Sunday, May 29, 2005

Black Juice by Margo Lanagan

Strange and weird would be the two words to describe Black Juice. This book is a collection of 10 short stories by Margo Lanagan. From a young boy singing to his sister as she is executed, to a clown being killed, to an encounter with a demonic angel that helps a boy break free of his oppressor, these stories look into the dark side of humanity. Lanagan offers peaks into familiar shadow worlds that we normally don't think about. She pushes the boundaries of the human spirit that leaves your mind haunted by the knowledge that there is a dark side to us all, a side we don't want emerging from the depths, a side we want to keep hidden.

Tom Burnham

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