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4.5 5I ve run into my fair share of those who profess an interest, bordering on a devotion to in some, experimental writing It s hard to take any of them seriously when I m the only one of my circle to have added, read, and reviewed, in that order, this work In the interest of thoroughness, the reviewers that usually head the lists of the standard definition of experimental a paradox if there ever was one, but that hasn t stopped the worshipers of the demographically conforming , so unless some [...]
This is a collection of experimental short stories from the New Zealand author of The Bone People The stories are full of Hulme s sense of the beauty of New Zealand, along with her awareness of human alienation from the environment From the environmental point of view, the story that most stood out for me was One Whale Singing a pregnant woman in a boat, a pregnant whale in the water The woman argues with her pompous partner about whether humans are really superior to other creatures She feels t [...]
She s an excellent writer but I felt I needed to understand the types of people and the situations she was writing about, and I didn t in many cases So in a lot of these stories I felt at a loss.
Surreal, tragic collection of short stories with tremendous word grammar play.
I m a well trained reader, but these stories were a struggle for me, which I mostly did not win I wanted to love them, because I had so loved The Bone People Instead I found myself too often perplexed by whose voice I was hearing, sort of like eavesdropping on a windy beach where the words were snatched away by the wind Another thing which perplexed me was the focus on amputation in many of the stories, which I will not enumerate the titles thereof because it would mean rereading them, or even t [...]
A short collection of stories that often read like poetry than prose Which could be good or bad, depending on your taste For me, while I enjoyed the rhythmic fluidity of Hulme s language I love the way she meshes words together, like blueblack and seanoise in the context of her novels, I felt that in these stories, it left most of the narrative struggling to stay coherent I could see glimpses of the themes of family and Maori tradition that appeared before in The Bone People, but without the sp [...]
I love short stories and I love story telling in general This is to me the best of the best Every story creates a magical new universe that you never want to leave, yet at the same time you kinda wish you never set foot in it The stories stay with you too I sometimes ask a friend or a family member Hey, do you remember that time when we met that girl with the tattoo that.rmind or This reminds me of the night when the fishoh wait It feels like these stories have happened to me Highly recommended, [...]
Although I read an English edition, the book has also been translated into Dutch De windeter Te Kaihau For a review in Dutch, see message 67 of the Netherlands Flanders group Spring Challenge 2014.
I really enjoy Keri Hulme s style of writing, although I do think it works better in novel form Her style of mysterious, visceral, spiritual prose requires I bit time to really understand what is going on In my opinion, at least But still, some wonderful stories in here.
after reading the bone people, with its themes of drunkeness and violence, i was disappointed to find the same themes in all of these short stories i really like the writing style, but too much sadness.
Terribly disappointing after The Bone People In fact, these stories accomplished the worst possible thing they made me doubt that The Bone People was as good as I remembered it being.
A Drift in Dream is my favorite in this collection of short stories Perhaps because it is the precursor back story of The Bone People.
Some of the first stories weren t that good, some of the later ones were quite good.
Her novel The Bone People was one of the best things I ve ever read This book of short stories is not It is obviously intended to show me the magic of life and the interconnectedness of all things, but it falls down on over preciousness It reads like the scribblings of a pretentious high school girl Skip it and read her masterpiece instead.
Review from chronicbibliophilia.wordpress A s for us passing on our knowledge, hah We rarely learn from the past or the present, and what we pass on for future humanity is a mere jumble of momentarily true facts, and odd snippets of surprised self discoveries That s not knowledge In the late 1970s and 80s, Keri Hulme fought her way onto the literary stage, working as a writer in residence and publishing short stories in relative anonymity In 1985 her first and only novel, The Bone People , stunn [...]
Te Kaihau is a group of short stories, prose, and poems by author Keri Hulme, who is probably best known for The Bone People First and foremost, this is nothing like The Bone People and it would be unwise to pick this group of stories up and expect the same thing The writing here is mostly experimental Often times there are under developed thoughts, sentence fragments, moments where things are unclear, and it is often impossible to fully engage with or connect to the characters Although it is a [...]