Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dark Property (02 Edition)

Evenson’s Dark Property is described as post-apocalyptic but it is one of the most abstract and bizarre examples of said genre pushes into a new category. A linguistic journey like Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian (its been wondered if this was an influence on The Road, which if it wasn’t a trunk novel is possible) and Gene Wolfe’s New Sun books, but its descriptions odd rituals, strange behaviors, and odd dialogues brings it closer to Beckett, with some twitching monstrosities worthy of Brothers Quay or Guy Maddin film. Mad and beautiful in equal measures.

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