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Visits From The Drowned Girl Paperback – 31 May 2004

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Product details

  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; 1st Edition edition (31 May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841955094
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841955094
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,667,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

STEVEN SHERRILL is a poet and short story writer as well as the author of The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break (Canongate, 2003). He lives in Illinois.

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Top marks to Steven Sherrill for plotting a grim tale of 'what lurks beneath', an examination of the dark underbelly of western society, a darkness that is allowed to fester and intensify in today's atomised society (see Sherrill's characters live among one another, at close quarters, but never really connected). But the horror only fully raises its brutal head when a seismic event (the drowned girl) riddles the facade of Benny's uncomplicated life with cracks - cracks that rapidly deteriorate into the fissures that will tragically undermine and destroy our protagonist.
It is at times a grim read, but one that draws you in and horrifies as Benny, to whom we initially warm, drifts into a series of misguided, morally reprehensible and ultimately fatal actions. He is a subtle portrait of an individual set adrift, unable to genuinely connect with those around him, a committmentphobe and voyeur of the highest order (witness the tapes, his relationship with Doodle, and his inability to take decisive action a number of times).
What, if anything, lets this book down is the rather ponderous imagery deployed at various points. The bonsai tree and the midget, the juxtaposition of the preacher's daughter to halloween, and the satanic incident of goats and the preacher's daughter, among others, felt a little contrived and unnecessary. The resulting exchanges did not have the authenticity of earlier dialogue.
It's a good read, but it certainly does not measure up to the light-handed accomplishment of Sherrill's 'The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break'.
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By A Customer on 8 Aug. 2004
Format: Paperback
A dark Book. A compelling read that leads you through unexpected twists and turns. This book has a feel of the TV show "Twin Peaks" from a few years back. Did I enjoy it - not sure, did the story stay with me long after I read it - yes, without a doubt. Interesting characters are developed with great detail creating a vivid picture in the readers mind of the people, area and era that the book evolves around. Worth reading just because it is so very different from anything else around at present.
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This novel started out intriguing, then progressed into oddity. The author develops many characters well, by the end of the book they are gone. The protagonist just drops them from his life. He drops everything. By the last page, the plot is far gone.
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