Knives, Forks, Scissors, Flames

  • Title: Knives, Forks, Scissors, Flames
  • Author: Stefan Kiesbye
  • ISBN: 9780991640423
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • Knives Forks Scissors Flames Some towns change with the times while others seem to fall through the cracks entering an oddly timeless domain The latter is the case with Strathleven in which the rituals and darkness of the past
    Some towns change with the times while others seem to fall through the cracks, entering an oddly timeless domain The latter is the case with Strathleven, in which the rituals and darkness of the past seem always to be glimmering just below the surface of a seemingly normal shell Wonderfully controlled and with a very deft, beautifully done tone, Knives, Forks, Scissors, Some towns change with the times while others seem to fall through the cracks, entering an oddly timeless domain The latter is the case with Strathleven, in which the rituals and darkness of the past seem always to be glimmering just below the surface of a seemingly normal shell Wonderfully controlled and with a very deft, beautifully done tone, Knives, Forks, Scissors, Flames is the sort of thing that might happen if The Wicker Man had been cross pollinated with one of Friedrich D rrenmatt s detective novels Brian Evenson, author of A Collapse of Horses No contemporary writer s work scares me than Kiesbye s Knives, Forks, Scissors, Flames is gothic and whatever the opposite of pastoral is rendered in his signature spare, whittled to the bone style Jeff Parker, author of Where Bears Roam the Streets Kiesbye is the inventor of the modern German gothic novel Elmar Krekeler, Die Welt In Strathleven, a village near L beck, mysterious events occur The newly arrived Benno and his family are faced with the corpse of an unknown woman, superstition, vicious sermons, and isolation A modern gothic novel quirky, very readable, and interesting from the first page to the last Peter Peterknecht, Deutschlandradio Kultur Ancient pagan Germanic myths and customs pervade the history of Strathleven and its inhabitants Nothing seems to follow the simple course of events, but old and savage rules the only apparent escape is to commit new acts of violence Magdalene Geisler, der Freitag Moving from Berlin to Strathleven, a picture perfect village on the Baltic Coast, was supposed to be a new beginning for Benno, his wife Carolin, and their six year old son, Tim, who is suffering from a mysterious illness However, shortly after arriving in the country, Benno finds the corpse of a young woman in the woods, and when no one in the village admits to having known her, Benno initiates his own investigation He digs deep into Strathleven s superstitions and ritualistic past to recover the history of the murdered woman, yet will he be able to save his marriage and the lives of his wife and son

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    About Stefan Kiesbye


    1. Stefan Kiesbye has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan Born on the German coast of the Baltic Sea, he moved to Berlin in the early 1980s He studied drama and worked in radio before starting a degree in American studies, English, and comparative literature at Berlin s Free University A scholarship brought him to Buffalo, New York, in 1996 Kiesbye now lives in Portales, NM, where he teaches Creative Writing at Eastern New Mexico University His stories and poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and his first book, Next Door Lived a Girl, won the Low Fidelity Press Novella Award.


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    1. I think I have one more of his books to go and I will have read all of his. Really liked this one. Dark, Gothic modern story - kind of like The Wicker Man. Stefan Kiesbye is really a superb writer and storyteller.

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    2. A cross between Harvest Home and The Camera Killer. More later

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    3. For fans of Kiesbye's Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone, this book acts as a kind of thematic sequel. In both cases, we have a small German town whose traditions and history are slowly rotting it from within. In both cases, we have brutal acts of violence and cruelty justified in terms of the town's history and survival. The biggest difference lies in perspective; Your House was immersive, showing the gradual decay of the town through multiple POVs over the course of decades. Knives, [...]

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