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EBOOK é EPUB The Sea Beast Takes a Lover ä 9781101986615 ↠ [KINDLE] ❂ The Sea Beast Takes a Lover Author Michael Andreasen – Gym-apparel.co.uk Bewitching and playful with its feet only slightly tethered to the world we know The Sea Beast Takes a Lover explores hope love and loss across a series of sCtion and network fame doesn't mean he can't still pine for his absent wife Romping through the fantastic with big hearted ease these stories cut to the core of what it means to navigate family faith and longing whether in the form of a lovesick kraken slowly dragging a ship of sailors into the sea a small town euthanizing its grandfathers in a time honored ritual or a third grade field trip le When it comes to short stories I'm picky and hard to impress A lot has to happen in only a few pages and so many things can go wrong That being said I loved this book It was intelligent It was original It was funny and oh so weird As long as it's done well I love weird Bring on the weird Michael Andreasen manages to make even the most bizarre stories human and relatable something that isn't easy to accomplish In Jenny there's the suffocation felt by Jenny's brother who is stuck caring for his headless yet very alive sister He is her eyes and ears and is even forced to chew her food for her In The Sea Beast Takes a Lover the crew of a ship is helpless to stop the slow sinking of their ship due to the amorous attentions of a sea monster It sounds ridiculous but the story is a little funny very tense and I found myself feeling the crew's inevitable defeat Andreasen manages to say so much with so little and gives great depth to his characters in mere pages There were a few stories towards the end that I didn't really care for but that's to be expected There's always one or two Fortunately the book begins with IMO its strongest stories I found myself looking forward to each story ending just so another would begin Altogether this book is imaginative and strange but wonderfully written If you're a fan of short stories and love the bizarre I absolutely recommend this bookI received an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review

TEXT ð The Sea Beast Takes a Lover Ô Michael Andreasen

Bewitching and playful with its feet only slightly tethered to the world we know The Sea Beast Takes a Lover explores hope love and loss across a series of surreal landscapes and wild metamorphoses Just because Jenny was born without a head doesn't mean she isn't still annoying to her older brother and just because the Man of the Future's carefully planned extramarital affair ends in alien abdu 'Our Fathers at Sea' is a vicious atrocity Unchristian and unConfucian and unDao and unWicca and unBuddhist and yeah overall unspiritual and plain scary It damaged for me the enjoyment of this book altogether Then most of the other stories were barely comprehensible so this might have been for the best At least the 1st story made me think on some difficult subjectsOur society tends to consist of individuals who are at their most vulnerable at the beginning and the end of our lifetimes The idea to protect each other at our weakest is not new It has been mulled over by many and still hasn't been resolved satisfactorily Which is why we often hear of old people dying of neglect or alone or from easily preventable mishaps or illnesses We hear of it we empathise and we do nothing Nothing worthy of mention in most cases We are too busy or are not ualified or have other issues or whateverThis story managed to drag casually into discussion a dystopian 'solution' of these issues we get a society where old people are thrown away like trash Even this process is called 'crating' For one thing I do realise the author probably thought it a good idea to make a poignant illustration of the fact that our society is sort of ill We try to do our best and still we often fail at it miserably We cannot develop a consistent view on euthanasia on who should care for the terminally ill or the mature people We believe that age is something to be ashamed of We do it both ways our children hurry to grow up to become adults scared of the time's passage For us the time is not a bringer of maturity but rather a foreboding of the end of our days Our standards of beauty health living style you name it everything is aimed at staying frozen at some point in time This is not a healthy way to live as a society or a person And still this is what's going onPersonally I dislike the casual approach I don't like the light handed touch where we can glimpse at this horror in a casual way One willing to do just that shoud remember 2 things Cautionary tales have the distressing tendency to cross the line and go on to becoming the new know how manuals Just remember the '1984' and 'Brave New World' Find any similarities to anything anywhere? The Overton window is still open Things we keep discussing casually might turn out to become the things our grandchildren do casually We wouldn't want to wake up one day in a world where the new norm is to kill off the old people as soon as they become 'too much bother' would we? Even if the killing off would go with nice bells and whistles“And don’t forget the pressure resistant window” the son adds “You’ll be able to see those dolphins nice and clear How about that Dad? Dolphins all the way down keeping you company” cI don't know how to rate it Therefore let's count The writing is cool clear and readable in the 1st story 5 stars The storybook is diverse and touches many topics 1 star 'Our Fathers at Sea' is very thought inducing 1 star The subject of 'Our Fathers at Sea' is beyond unsettling and way too light hearted for such serious a subject 1 star 'Bodies in Space' totally uninteresting It probably was supposed to be innovative and clever And it wasn't Instead it was a rambling mix of space breastsamoebas flirting a blinking diode in one's head techs blogging brands Volvo? ManWoman of the Future A salad of weird stuff 1 star Masturbation session in 'Bodies in Space' pointless 1 star The Sea Beast Takes a Lover' the best thing about this story is the heading The ending was inconclusive What was that with the refugee? What was that with the miniboat and minimonster? The crew? Did they die? Could we have skipped all this drama and just put it all in a 1 liner 'Everyone died'? 1 star 'The King's Teacup at Rest' Didn't get it 1 star 'He Is the Rainstorm and the Sandstorm Hallelujah Hallelujah' Didn't like it 1 star 'Rockabye Rocketboy' Ouch 'Plug detective'?? Euphemism for roboporn? The Rocketboy demise? 2 stars The Saints in the Parlor' Blasphemous? For what? 1 star 'Andy Lord of Ruin' Stupid didn't care about it 1 star 'Jenny' Uh? Was it written for shock value? 1 star for writing idea structure 1 star for everything else 'Rite of Baptism' Unreadable 1 star 'Blunderbuss' Time travel story 1 star for readabilityThis should have a total of minus 3 stars Since there is no such rating here this is going to be rated at 1 star which is rather generous I think The night before we load you into the crate and watch as the helicopter carries you off to the undisclosed location to drop you into the Atlantic Ocean we eat dinner as a family cJust follow your heart cI remember once not long after we crated Mom we took you and the kids down to Ainsdale cIt’s our lake yours and mine and now mine and my sons’ For all the fighting all the hurt feelings the years of not talking even before you lost the ability to speak we still end up here you and I looking at a lake full of stars cYou showed me how controlling the water level prevented them from maturing into frogs and how nice it was to keep tadpoles as they were blindly swimming around until they died and we replaced them with new ones c This reads ominous“Daddy’s gone” she says and I feel the relief whistle out of me like an untied balloon You’re gone I don’t have to crate you I’m so happy I dive into the lake where the dream lets me breathe freely the warm water hugging me close until I wake up cI remember one of the clowns made me a balloon giraffe and your father asked like some do not to be taken to be held over till the following year Next year he promised he’d be ready I don’t remember what you did if you wept or tried to argue with him or if you simply stood by like I am now I remember that he had the good sense to ask only once but even that small moment of pleading caught me off guard and I couldn’t shake it for weeks after cI’ve heard of this—reports of dolphins gathering at the undisclosed location I want to ask the son privately if this is just something cheerful he’s decided to say or if he has actual evidence of dolphins if he knows someone who can confirm it cI wish that Avery had drawn a few dolphins swimming alongside the crab and the starfish to give you a better sense of just how comforting this whole busines

Michael Andreasen Ô The Sea Beast Takes a Lover BOOK

The Sea Beast Takes a LoverArning that time travel is even wondrous and perilous than they might imagineAndreasen's stories are simultaneously daring and deeply familiar unfolding in wildly inventive worlds that convey our common yearning for connection and understanding With a captivating new voice from an incredible author The Sea Beast Takes a Lover uses the supernatural and extraordinary to expose us at our most huma This was a very interesting selection of stories but it just didn't do it for meI think the problem I faced was that the stories didn't have enough of a plot to keep me going The stories were all very interesting blending science fiction with literary fiction and mixing up different time points But the stories were just there Nothing really happened There was no catalyst no change no sense of a build up The stories fell flat for me because they just seemed like descriptions of a different time and place rather than any specific event that I could focus onIt was also hard for me to connect with the characters There was no emotional connection with them and they felt very two dimensional It made it hard for me to want to continue reading the stories when I couldn't care about what was happening for themI think that this was a collection that was uniue in its blend of literary and science fiction However the lack of plot in the stories combined with the lack of emotional connection with the characters meant that it fell short for me I'm giving this a 25 starsFor reviews visit wwwveereadingwordpresscom