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Eader s attention the virtue of short stories there s No Big PreambleA Couple Of The Stories Confirmed My Innate big preambleA couple of the stories confirmed my innate about the short format simply that I wanted In particular Later his ghost a dystopian future has immense potential as a longer novel I see that Sarah Hall does like writing futuristic storiesMen don t come out of this collection very well Complacency male buffoonery detachmentThe majority of the stories examine either sexual liberation from a woman s perspective primarily andor gender contrast as women again primarily are faced with life s burdensEvie cleverly revolves around graphic sex pornography but a ick google search reveals that this is far from a gratuitous outpouring and the sexual message is much subtle than at first appearanceThe much admired Mrs Fox is highly sexualised too in a clever and compelling wayA very enjoyable set of stories written in easily flowing style I had read two of the stories in this collection before Mrs Fox and Evie both of which are fizzing with sexual animal energy although the latter is terrifyingly disturbing and Make Your Moment uite brilliant The rest of the stories were excellent with not a bad apple amongst them My favourites were Later His Ghost in which a young man fights the elements in a dystopian future and Goodnight Nobody in which a little girl sets off to take her mum s forgotten sandwiches to her work Highly recommended as with all Hall s work I liked this collection of short stories which is my first tender bite of Sarah Hall s writing Nine stories over 176 pages the shortest wasnder ten pages the longest over two dozen pages In terms of the experience of reading they reminded me of being in an Art Gallery looking at a Room Of Intense Slightly Dark of intense slightly dark paintings each story was the curator s explanation and elaboration of one of those PICTURES DRAWING MY ATTENTION TO SMALL drawing my attention to small an item of jewellery or does the narrator protest too much The readings were rich My eye was drawn to a contrast between the human world of encroaching or retreating cities and that part of the world have is not controlled by humans animals the sea illness This was not present in all the stories but I felt in most sometimes in opposition sometimes as a longing perhaps both in the same story cough cough Mrs Fox Though Luxury Hou. Tudy in wildness or a road trip overwhelmed by buried phobias Hall is always deeply attuned to the Approaching the Guitar uncanny strangeness thatnderlies our everyday reality In these memorable scenes she delights in the mythic symbolism of wilderness and wasteland and revels in blurring thresholds between the natural and rban mundane and surreal human and animalThis is a haunting collection from a niuely fertile imagination written in.

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UPDATE I ve read a number of reviews and apparently the Stories I Liked Best liked best been previously published On the one hand that s money grab territory On the other previously published On the one hand that s money grab territory On the other I m glad I was introduced to the two very odd memorable stories here I like Updated following Charleston Short Stiry Festival 2018I read Madame Zero a year before getting the chance to hear Sarah Hall and Chris Power Mothers at the Charleston Short Story festival in September 2018 Great venue in the new restored barn great discussion chaired by Catherine Taylor insight and openness from Sarah Hall Sarah Hall made a number of points about her influences and her writing intentions with particular reference to Madame Zero Of short stories A dark psychology Her background poetry short stories at Can I Tell You about Nystagmus? university Irony that wrote novels first On the oeuvre novels allow the writer to be messy Short stories don t no meandering Madame Zero bookending Mrs Fox with Evie was deliberate Mrs Fox Charleston s own David Garnett wrote a novella in 1922 Aware of but hadn t read Love story Or feminist fable The most fluid writing she had produced The live bird the litter of cubs the transformation Theatre 6 dystopian totalitarian Inspired by the Irish abortion debate and the specific case of Savita Halappanavar who died in Ireland 2012 from complications arising from a septic miscarriage Destination Commissioned by audible Dystopian imagining after Hall was conscious of the number of floods and climate change all arounds Short stories translate well Hall reads a lot of foreign fiction stories Tobias Wolff Hunters in the snow Big impact on Hall cognitive dissonance the state of having inconsistent thoughts beliefs or attitudes especially as relating to behavioural decisions and attitude change In short forgive the pun a very articulate energised and listenable public performer The stories in Madame Zero are well worth reading and re readingOriginal reviewSarah Hall has just completed her duties as Booker Prize judge for 2017 choosing George Saunders Her own writing experience and achievements are excellentSo I was expecting good things from Madame Zero despite my hesitancy about short stories in generalMadame Zero did not disappoint The 9 Stories cover very different subject matter and the majority Last Whales uickly grab the Madame Zero is a stunning new story collection embracing the darkness eroticism and absurdity of human existence One of our most celebrated authors Sarah Hall is an exuisite chronicler of landscapes of all kinds rural industrial bodily psychological and these gorgeous stories reveal a writer working at the peak of her powers Whether depicting a husband who finds his wifetterly transformed a child who becomes a case Madame Zero
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R was a stand out story that did not have such a Certainly Gives An gives an of the author s interest intense personal narratives at a moment of crisis often in relation as well to that non human world the sense of escape or order suggested by a flight of geese Theatre Six or the destructive as well as the creative potential of life Shiva dancing on the mountain top After a while conversation got The Art of War up about fears and phobias Heights Needles Being shot in the back of the head in the cinema Clowns mouthsClowns mouthsJoe snortedDon t you mean just clowns Zach The whole clown entity is considered pretty sinisterI do not mate Zachary said I mean exactly their mouths Their lipsticky mouths Like giant red vaginasBecca said nothing Zachary mustn t have seen too many vaginas she thoughtI ve been meaning to read by this author since I encountered The Electric Michelangelo back in 2010 I went so far as to buy a few of her books then parked them on the shelf where I glance at them fondly every now and again Luckily this one was read before being consigned to limbo There s a mix of some really good stuff here and a few stories I didn t care for at all The stories I liked I really really liked hence the four starsMy faves were Later His Ghost a strange apocalyptic tale about a man trying to create a special Christmas for a pregnant woman Goodnight Nobody which concerns a family s reaction to a neighborhood tragedy and Mrs Fox the story from which Hall draws her title This author is definitely not a feel good writer she doesn t shy away fromnpleasant even disturbing themes All of her characters seem damaged or affected in some way And two of her tales concern women who become tterly transformed much to the dismay of their husbandsShe turns her head and smiles Something is wrong with her face The bones have been re carved Her lips are thin and her nose is a dark blade Teeth small and yellow The lashes of her hazel eyes have thickened and her brows are drawn together an expression he has never seen a look that is almost cravenThese are probably not for everyone but if you re in the mood not for everyone but if you re in the mood something nusual Hall s stories may do the trick Now to put this one on the shelf and perhaps release one of her other books from their years of neglectfrom Wildernessfrom Mrs Fox. Lyrical prose glittering with the compacted power and striking imagery of poetry Marked by Hall's characteristic fascination with the intimacy of nature and the nature of intimacy these intensely sensual thrillingly inventive tales seek to expose our innermost fears and desires Conceptually ambitious yet magnetically tactile Madame Zero is a vital new work from one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary fiction.