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Dark Things by Novica Tadić
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Nov 28, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry, horror
Read from September 21 to 25, 2010

Oh my. I'll try and write some more on this later, but this is a big football weekend, so we'll see. Dark Things starts out pretty grim, but somewhere around page 30, it was like I stepped through a dark gate. I don't think this was due to inattention on my part. Dante would have applauded this guy's imagery. Hellish, surreal. So much so that I found a place for it on my GR horror shelf. Normally that's for genre stuff, but this is Horror that transcends genre, and so dominant that it needs to be flagged (like road flares for a wreck on a highway). One thing I found interesting (and left me hopeful for Tadic's emotional health) was the very brief poem that ended the collection. It's a consolation, and one that is earned. It's placement was perfect. I intend to read some more from this poet.
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message 1: by S. (new) - rated it 3 stars

S. love him! is this a new publication?

Steve From what I gather, yes. I've not read him before, but I read Simic's introduction, and figured it to be a must read.

message 3: by S. (new) - rated it 3 stars

S. His "Night Mail" is a permanent resident of my bookbag.

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