By Brian Evenson
Compliment for Brian Evenson:
"Brian Evenson is without doubt one of the treasures of yank tale writing, a real successor either to the new release of Coover, Barthelme, Hawkes and Co., but additionally to Edgar Allan Poe."—Jonathan Lethem
"One of the main provocative, creative, and gifted writers we have now operating today."—The Believer
"There isn't a extra severe, prolific, or apocalyptic author of fiction in the US than Brian Evenson."—George Saunders
"Packed with sufficient atrocities to offer Thomas Harris pause. . . . now not many writers have the mind's eye or the audacity to remodel what feels like salvation into an completely unique outpost of hell."—Bookforum
A crammed bear's middle beats with the rhythm of a useless child; Reno retains receding to the east regardless of how some distance you force; and in a mine on one other planet, the airborne dirt and dust won't cease seeping in. In those tales, Brian Evenson unsettles us with the standard and the extraordinary—the terror of dwelling with the data of all we can't know.
Praised through Peter Straub for going "furthest out at the sheerest, least sheltered narrative precipice," Brian Evenson has been a finalist for the Edgar Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and is the area delusion Award and the winner of the foreign Horror Guild Award, the yankee Library Association's award for top Horror Novel, and one in all Time Out New York's most sensible books.
“Evenson’s writing is whatever to be learn briefly durations, like an excellent tea that you really want to savour to the final drop.”—Twin towns Geek
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The piano began once more-Für Elise again. Stuttering Bill never forgot that piece, and even many years later it never failed to bring gooseflesh to his arms and back; his heart would drop and he would remember: My mother was playing that the day Georgie died. ” Bill pulled a Kleenex from the box, made a rumbling sound in his chest, spat phlegm into the tissue, screwed it up, and tossed it into the wastebasket by his bed, which was filled with similar twists of tissue. Then he opened the box of paraffin and dropped a waxy cube of the stuff into his palm.
He started toward Mellon. Mellon’s friend Hagarty, alarmed, attempted to pull Mellon away, but Mellon stood his ground, smiling. Garton would later tell Officers Hughes and Conley that he was pretty sure Mellon was high on something. So he was, Hagarty would agree when this idea was passed on to him by Officers Gardener and Reeves. He was high on two fried doughboys smeared with honey, on the carnival, on the whole day. He had been consequently unable to recognize the real menace which Webby Garton represented.
Without turning, Mellon waggled the fingers of his left hand—the nails were painted cerise—and put an extra little wiggle in his walk. Garton lunged again. “One more word or one more move and in you go,” Machen said mildly. ” “Come on, Webby,” Chris Unwin said uneasily. ” Webby asked Machen, ignoring Chris and Steve completely. ” “About the bum-punchers I’m neutral,” Machen said. “What I’m really in favor of is peace and quiet, and you are upsetting what I like, pizza face. ” “Come on, Webby,” Steve Dubay said quietly.
A Collapse of Horses by Brian Evenson