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Night at Suck Mansion

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  11 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Three tales of angstful adventure await you in this hilarious brouhaha of rain-soaked idiocy. Follow our young narrator as he discovers what a douchebag he used to be and how lucky he is now. At times funny, at times sad, at all times romantic and weird, this volume will teach you life's most important lesson: never to hang out with girls who live in time-traveling castles ...more
Paperback, 36 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Big Rodent Books
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Oct 19, 2010 Llalan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
The author and illustrator of "Night at Suck Mansion" have created a volume that will bring to mind Edward Gorey--if Gorey was a clumsy and hopeless romantic. The dreams that fill the pages of "Suck Mansion" are dripping, four-color, visceral, tangible, sit-up-straight-in-a-sweat dreams. Yet the reader doesn't want to shake her head of the residual dream-webs; rather, she wants to hear more of the "Truth pouring blue foam like heroic waterfalls." Gallagher carefully crafts three-dimensional imag ...more
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Nov 01, 2010 Lisa (Bookworm Lisa) rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
A unique book containing three poems.

I won this in a goodreads first reads giveaway. I was very interested in reading poems of irony.

The first, "Night at Suck Mansion" is pretty much a nightmare. It has a demented edge: ghosts, tarot cards, mind reading, skeletons , etc. Too bad I read it the day after Halloween. It would be perfect to get into the proper creepy kind of mood.

The second poem is "The Fortunate Lies". It is a mix of emotions. The quest to figure out what is real.

The last poem is v
Nov 08, 2010 Angela rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
Gallagher's Night at Suck Mansion is a strange series of stories. Though a fast read, at times I found myself struggling to continue because the story felt disjointed. He is incredibly talented at using creative word choice and vivid imagery. I particularly enjoyed the imagery of the blushing cheeks with the comparison to a forest fire and the development of the narrator throughout the three stories. My struggle in reading this was simply because this is a story told in verse.
A lover of poetry a
Rebekah M
Oct 12, 2010 Rebekah M rated it it was amazing
what did the sisters represent??? a mystery for the ages...

I usually find it kind of difficult to make meaning out of poetry, but Mr. Gallagher is direct and concrete. even the happy poems were great because they were so realistically cynical. it's possible to write a cynical, happy poem! there is hope for all of us.
Oct 19, 2010 Christine rated it liked it
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I received a copy of this through First Reads. Although I am not typically a fan of poetry, there was something about the way Gallagher wove his words together kept me thinking about Night at Suck Mansion long after I finished reading it.
Oct 12, 2010 Jill rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-have, 2010, poetry
Maybe I'm biased, but the poems in this book made me fall in love with the author. I've committed many of the lines to memory, but I won't write them here, as that would spoil the beautiful surprises contained in the poetry. Read it!

Oct 12, 2010 Joe rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: 2010
I wrote the book, so I thought it was pretty good. The illustrations are excellent.
Dec 01, 2010 Jessee rated it it was amazing
Beautifully strange, like its author.
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