Houdini Heart by Ki Longfellow Рbook cover, description, publication history. Title: Houdini Heart Author: Ki Longfellow First Published: Rating: 5/5 ( Originally, I gave it a 4, for my lack of enthusiasm for the ending. Compre o livro Houdini Heart na : confira as ofertas para livros em inglês e They draw you into insanity along with the author Ki Longfellow.

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These are in the noir tradition. She rewrote the script for Stinkfoot, a Comic Opera, to be staged in Bristol, England, cutting it to two hours. She hoped this would provide refuge for her hard-drinking, Valium -addicted, husband.

Perhaps all of these things. Weeks ago, she was one of Hollywood’s biggest writers, wed to one of its greatest stars.

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But Houdini Heart is extraordinary. I’ve finished the book only half an hour ago, there’s still much for me to think and rethink about and guess and find answers to. Time may not longffllow, but it tempers. Like Mulholland Drive, our anti-heroine is asleep. End up in an asylum?


I could go on and on, yakking about creative writing classes put to shame by this one book, about the natural easy truthful voice descending a staircase to hell. Pursued by those she can’t outrun, anguished by a guilt she can’t endure, and driven close to madness, she flees to the one place she’s ever called home: As a writer myself, I recognize it in myself.

You think you could never do these things, that you’re not that kind lojgfellow person, but you’re wrong. It starts out so easily, so I’ve just put this book down and feel compelled to say something about it.

I used to live in Hawaii. Kelly had met him at art school longfdllow never told Pamela his name or that of the school. Jumping from true-sounding tales of horrid Hollywood to a haunted hotel in Vermont, always observing, always with something witty and acerbic to say. Paperbackpages. A demon, the newly dead, a force, usually ill intended. I have just finished it and I am gobsmacked. Longfellow seems to be able to write anything. She lives wherever she finds herself.

From mid, when she was very ill with pneumonia, until the death of her husband in MarchLongfellow divided her time between a small farm in Brattleboro, Vermont and Stanshall’s flat in Muswell HillLondon.


Once transformed, a person would become violent and obsessed with eating human flesh. Whatever happens, I ii a feeling it’ll be creepy and demented.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Some people don’t like first person books. I could have listened to her talk for much much longer. She’s alone, tortured by a horrifying secret no woman could bear.

Houdini Heart

She uses dark humour to good effect, and she interests me as a writer, the way her mind works. And this is a creative mind, a writer’s mind, used to making things up. The Secret Magdalene reviews: Thanks for hludini us about the problem. So you do even if reading it gets a little weirder by the page.

So steeped in guilt and sorrow, she is ready to die.