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Book Review: Houdini Heart, by Ki Longfellow

A work of unique brilliance. Is her experience of the seance real or the product of an insanity-laden mind? Longfellow never met him nor could she find him. Sam Russo, self-named and self-styled, would follow in the hard-boiled footsteps of Sam Spade, if he was hard-boiled. Someone here wrote that this is like the movie “Mulholland Drive. Now I’ve not read any of her other books yet they are there on my Kindle longfellos for their turn so Houdini Beart was my introduction to this author, and this is why I gave it 4 starts.

Jan 19, Leonard Appleton rated it it was amazing. Visualizar ou modificar seus pedidos em sua conta.

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I used to live in Marin County, California. I don’t think this is at all interesting or worthwhile and I would recommend it to no one. Something truly haunts a place. Arguing about it is more like it.

A fan’s homage to Houdini Heart View all 4 comments. Don’t want to give away any spoilers, which would be easy to do since everything is connected. Others want things spelled out. And then I’ll invite my friends over and join noudini argument.

So easy, it’s like falling down Alice’s Rabbit Hole.

She doesn’t want to go back to the fantastical world she’s escaped. Follow Kilongfellow I’ve always loved Noir film and books. Hoidini you do even if reading it gets a little weirder by the page. In case other books are more. It remains there today as a Bristol landmark.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here So many ideas that crawl under the skin like ants. Pursued by those she can’t outrun, anguished by a guilt she can’t endure, and driven close to madness, she flees to the one place she’s ever called home: Intense, literary, and harrowing, Houdini Heart is a tale of bone-chilling horror, emotional torment, and psychological terror. As unlike Longfellow’s other works as this is, both in content and style, it will not disappoint anyone who has like me come to love her ability to mesmerize, her educated prose, her audacious wit and her unflagging brilliance.

In their fragmentation, they do not interact as related, messy pieces that organically shape an arc that is more than the sum of its discrete parts – worse, they interfere with each other.

We don’t know what the world outside her head is really like, if her perceptions are accurate or deluded. In some traditions, humans who became overpowered by greed could turn into Wendigos; the Wendigo myth thus served as a method of encouraging cooperation and moderation.

The concert was to be adapted as an animated film, entitled The Last Showboat, in pre-production as of based on the history of the Old Profanity Showboat and the Stanshalls. Not that is becomes garbled, and it never becomes too weird, but some of the things that happen are little too extreme, too hard to explain away as the main character losing her mind. A woman who escapes from feeling, and perhaps, even from life.

An infinite variety of monsters. A taut psychological drama resplendent with dark humor and twisted storytelling? It, too, wanted out. She made me cry and she horrified me and I understood her and I didn’t understand her and what a fascinating woman.

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This site uses cookies. Did she die doing it? It needs more stars. I think this is a great book. I loved “Houdini Heart” and could prattle on for hours about Longfellow’s first-person pov of a murderous, cannibalistic slide into absolute madness. You want to scream for it to stop, but it’s so beautifully and masterfully done that you need to see what happens next.

Creation itself is the Houdini heart of this story, as the character creates other characters for a living, acknowledges that she has created her own life situation, and ultimately, surrenders herself to her own creations.

Longfellow builds the dramatic tension with flair, and even though I knew what was coming, it did not lessen the impact of its arrival. But the longer I think about it, the more the ending feels right, making this a solid 5. In the mid’s an Australian team of producers optioned Chasing Women for a feature film. It’s about a writer, a second-rate writer, whose life has come to such a pass partly through her own doing that she’s on the run.

And our heroine in the outer book, the one wrapped around the short story, is most definitely an artist. I felt quite nuts myself by the end!

First of all, the writing is fantastic, it’s so easy to read, so so easy! She appears to maintain a distinction between the narrator’s real life and the world of her successful novel “The Windigo’s Daughter” by putting book excerpts in italics.