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The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan
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May 08, 2012

it was amazing

Caitlín Kiernan's The Drowning Girl is (easily) her best work -- I say this as a fan, and as someone who has gifted and loaned copies of her work because it's so phenomenal. The Drowning Girl is utterly compelling; its conclusion resolves all of the emotional threads I wanted to see resolved, all the while leaving the reader with enough questions -- questions that Kiernan does not intend to answer -- to make a second reading an exciting prospect. I cannot wait to revisit this novel: it is, in short, a keeper.

The Drowning Girl is a book that I know will haunt me for some time to come. Its images and characters, the way the story twists and turns back in upon itself, leaves me in awe. Kiernan is a master of the dark and the terrible and how those very things can also be heart-breakingly beautiful. Stunning.

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