(BOOK Ó Voices in the Night) By Steven Millhauser – cheapugg.us
N is unhappy only when she is most appy when lying with er beloved usband staring into The Faerie Godmothers Apprentice Wore Green his eyes ase strokes The Sorcerer of the North (Rangers Apprentice her cheek tenderly she sees inis gaze the shadow It is the shadow of apartness the shadow of elsewherefrom The Pleasures and Sufferings of Young GautamaThis story was not my favorite of the collection in fact it is of a novella a pet peeve when encountering story collections but it does point to a thread running throughout these stories the idea of elsewhere One of the stories is even titled Elsewhere and I would Practicing History have used that as the title for the collection Each storyas an element of not belonging of longing to be somewhere else of isolation discontent Some of this is accomplished through strange appenings and bits of unreal or weird and I tended to enjoy stories with these traits most Miracle Polish tells the story of a man who buys a polish that makes the reflection shown in a mirror the ideal life energy beauty contentment Similar to the mirror of erised I suppose for you Harry Potter fans with the same dangers Phantoms is a longer story about a town that seems aunted by supernatural creatures that want nothing to do with the people living there And it starts to feel like an insult Ha Thirteen Wives I liked the style of this one Some Thing Black hated the central character but who wouldn t I loved the prose the writing itself than the ideas in the stories I compulsively don t read short story collections in order Some times they work out better for the collection and sometimes they don t This is the time it didn t I read the different ideas first American Tall Tale A Voice in the Night Enjoyed them immensely Then I read Arcadia and loved that too But after Arcadia all stories seemed toave a common theme darkness melancholy and death I can take that in small doses but in this case they felt same y the restlessness of a small town something unexpected in small doses but in this case they felt same y the restlessness of a small town something unexpected and the small town people reacting in odd and spectacular ways There was a break or two Rapunzel which was an amazing retelling of the fairytale was probably the McClellans Other Story highlight of the entire book and I enjoyed The Pleasures and Sufferings of Young Gautama surprisingly even though I grew up with the story andave never been particularly enchanted or moved by it But on the whole the collection disappointed me I fell in love with the writing but not the ideas This is my first book by Steven Millhauser and I m confident that I ll love Martin Dressler As in many of Cant You Make Them Behave, King George? his previous short story collections Millauser s talent and imagination is on full displayere Leonardo da Vinci his ability to depict the uncanny the mysterious and the fantastic is pretty much unrivalled Unfortunately after thealfway mark or so the book is close to 300 pages long there are uite a few short stories that felt either too similar too uninteresting or simply much too drawn out uirky twisty things taken to the max out of all proportion A very different style of writing I really took to the mermaid story with out culture and trend setting people the mermaid story with out culture and trend setting people blindly I could almost see this appening A few strange tweaking of old favorite tales makes this a collection to ponder think and savo. Fe; Rapunzel and er Prince who struggle to fit the real world to their dream Heightened by magic the divine and the uncanny shot through with sly and winning Introduction to the Spiritist Philosophy humor Voices in the Night seamlessly combines the whimsy and surprise of the familiar with intoxicating fantasies that take us beyond our daily lives all done with theallmark sleight of and and astonishing virtuosity of one of our greatest contemporary storytelle. .
I loved Enchanted Night and was looking forward to this collection and several stories it those Health at Every Size heights The Place The Wife and the Thief etc with fantastically dreamy atmosphere and strange desires but I got a bit bored with others re workings of fairy tales usually Ummm not sure I will bother to look for any ofis work now I feel perhaps wrongly that I The Kings Witch (Frances Gorges Trilogy have readis best in Enchanted Night Voices In The Night Short Storiesby Steven MillhauserThe Pulitzer and Story Prize winner Steven Millhauser as
Created Sixteen New Short Storiessixteen new short stories will thrill readers of is previous worksSeveral stories view the private musings of ordinary people in an unorthodox way At times you are in a small town that seems to be infected with something supernatural and extraordinary In other instances you feel the weight of spiritual reflection as a person struggles to define religion and faith Family relationships are explored and raw emotions surface The face that is seen by the world doesn t always reflect what the person feels or is thinking The reader shares the confusion disappointment fear anxiety despair Wyoming Triple Heat hopes andopelessnessMy favorite stories draw on popular fables and the new perspectives will dazzle and amaze You meet Rapunzel and An Imperfect Spy (A Kate Fansler Mystery her Prince like youave never seen them before Millhausen presents an anecdotal event in the life of Paul Bunyan that will Trial Run / Whip Hand / Twice Shy have you in stitchesA couple of stories seemed to drag the narrative along too long The message was there long before the story endedOverall I found it to be a wonderful read that was savored one story a night a delight I looked forward to each eveningOne story The Placead a startling effect on my psyche It touched a familiar yearning in my being and I found myself magically transported to treasured memoriesI was granted access to the digital review copy of Voices in the Night in Edelweiss by Random House What a strange reading experienceRead Miracle Polish Thought This is going to be a 4 star book Good writing interesting ideasRead Phantoms Thought Wow interestingRead Sons and Mothers Thought Great bookRead Mermaid Fever Thought Similar to Phantoms but interesting commentaryRead The Wife and the Thief Thought They can t all be greatRead A Report on Our Recent Troubles Thought Hhmmm starting to see a pattern ere Read Coming Soon Thought okRead Rapunzul Thought This story was really longRead Elsewhere Thought Haven t I read this story before except it was about phantoms or mermaidsRead Thirteen Wives Thought I like thisRead Arcadia Thought Despite some of the same devices this was different enough to get back to interestingRead The Pleasures and Sufferings of Young Gautama Thought Huh Long BoringRead The Place Thought I finally understand why some people CRITICIZE WORKS FOR BEING SELF INDULGENT BUT ISN T works for being self indulgent But isn t the right of the authorRead Home Run Thought ReallyRead American Tall Tale Thought Wow did this book go downhillRead A Voice in the Night Thought At least it ends on a positive note but I m glad it s over and I can read something else I pulled this out of the editorial pile at Goodreads because I liked the cover and ad read the first story Miracle Po. From the Pulitzer and Story Prize winner sixteen new stories provocative funny disturbing enchanting that delve into the secret lives and desires of ordinary people alongside retellings of myths and legends that I, Claudius highlight the aspirations of theuman spirit Beloved for the lens of the strange e places on small town life Steven Millhauser further reveals in Voices in the Night the darkest parts of our inner selves to bril. Lish in the New Yorker There s so much to love ere One of the strongest and most creative collections I ve read in long awhile Richly atmospheric and thematically cohesive with many stories showing the darkness beneath uiet small towns it made for good uarantine reading since so many of the characters struggle with a deep and causeless restlessness I loved nearly all the stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul here with the Saunders esue Arcadia among the top along with Thirteen Wives The Wife and the Thief Phantoms and the aforementioned Miracle Polish which I still find a nearly perfect specimen of a short story I rarely sit down and read an entire short story collection cover to cover but Millhauser s Voices in the Night arrested me from the beginning while I browsed it in the library It enchanted me stillaunts me got under my skin and I suspect it will stay there for uite a while Voices in the Night takes on the universal theme of the disuiet at the Misbehaving heart of theuman condition We strive for the next degree the next great job Blooming Red home great love family yet in spite of our strivings that angst is still a part of us This wonderful collection places a mirror in front ofumanity to show us that reason common sense and creature comforts simply aren t enough to uell that raging beast And this is why we go in search of the extraordinary to uell that raging beast And this is why we go in search of the extraordinary break up the monotony of our lives the magic of mermaids the Irrevocable Trust (Irreparable, heart stopping fear of a thief in the night suicide the voice that calls to single us out when we sit alone in the darkness Voices in the Night is a book that reminds us ofow much we need to believe in magic in the spirit world in the impossible in something greater than ourselves so that we don t perish in a sea of meaningless common
sense and ugliness Steven Millhauser is the Brothers Grimm of the millennium or the Brothers Grimm meets Gabriel Garcia Maruezand ugliness Steven Millhauser is the Brothers Grimm of the millennium or the Brothers Grimm meets Gabriel Garcia Maruez Shirley Jackson His writing is top notch His tales are dark magical and nourishing for the intellect and the spirit I Forensic Science highly recommend this book but a few of the stories weren t up to the standard of the others which is why I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 My favorites were Phantoms and Miracle Polish Unfortunately these were the first two stories in the collection I thought the biggest problem with this collection was the resounding sameness In every story there was the same town of sameness with the same neighborliness that collided unwillingly with something magical or odd I also disliked the dividers that separated paragraphs within the stories like soIN WHICH I TELL YOU HOW I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED THE COLLECTIONPerhaps as stand alone stories in anthologies I think as a collective they appeared weaker where perhaps in an anthology they d shine I was reminded of this author on a recent episode of The Librarian is In podcast from the NYPL Iad read one book of The Penguin History of Early India his short stories and went looking for finding this collection from last year All the stories are from 2011 forwardShort story collections areard to rate because the stories vary Some of these are five star stories while some are three making this a solid five star collectionNo Yasodhara the Exploring with Frémont happiest of all wome. Liant and dazzling effect Here are stories of wondrously imaginativeyperrealism stories that pose unforgettably unsettling what ifs or that find barely perceivable evils within the safe boundaries of our towns Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out homes and even within our bodies Here too are stories culled from religion and fables Samuel whoears the voice of God calling im in the night; a young pre enlightenment Buddha who searches for is purpose in li. ,