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Cassandra Khaw

Autor(a) de Nothing But Blackened Teeth

26+ Works 2,682 Membros 131 Críticas 2 Favorited

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Séries

Obras por Cassandra Khaw

Nothing But Blackened Teeth (2021) 918 exemplares
Hammers on Bone (2016) 435 exemplares
The Salt Grows Heavy (2023) 414 exemplares
The Dead Take the A Train (2022) — Autor — 168 exemplares
The All-Consuming World (2021) 152 exemplares
Food of the Gods (2017) 123 exemplares
A Song for Quiet (2017) — Autor — 122 exemplares
Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef (2015) 62 exemplares
Bearly A Lady (2017) 52 exemplares
The Last Supper Before Ragnarok (2019) 41 exemplares
These Deathless Bones (2017) 36 exemplares
Breakable Things (2022) 32 exemplares
FLESH: A Southeast Asian Urban Anthology (2016) — Editor — 12 exemplares
Persons non grata (2019) 6 exemplares
Baby Shower (2018) 5 exemplares
Dreadnought (2018) 2 exemplares
Meat, Bone, Tea 2 exemplares
Exquisite Corpse (2018) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson (2021) — Contribuidor — 164 exemplares
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
101 Horror Books to Read Before You're Murdered (2023) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Screams From the Dark: 29 Tales of Monsters and the Monstrous (2022) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
Not So Stories (2018) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Body Shocks (2021) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Do Not Go Quietly: An Anthology of Defiance in Victory (2019) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Book of Witches: An Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
The Best of Uncanny (2019) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Christmas and Other Horrors: An Anthology of Solstice Horror (2023) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers (2019) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Underwater Ballroom Society (2018) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles (2020) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 15: March/April 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Clockwork Phoenix 5 (2016) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Best of World SF: 2 (2022) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Maledictions (2019) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
A Darker Shade: New Stories of Body Horror from Women Writers (2023) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 23: July/August 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2020 Edition (2020) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2018 Edition (2018) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
2084 (2017) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 25: November/December 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2019 Edition (2019) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Women Invent the Future (2018) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Wayward Sisters: An Anthology of Monstrous Women (2018) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Orphans of Bliss: Tales of Addiction Horror (2022) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 111 (December 2015) (2015) — Autor, algumas edições14 exemplares
Apex Magazine 121 (January 2021) (2021) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 14: January/February 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Sword and Sonnet (2018) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 21: March/April 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Tor.com Sampler (2016) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 17: July/August 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 15th Anniversary Edition (2023) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Howls From the Wreckage: An Anthology of Disaster Horror (2023) — Autor, algumas edições9 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 26: January/February 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 116 (May 2016) (2016) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #270 (2019) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 19: November/December 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Come Join Us by the Fire: A Nightfire Anthology (2019) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras — Designer — 8 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 27: March/April 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 94 • March 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 93 • February 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Come Join Us by the Fire Season 2 (2020) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 135 (December 2017) (2017) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Shimmer 2015: The Collected Stories (2016) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 111 • August 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The True History of the Strange Brigade (2018) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine: The Best of 2018 — Contribuidor, algumas edições2 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #248 (2018) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Dark #028: September 2017 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Daily Science Fiction: May 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Daily Science Fiction: November 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1984-08-31
Sexo
non-binary
Nacionalidade
Malaysia
Local de nascimento
Malaysia
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Agente
Michael Curry (Donald Maass Literary Agency)

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Khaw is non-binary gender and uses they/them pronouns.

Membros

Críticas

Violent, gory, sadistic. Almost incomprehensible prose. It took about a quarter of the book for me to start piecing together what the hell was going on.

$10 words every other paragraph, sometimes every other sentence, sometimes every other word:

“The tenebrosity doesn’t, however, linger. With every invocation of Verdigris’ name, it sallows, lightening to the juvenile colors of recent ecchymosis, that suppurating purple-yellow of ruined capillaries and beat-up flesh, an exhausted pigment which, fortunately, does not linger.”


There are three or four lines of dialog that advance the plot interspersed between dozens of paragraphs about each character’s internal state, world view, history, whatever. We get it, we get it already. Maya’s totally in thrall to Rita, even though Rita’s a monster and doesn’t give a shit about Maya. And yes, the writing’s luscious, even though pretentious, but honestly, let’s get this show on the road.

Grungy, obfuscating, irritating as hell. Finally, at the end, I loved it.
… (mais)
½
 
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Charon07 | 10 outras críticas | Mar 31, 2024 |
Ojala haver tingut temps per llegir-m’el del tirón.

Dos relats genial que transmeten un imaginari i unes sensacions entre esgarrifoses i intrigants.

Tinc ganes de llegir alguna novela de la mateixa autora i de saber més del Persons.
 
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Cabask | Mar 27, 2024 |
Series Info/Source: This is a stand alone book. I borrowed this on audiobook from my library.

Thoughts: I enjoyed this even though it was a bit odd. This story is an extension of the The Little Mermaid fairy tale and takes place after the traditional fairy tale we know. This was written in a very prose-like almost poetic way.

The mermaid married her price and he was a vicious man. They had two daughters together and the daughters took after their mother rather than their father and devoured the prince's kingdom. As her daughters ravage the kingdom, the mermaid decides it is time to journey on. She is joined by a strange plague doctor on her journey. Together they stumble upon a strange village of children. They will have to embrace what it means to be a monster to make it through.

This was a crazy story that is told in fairly dense and lyrical prose. I enjoyed how unexpected it was and how it showed the main two characters having to embrace their monsters to survive an odd situation. Aside from dark fairy tale vibes, this has a lot of horror elements to it as well, with very gory descriptions.

I liked the writing style and the imagery was very well done. If you don't have a broad vocabulary, this will definitely broaden it...I had to look up a couple of words I didn't know throughout. This whole book, both the writing style and the story were unexpected and intriguing to me. I love reading something a bit different that stretches my imagination and this fit the bill perfectly.

I listened to this on audiobook and the audiobook was well done. No complaints. I do think because of the dense prose I would have enjoyed reading this more than listening to it. However, the audiobook production was well done.

My Summary (4/5): Overall this was a very beautiful and dense prose-like extension of The Little Mermaid. It crosses the line between dark fantasy and horror. I like how unexpected it was and really enjoyed the monstrous characters. Khaw has been a bit hit or miss for me, but I do love her creativity and I think this was one of her better stories.
… (mais)
 
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krau0098 | 7 outras críticas | Mar 16, 2024 |
Do you ever get the feeling that a lot is happening, but also nothing is happening at the same time? This book is like that.
 
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Belbo713 | 54 outras críticas | Mar 11, 2024 |

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Obras
26
Also by
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Membros
2,682
Popularidade
#9,575
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
131
ISBN
57
Línguas
2
Marcado como favorito
2

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