don't always have objects and doors always have keys even when they don't Is that clear enough? Probably not Anyway this was just the right book for me to read right now and I'm glad I finally found it

MOBI The Labyrinth

The LabyrinthOcodile prophets tragic chess sets and the mind of an unraveling woman driven on by the mocking guide who seeks to destroy as much as saveEnter the world of the Labyrinth where Doors The books of Cat Valente's that I've loved I've REALLY loved The Labyrinth does not fall into my I will adore it forever pileThe Labyrinth struck me as a collection of run on sentences and purple prose uality purple prose but purple nontheless This is the writing of a self indulgent wordsmith still honing their craft and dazzling both themselves and their readers with the sheer uantity The words could be beautiful but lose their meaning and impact without any relief from the overwhelming ornateness Like a medieval mosaic all gold and precious gems I find that much of the impressiveness of Valente's writing here is how overwhelming it is at times like drowning in words Fans can say that I don't get it I'm fine with not getting it If getting it involves slogging through what I consider immature writing to get to the point I'll passI like much of what Valente has written since this book In Orphan's Tales and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland she balances her prose with traditional narrative writing creating novels that are beautiful moving and coherent That combination in my opinion is real great writing

Catherynne M. Valente Ý The Labyrinth READER

EBOOK ✓ EPUB The Labyrinth ¶ 9781894815659 FREE ☆ Here Monsters are hidden A lyrical anti uest through a conscious maze without center borders or escape a dark pilgrim's progress through a landscape of vicious Angels plague houses crocodile prophets tragic chess sets and the mind of an unraveling woman driven on by tDo not wait to be opened but hunt you in the night This is Zarathustra in Wonderland a puzzle which defies solution a twisted path through language and madnessBut where will you hide? I absolutely adored Catherynne M Valente's In the Night Garden so picking up The Labyrinth was a no brained However it proved out to be a very different creatureThe flowery metafora heavy writing style is there but the story itself is of an exercise of a literacy student Symbolic poetic sometimes utterly bizarre it went from absolutely charming to not uite following you here along the way In both situations however the language itself was enough to keep the experience pleasantUnfortunately I had to deduct one star for the ending For all the effort put into the story I just found the ending too predictable easy and unimaginative almost literally groaning in disappointment when I was reading it