'I Transform Hate Into Love'
The Detained of Release Comes In
I recently reviewed Young-Im Lee’s fantastic book, Forgotten Reflections. Young-Im has kindly agreed to give away a whopping 50 ebooks to lucky Examining the Odd readers! Simply click here to enter. Good luck!
This week’s song is Marilyn Manson’s cover of This Is Halloween. I hope you enjoy it!
I’m not too familiar with the work of Spanish painter Remedios Varo, but her work really reminds me of Leonora Carrington’s paintings. This is hardly surprising as Carrington has named Varo as one of her influences.
When struggling riverboat captain Abner Marsh receives an offer of partnership from a wealthy aristocrat, he suspects something’s amiss. But when he meets the hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York, he is certain. For York doesn’t care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh’s dilapidated fleet. Nor does he care that he won’t earn back his investment in a decade. York has his own reasons for wanting to traverse the powerful Mississippi. And they are to be none of Marsh’s concern—no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious his actions may prove.
Forgotten Reflections is a gripping coming of age story set among war and romance. The novel was written by Young-Im Lee. This is a fascinating book and I do not usually dip into the two latter categories but I love intriguing coming of age tales and the backdrop of South Korea also appealed to me. The book was so good that…