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That is what Marionette is about. The drawing is actually called, Marionette, which inspired me to write this story. Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer. This was one of the books that my grandmother, may she rest in peace, bought for me, and sadly I had given it away. I have been an avid submitter of WildSound for awhile now because they deliver on not only their performances of your writing but on exposure as well. Last year, I went on a self-publishing spree and spent a lot of money on book giveaways through Goodreads, and I definitely increased my exposure.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. He ends up in a relationship with a woman named Emily Gordons, who just by coincidence happens to have a liking for weak, gutless men. To New York he goes, and his ultimate departure, exemplary in its own way. T left me cold. This may well change on re-readings, but with two really excellent pieces of fiction, and a few solid others, Exemplary Departures gets my recommendation.

I enjoyed The Necrophiliac more than Exemplary Departures. It sounds like MMS is more like the former? I would say all of them are their own thing, really. Basically all you have to latch on to as a reader is her prose and its conjuration of Venice. The characters could be blown over by a stiff yawn and nothing that happens really matters or is even linear. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Before I get into the texts, though, something of a preface: A while ago I read a book of literary criticism by Annie Dillard, Living by Fiction. Share this: Twitter Facebook. Friend Reviews.

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More filters. Sort order. Aug 19, Michele Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: , horror-suspense , signed-arc , shortstory-novelette-novella , reviewed , owned. I have a mental list of movies I've seen, and I don't regret seeing them, but I never want to see them again. I and Funny Games all have their places on this list. Slowly I'm forming a list of books that I've enjoyed and would recommend, but never I want to read again.

Devil's Marionette by Maurice Broaddus is definitely edging its way onto this list. The characters are raw, pain-filled and clear and the story itself is unfurled with the casual unstopablility of an oncoming freight train.

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But there's a weight here that threatens to crush the reader as well as the characters. Broaddus's novella starts right at the end of things and offers little in the way of background, or explanation, instead focusing on each individual breakdown of an otherwise talented and intelligent black cast. The crew aren't being crushed by the white network bigwig despite his efforts at dominating them , though, it's their own connection to parasitic performers of the past that pulls them into more than personal darkness.

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Here it feels like the odds are so astoundingly set against them that defying the curse of the black performer is like trying to defy the laws of physics. Yet despite this immersive, and painfully open experience of being each character as hundreds of years of hatred and racism crushes down on them, the reader is left with the same feeling as someone who witnesses something beautiful or terribly in a quiet woods.

It's almost as if this pain is clear and known, but we are not supposed to speak of it, or even admit that we know it's there. The aura or spirit of this book far out shadows the actual story within the pages. It's left me feeling not thrilled, or entertained, but uneasy, a perfect tone for a horror novella to strike, but one not that makes experiencing it an entirely pleasant experience.

Dec 12, Paula Allen rated it liked it. Broaddus focused too much attention on the battle of network executives and producers to get black actors to "clown" themselves for ratings like modern day "Amos and Andy" characters. If more emphasis had been put in enhancing the horror scenes, the fear factor would have been there.

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It came off as though he was on his soapbox about the issue, which surprisingly is being debated today, and then all of a sudden the ghost would appear and claim a victim. The writing was clear and strong but it failed to make me shake in my boots. Ann rated it really liked it Aug 30, Sarah Carter rated it really liked it Jun 25, Chesya Burke rated it really liked it Jun 07, Rodney rated it really liked it Nov 18,