Things We Say in the Dark
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Things We Say in the Dark is divided up in 3 parts, each surrounding different themes. Each of them are quite hard to describe to someone who hasn’t read it for themselves, so the best I can do is give you some “themes” present in each of them. Please give us until the end of Sunday to answer all asks. If we haven't answered your ask by then, it's likely that we never received it and you can re-send it when the ask is open again, thanks!
Things We Say in the Dark - Kirsty Logan - Google Books
His face then wrinkled, as if in disbelief over her question. “Of course,” he answered somewhat curtly. Yet he still wore a gentle expression, his droopy gaze repenting for his blithe manner.It was when his body refused to sleep. It didn’t matter that this waking nightmare would stretch over many nights, leaving him in the terrifying company of all his regrets. Xander’s insomnia was bad enough before the war began, but now that the war has ended, it had only gotten worse. We want our comments to be a lively and valuable part of our community - a place where readers can debate and engage with the most important local issues. The ability to comment on our stories is a privilege, not a right, however, and that privilege may be withdrawn if it is abused or misused.
Things We Say in the Dark by Kirsty Logan | Waterstones
I can’t wait to go home,” she murmured, half-asleep. Her eyes slowly fluttered to a close, and she lolled to face away from him. “With you… we’ll be home…” Her words then lilted to a dreamy silence, and in lieu of more conversation, her breaths slowed to a softer, more slumbering rhythm. Hermione jumps headfirst into a journey that forces her to face all of the things she wants to forget, while learning to cherish the messy, beautiful things she is called to remember — scars and all. And although they are apprehensive, they are also desperate for someone to simply care about them. Language: English Words: 281,593 Chapters: 41/41 Collections: 51 Comments: 1,764 Kudos: 6,574 Bookmarks: 2,630 Hits: 453,120He fell into a dreamy hush, holding her and once more closing his eyes. The only signs he remained awake were the feathery motions of his fingers as they wove into her hair, gently coiling them into loose knots. It was almost childlike, the way he did it. So pure. So devoid of any intention other than to soothe. Sometimes a book sounds so tailored towards your taste that it could never possibly live up to your sky-high hopes. I fear that was the case for me with Logan’s Things We Say in the Dark, a collection of feminist horror stories that was easily one of my most anticipated releases of the year. Kirsty Logan hat mich mit diesem Buch in die Dunkelheit geführt. Meine Hand in ihrer hat sie Bilder in die Finsternis gemalt, von Frauen, die Früchte gebären, bewohnbaren Pilzhäusern und gläserne Bibliotheken ohne Bücher. Manche Geschichten sind magisch (oder metaphorisch?), andere so real, dass es wehtut. Sie sprechen das aus, was gern ungesagt bleibt, z.B. wie unheimlich es ist, ein Kind in sich heranwachsen zu fühlen oder dass manche Eltern besagtes Kind nach einer Weile auch gern wieder für eine Verschnaufpause abgeben würden. Unaussprechbare Bedürfnisse werden realisiert und düstere Geheimnisse angedeutet. Widerspenstige Kontraste spielen eine große Rolle: zu viel oder zu wenig geliebt werden, Angst davor gesehen oder übersehen zu werden.
Things We Say in the Dark by Kirsty Logan (Paperback) Things We Say in the Dark by Kirsty Logan (Paperback)
Some stories are divided into multiple parts by headings or point-of-view changes. Others are in unusual formats like footnotes, a questionnaire, bullet-pointed lists, or a couple’s contrasting notes on house viewings. The titles can be like mini-tales in their own right, e.g. “Girls Are Always Hungry when All the Men Are Bite-Size” and “The Only Thing I Can’t Tell You Is Why.” To mark Pride month, we are sharing twelve books that celebrate LGBTQIA+ voices.Spanning across poetry, memoir, fiction and non-fiction from authors with a breadth of diverse experiences and identities, these books offer an opportunity to engage with and celebrate queer literature. A brilliant collection of stories . . . All will burrow their way into your brain and not let go' StylistI feel like I related to this Hermione's struggle with perfectionism and presentation to the world while I really felt connected to Draco's struggle to make the daily decision to be a better person. Tell me something,” she murmured. Her sleepy eyes fixed on the outline of his face. Fascinated by it — the coarse, chiseled shape of him — she let her fingers dither along the cupid’s bow of his lip, darting up to the bridge of his nose. Everything about him, she thought to herself, bristled with warm, unwavering strength.