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A Stuga On the Cusp of the Orust Riviera, tucked away next to a hobbit hole in the woods.

The Hearing Trumpet

The Hearing Trumpet - Leonora Carrington

bookshelves: spring-2013, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, under-1000-ratings, those-autumn-years

Read on May 07, 2013


With an Introduction by Ali Smith.

Opening: When Carmella gave me the present of the hearing trumpet she may have forseen some of the consequences.

Starts off in fine style. 90+ yo is sent to an oap home where the inmates have adhere to the Work ( think Gurdjieff). Damp down non-desirous personality traits so that the pure self can shine through. Fun.

Then it all dissolves into something quite choppy and am sure drugs were involved. Up to and including Carmilla's letter of escape=5*, after that point 2* dipping down to 1*

If you get a chance for free give it a go