Kelly reporting in with a review of Breakable Things by Cassandra Khaw which released Tuesday, October 03 2022
Have you ever tried to describe your dream to someone else and had them respond, “Sounds like a nightmare.”? And you respond, “Oh, no, it was beautiful and strange, yes, but….well, actually….no, that does sound horrific, huh?”
That’s what this collection of short stories feels like. Beautiful, captivating, and plumbing the darkest wells of humanity with lyrical prose. It makes you appreciate how the word “viscera” slides off the tongue, makes you hungry for a bowl of brains, and then sick with anger for what torture our dear protagonists experienced. Lots of gore, body horror, and excellent, eloquent prose. There was no one story I wanted to skip through and I devoured the whole collection in a night. Highly recommended.
About Breakable Things
Cassandra Khaw’s dynamic and vibrant debut collection, Breakable Things, explores the fragile and nebulous bonds that weave love and grief into our existence. This exquisite and cutting collection of stories showcases a bloody fusion of horrors from cosmic to psychological to body traumas.
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