Friday, April 5, 2013
Vampires in the Lemon Grove
Fantasies. We often want authors to transport us somewhere new and in that setting reveal some truths about human nature. Karen Russell’s collection of eight stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, presents very different fantasies that are intense and revealing. Russell’s creativity and originality are almost unmatched among contemporary writers. I can appreciate her odd style in small doses, and I spread my reading of these stories over several weeks. Readers who enjoy fine prose and heightened creativity and originality are those most likely to enjoy this collection. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Vampires in the Lemon Grove from amazon.com.