BEST EPUB "ê The Red Tree" || READ (AZW) ☆ #2020


  • Title: The Red Tree
  • Author: Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • ISBN: 9780451462763
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Red Tree By Caitlín R. Kiernan Sarah Crowe left Atlanta and the remnants of a tumultuous relationship to live in an old house in rural Rhode Island Within its walls she discovers an unfinished manuscript written by the house s former tenant an anthropologist obsessed with the ancient oak growing on a desolate corner of the property.Tied to local legends of supernatural magic, as well as documented aSarah Crowe left Atlanta and the remnants of a tumultuous relationship to live in an old house in rural Rhode Island Within its walls she discovers an unfinished manuscript written by the house s former tenant an anthropologist obsessed with the ancient oak growing on a desolate corner of the property.Tied to local legends of supernatural magic, as well as documented accidents and murders, the gnarled tree takes root in Sarah s imagination, prompting her to write her own account of its unsavory history.And as the oak continues to possess her dreams and nearly almost all her waking thoughts, Sarah risks her health and her sanity to unearth a revelation planted centuries ago
    Caitlín R. Kiernan
    Caitl n Rebekah Kiernan born 26 May 1964 is the author of science fiction and dark fantasy works, including ten novels many comic books and than two hundred published short stories, novellas, and vignettes She is also the author of scientific papers in the field of paleontology from

    The Red Tree By Caitlín R. Kiernan

    Commentaires:

    Steve
    I have admired Caitlin Kiernan s short stories for some time now, so I was excited about finally getting to one of her novels I wasn t disappointed The Red Tree is a very ambitious effort, an accomplished metafiction that is certainly horrific, but also stands as a piece of literature It s a damn shame the book is saddled with some of the worst, and most misleading, cover art I ve seen in some time It s packaged as a YA novel, with a brooding goth chick on the front If I were to rate this, like [...]

    Michael Fierce
    No offence to the illustrator of the officially published cover but here is the appropriate cover that better represents the content soul of the book.

    Bark
    Sarah Crowe is a writer suffering from writer s block after her relationship with her girlfriend comes to a devastating end She decides to rent an isolated old farm house out in the boonies of Rhode Island to recover and hide from the world.Whilst poking around in the home she comes across an old typewriter which eventually leads her to a manuscript obsessing on the red tree on the property written by a previous renter who committed suicide on the grounds Sarah begins to have increasingly strang [...]

    David Wilson
    There are few things that terrify me than the thought of my brain ceasing to function properly I can imagine dozens of truly horrifying situations and experiences I might be forced to endure, but I know from simple moments where I can t remember a name, or a word that I should be intimately familiar with, that if I had to question my own sanity, or worry that others were questioning it, I d be off the ledge and free falling pretty quickly.In The Red Tree, Caitlin Kiernan delivers exactly that f [...]

    Matt Schiariti
    I was pulled in by the good reviewsd left disappointed.Let me preface this by saying I don t mind character driven stories I don t mind moody and atmospheric stories that can sometimes leave the reader with questions than answers I don t need everything spelled out In the world of creepy novels, sometimes the less that s said, the better because the imagination takes off and can creep you out than what s written.All of that being said, I was bored to tears and completely not creeped out or dis [...]

    Derek Pegritz
    Please ignore the god awful, paranormal romance cover art This book is not even VAGUELY romanticough it certainly is paranormal Cait Kiernan is one of my favourite authors, and this is beyond any shadow of a doubt her best book since Threshold, the first of her longer works I d ever read The Red Tree is a swirling, delerious, and very troubling descent into the same realm of New England horror first mapped out by Hawthorne and H P Lovecraft but, unlike their works, this one has no tidy conclusio [...]

    Erin
    I wanted to like this than I did A glance through the other negative ambivalent reviews shows a lot of disappointment in harsh language, and than a touch of thinly veiled homophobia let me say now, clearly and unequivocally those were not my issues with this book I think the narrator s Sarah s voice got to me, which made it difficult to enjoy the book, since it s written in the form of her journal She should be an incredibly sympathetic character within the first few pages, you know that a she [...]

    Scott
    A haunting, beautifully wrought exercise in uncertainty that pushes just about every button I have when it comes to tension, horror, and the supernatural Kiernan hates to be called a horror writer, and while part of me sypmathizes the rest of me doesn t give a damn Horror wouldn t be a shame to be associated with if it were primarily identified with this sort of multi faceted and subtle work This is a gobsmackingly good study of stress, illness, inevitability, folklore, haunted places, and above [...]

    Connie
    Writer Sarah Crowe came north to Rhode Island to try to forget an upsetting relationship that had a tragic end Hoping that a change of location will cure her writer s block, she rents an old house with a huge red oak tree several hundred years old sitting at the edge of the property In the dank basement Sarah finds an unfinished manuscript written by a professor who had been investigating the horrific local legends about the great tree He added to the historical lore when he hung himself from it [...]

    Adam Nevill
    A compelling epistolary tale of a woman coming apart in an old house steeped in ghastly folklore and legend Really enjoyed and admired the entwining of historical documents with the strangeness of the unfolding drama in the story For fans of Picnic at Hanging Rock the picnic scene here and some of the dream sequences are marvellous New Years resolution for 2015 must read the other Kiernan novels I haven t yet read.

    Still
    This book gave me the walking pneumonia and the throw it out the window fits.I loved Kiernan sy book of hers that I ve read and that was a novella.I mean I damned dead long gone loved that.So I bought this.It s a ghost love story told first person from journals left by a suicide we re informed in the almost endless introduction and its so impossibly hip and so many fathoms beyond cool that I felt like I was a goddamned retro with a flat top Double the Butch Wax.I can t say I hate this novel beca [...]

    Clare
    I ve not read a Caitlin Kiernan book in a long time, and was quite nostalgically going back, hoping to find something spooky and dark and poetic It has those elements, which is why it has some stars, but little else to it as if that is all the author has relied upon and has eschewed a cohesive story, structure and credible characters This book has rave reviews from so many, but I cannot get at all what they re talking about To me, it meanders and rambles in an incoherent fashion around the idea [...]

    Tim
    I once had a girlfriend who had a bit of a clairvoyance psychic kind of vibe going on One night in the middle of sleep she wakes, bolt upright in bed and I do too, stuck in that groggy place between the two My grandfather is here And I agreed, as I had no idea what she was talking about, so I took a survey of my surroundings I shit you not, there, in the corner of the room, is a shape blacker than the inky darkness of the room I see it, and pull the covers over my head What the fuck is that And [...]

    Marvin
    I ve been meaning to try a book by Caitlin R Kiernan I chose this one because I need a novel with Red in the title for a reading challenge We people pick books for the stupidest reasons, don t we So I finished the novel and I m not sure if this is typical Kiernan It has many of the traits I ve been warned about including the wandering off topic and obligatory lesbian sex But it reads like of a tribute to a style of horror story that might be described Unreliable narrator becomes obsessed with s [...]

    Terence
    Rating between 3.0 and 3.5I m going to echo some of the other reviewers on this site and agree that this is one of Kiernan s better novels though all of her stuff, that I ve read, is good and highly recommended As is true of her earlier work, it s never certain that what the narrator narrates is what happens, and our narrator s Sarah Crowe mental and physical capacities are always in doubt As she often concedes in the course of this first person tale.It reminds me of Sylvia Townsend Warner s Lol [...]

    Chris Berko
    If books were judged by covers, I would place this on the Buffy type character who works at the local funeral parlor putting makeup on the dead bodies uses her magic to get the cute guy to ask her to prom shelf But we don t judge books by covers, and if I did I would not have read this The Red Tree is a couple of stories in one, never lingering too long on any one thread, never rally wrapping anything up Like the part where she talks about things never ending, like walking the circumference of a [...]

    James
    Simply put, a masterpiece of Weird Fiction Like Poe and Ligotti I ve long felt that horror Weird Fiction was best suited to the short story format, and I can think of very few novels in that genre that totally succeed in any way, shape or form, but this one is really ingenious The atmosphere generated by the novel was extremely claustrophobic most of it takes place in a house in the wilds of Rhode Island , and I like that Kiernan wears her influences on her sleeve there s an exhaustive list of i [...]

    Melanti
    So, let s start with the worst What on earth was the cover artist and artist thinking This is possibly the WORST imaginable cover possible for the book It makes it like some generic, broody urban fantasy or paranormal romance when it s far from that.It s straight up psychological horror with a 44 year old heroine, not a late teen 20ish one with too much eye makeup.If I hadn t already been familiar with Kiernan from her recent book The Drowning Girl, I never would have given this volume a second [...]

    Simon
    After managing to overcome my extreme distaste for the cover possibly the worst horror cover I ve ever encountered I plunged into the novel not knowing what to expect but trusting the judgement of the person who recommended it to me.This story managed to maintain a healthy respect for the traditions and writers of classic weird horror whilst not being overly derivative It felt very modern Many great authors and works were referenced, both within the narrative itself, and in the acknowledgements [...]

    Orrin Grey
    Basically, The Red Tree is a masterpiece of suggestion If I had to show someone an illustration of how suggestion builds up the supernatural, this might be the first book I handed them The events that actually unfold directly on the page don t really amount to a whole lot, but the buildup of folklore, stories, quotations, background, etc create an atmosphere that makes the suggestion of whats going on seem increasingly potent and cosmic in scope.Kiernan is, in some ways, an author whose work I r [...]

    Sidney
    This is both a masterpiece of subtle horror and a brilliant examination of writer s block, as worthwhile and compelling as Thomas Bernhard s The Limeworks I don t usually have to worry about reading horror late at night, but the eerie feel and suggestion found in The Red Tree had me checking doors and windows when I read it late in the evening with the house grown quiet.The story s narrator, Sarah Crowe, has settled in a quiet, ancient house in Rhode Island to complete a novel following the deat [...]

    Jason
    This is the first book that I have read by Caitlin Kernan, it will not be my last I enjoyed this well written horror novel about a woman s descent into madness The style of the writing is nearly as poetic as the quotes from the masters strewn within I look forward to reading by Kiernan and recommend this to any horror reader that is unfamiliar with her.

    Terri
    Written manuscript style, this story deals with a writer who is stuck, whose lover commited suicide who finds a manuscript written by the previous tenant about an ancient tree on the property and the history and legends associated with it Mysterious things happen and she is and drawn into something evil Powerful and fascianting wordplay makes the story even intense

    Sheila
    I m not sure why I didn t read this sooner Kiernan is one of my favorite writers, and though I generally like her short stories better than her novels, this one is an exception Spooky and affecting, this story takes a tree not very scary in itself, right and turns it into a tale of ancient evil a haunted house, place, and time.

    Rebecca
    So, I had initially given up on this book about 148 pages in but I have come back to it after a couple of months, and finished it I was kind of expecting some kind of horror urban fantasy story but that aspect was a lot subtle I feel like this one was a lot literary which just isn t really my cup of tea.

    Zach
    Sarah Crowe, mid list author of fantasy novels and short stories, has left Atlanta after a bitter breakup culminating in the suicide of her ex girlfriend and decamped to the middle of nowhere in Rhode Island Unfortunately for her but fortunately for Kiernan s reader , the house she s rented has a troubling history that centers on an enormous red tree set nearby, linked to centuries of sacrifice, hauntings, werewolves, and death Much of this history is relayed through what else a manuscript found [...]

    Hannah PS
    Often I read books or watch films, and the momentum pulls me forward enough that I overlook plotholes or pacing problems This is all well and good, but then in hindsight I realise what the problems were, and I no longer enjoy it at the same level For me The Red Tree provoked the opposite effect I enjoyed it in retrospect, and now feel pretty fond of it.The story begins with an editor writing a preface about the troubled narrator Sarah Crowe This lays hints about her unreliability while highligh [...]

    Chibineko
    I ll warn you if you are looking for something that is akin to a Stephen King esque Pennywise is jumping out of the sewer type of scary story, then you ll be best to avoid this book This book s scares are psychological than anything else.That said, the premise of the book intrigued me It follows Sarah, an author with a huge case of writer s block who decides to rent out an old farmhouse close to a spooky red oak tree growing close by it With the beginning of the book starting from her editor s [...]

    Allison Floyd
    Wow, wow, wow It was interesting to read this after having freshly read The Haunting of Hill House, which this book owes a debt to it freely acknowledges this in the text There are a lot of literary shout outs here, including The Bloody Chamber, which I also read over the summer this was fun because I felt all smart that I d read the books in question Except, of course, for those I hadn t This was also an illuminating example of how getting off on the wrong foot with an author s work shouldn t n [...]

    Jeannie Sloan
    I couldn t decide whether I just liked this book or loved it but after sleeping on it I think that I made up my mind I ve read some of her short stories before which caused me to pick up this book from That and the almost universal praise for the book I can t say that I have ever read a novel quite like this before Yes, it was lyrical and the descriptions of things were extraordinary I did feel like I was in the room with the main protagonist through out reading the book.I also found that I deve [...]

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