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Evil

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  70 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Thirteen stories of misfortune and menace from Rennie Sparks, lyricist for the gothic country duo The Handsome Family.

Originally published under ISBN 0972274138.
paperback, 158 pages
Published 2000 by Black Hole Press
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Христо Блажев
Jun 11, 2015 Христо Блажев rated it really liked it
Злото е навсякъде: http://knigolandia.info/book-review/z...

В последно време ми върви на сериозни сборници – “Само живот” на Алис Мънро и “В полет към теб” на Роалд Дал например, но “Злото” на Рени Спаркс определено се отличава от тях. В тия разкази почти е отстранен чисто литературния пласт, постигната е прямота, която поставя във фокуса на вниманието не толкова стила, колкото директно съпреживяване на случващото се с героите – защото няма как да се радваш на метафората, когато тя изразява прич
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Mickey
Jul 29, 2016 Mickey rated it really liked it
Read this little book. It's only 100 pages, but boy does it beat your head against the wall.

Rennie Sparks is one half of the Handsome Family, the gothic alt band responsible for the mesmerizing theme song for TRUE DETECTIVE. Evil is a collection of her short fiction. Hilarious and dark, the book features some wild black stories, postmodern satire at its best. Each story begins with a cool little sketch.

Although she could have used a professional edit, her unique voice and the important subject m
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Zack
Jan 07, 2015 Zack rated it it was amazing
Rennie Sparks is also the lyricist from Southern Gothic band The Handsome Family. Read my interview with her here:
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-83...
Alex
Jul 31, 2013 Alex rated it liked it
Despite the heinous misuse of commas, these stories are tersely thrilling, as if written by Wednesday Addams.
Andrew
Aug 02, 2011 Andrew rated it really liked it
Dark, bitter, twisted, misanthropic ... loved it
Buried In Print
Jul 22, 2016 Buried In Print marked it as to-read
Shelves: short-stories
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Jeff Sorensen
Apr 19, 2012 Jeff Sorensen rated it it was amazing
Holy crap I love this book. Rennie is the lyrical genius behind the gothic country stylings of The Handsome Family and I love her. Her book is similar to long versions of the same weird sick junk she writes about in her songs.
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