Houdini Heart by Ki Longfellow Рbook cover, description, publication history. Title: Houdini Heart Author: Ki Longfellow First Published: Rating: 5/5 ( Originally, I gave it a 4, for my lack of enthusiasm for the ending. Compre o livro Houdini Heart na : confira as ofertas para livros em inglês e They draw you into insanity along with the author Ki Longfellow.

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Intense, literary, and harrowing, Houdini Heart is a tale of bone-chilling horror, emotional torment, and psychological terror. In December,she released a tale longfellw one woman’s attempt to survive lost in the Sonoran Desert: Perhaps she has been completely taken over by the artistic process. It’s not this, it’s not that. The main story is about a novelist and screenwriter whose name we never learn, who returns to the town of her childhood and takes up residence in the once-grand-now-dilapidated River House, to live out what we are told from the start will be her final days.

May 11, Opensesame rated it it was amazing.

At nineteen, Longfellow had a dramatic experience which she now considers an occurrence of gnosis. Account Options Sign in. He’s coming home if it kills him. To a child, the splendid hotel was mysterious and magical and all its glamorous guests knew delicious secrets.


I would recommend this to fans of psychological ficiton, character studies, unusual mysteries and Gothics, as well as fiction about writers. But life is never as you dream it, and River House isn’t what she’d always imagined it was. The narrator’s husband considered her his “Houdini Heart”: But none of her plans go as expected or intended.

Sam and Jane and Holly are sailing on the Willingford yacht whether Sam kongfellow it or not.

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In late January of she published the art book, biography, and memoir she’d promised Vivian Stanshall she would one day write for him: The woman is fascinating. Poe, Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, but speaks with a wholly fresh voice. The doting mother of their golden child. A night-dark and utterly convincing depiction of a mind unravelling, leavened by genuine wit and compassion and made all the more compelling by a beautifully rendered central character who I couldn’t help but be both captivated and appalled by.

The author’s voice is a creepy,dry,rustling one,echoing with nostalgia from the past,quietly. He adopted her and she took his surname.

Longfellow pays homage to and takes influence from Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Steven King, Hitchock, Houdini, and the Wendigo legend, but creates a distintly new and fresh modern psychological terror.

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I almost get it. Jul 30, Kate Noyes rated it it was amazing Shelves: Does she live forever by leaving the reality we believe in to enter one she believes in? I think Houdini Heart is so popular and reaches so many of us because it really is a story of each and every one of us little madness and search for escape. This is one of those books that takes you very gently down a seductive path that gradually entangles you in brambles of increasing identifiableness and madness, then won’t let you go.

Stinkfoot, a Comic Opera. It’s a cry from the haunted heart. A small town in Vermont in which stands a old hotel she remembers as magical. This review has been hidden because it longfello spoilers. Inthey moved into a houseboat moored on the River Thames between Chertsey and Shepperton.

Book Review: Houdini Heart, by Ki Longfellow

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