The Crystal Crow PDF/EPUB å The Crystal PDF/EPUB ²

The Crystal Crow PDF/EPUB å The Crystal  PDF/EPUB ² My worst nightmare, which I get every two or three years, originated, I believe, when some well meaning adult took me at the age of three for a ride in a fairground bumper car The nightmare consists of an endless, helpless ride, culminating in a crash from which, of course, I wake As it was, when I came to, I thought that I was asleep and dreamingI rolled back in my seat and watched the landscape hurtle towards me, in a state of dreamy euphoria I was, positively enjoying my nightmare, quite sorry to think that in the end I d have to wakeThe awakening came rather sooner than I expected Coming around, are you Ummm, I croaked through the wide piece of surgical plaster which bound my, jaws together I m so glad to hear it Do you, know, my father who was a complete megalomaniac used to make my mother go out with him on his rounds He was always slightly drunk, and a reckless driver at best She was sick with terror every time I used to promise myself that once, just once, I d take him out and scare him sick But of course I never got the chance He did it once too often and killed them both Still, it s some compensation to do it now to you

10 thoughts on “The Crystal Crow

  1. Bryn (Plus Others) Bryn (Plus Others) says:

    This was a very, very strange, very violent mess of a novel It is like Aiken was determined to take the tropes of a middlebrow women s novel and turn them inside out and then perhaps jump up and down on them The book has a typical middlebrow protagonist, Aulis, who is very talented at domestic tasks and sens

  2. Sophia Sophia says:

    Classic Gothic thriller mixed with some very interesting characterization and a sadly somewhat lopsided resolution.

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