Yellowcake Yellowcake brings together ten short stories from the extraordinarily talented Margo Lanagan each of them fiercely original and quietly heartbreaking The stories range from fantasy and fairy tale to h

  • Title: Yellowcake
  • Author: Margo Lanagan
  • ISBN: 9781742374789
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
  • Yellowcake brings together ten short stories from the extraordinarily talented Margo Lanagan each of them fiercely original and quietly heartbreaking The stories range from fantasy and fairy tale to horror and stark reality, and yet what pervades is the sense of humanity The people of Lanagan s worlds face trials, temptations, and degradations They swoon and suffer andYellowcake brings together ten short stories from the extraordinarily talented Margo Lanagan each of them fiercely original and quietly heartbreaking The stories range from fantasy and fairy tale to horror and stark reality, and yet what pervades is the sense of humanity The people of Lanagan s worlds face trials, temptations, and degradations They swoon and suffer and even kill for love In a dangerous world, they seek the solace and strength that comes from family and belonging These are stories to be savored slowly and pondered deeply because they cut to the very heart of who we are

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    1. As a short story reader, it was a bit of a surprise that I didn’t pick up a Margo Lanagan short until after I’d polished off her two novels, though now that I have I fear the flood gates have opened. As with her larger works, I must emphatically state that Lanagan’s work is not for every reader, but there is just something about her twisted world view that keeps drawing me in. Her mind works in short stories. With Tender Morsels I became overwhelmed with the story and emotions, unable to d [...]

    2. man i was really hoping to be more into this collection than i waslike i loved her previous sets of short stories? especially white time, that was my jam. so when i saw yellowcake was coming out i pretty much threw a party and ordered it as fast as my fingers could typeidk, most of these stories felt pretty weaksauce. like the summary sells it as 'strange disturbing weirdness! good times!!!!' and i read it and it just wasn't weird enough? if you're going to sell me a collection on the basis of ' [...]

    3. Hmm. Normally, opening up a book by Margo Lanagan is like dipping your toes into a cool spring laced with diamonds, rubies, and broken doll parts. Beautiful and strange. Yet refreshing. This collection did not impact me the way her other works have, and I am sad. Maybe it's me's probably me. I didn't "get" most of the stories in the collection. In fact, I had already begun my research online in order to understand two of them, when I discovered the author's "where these stories started" bit in t [...]

    4. the stories cased within this beautiful cover are not simple tales to read and flippantly comment on. they are convoluted and mysterious, beautiful and twistedly grotesque. heads remains looming in my mind, the story in which a golden haired boy portrays innocence and busyness and a sense of purpose in a horrible world where something awful has happened and he's not sure why. also ferryman, which broke my heart with its light and loving banter between father and daughter ("scowling sarah") combi [...]

    5. Quick—someone teach me how to review a short story collection. I’m afraid I didn’t take notes on individual stories as I read this, so just a few words on the collection as a whole.The book’s afterword explains not only Lanagan’s inspiration for each of these stories, which I found interesting to read, but also that the majority of these stories have been previously published elsewhere. If you’ve been a dedicated YA short story anthology reader, particularly of the SFF kind, then you [...]

    6. Beautiful cover, dull collection. I didn't mind that it proclaimed itself as "beyond the perimeters of normal" as the inside jacket states (after all, strange can turn out to be divine), but I honestly got the impression that the stories themselves were just odd for the sake of being odd and served no real purpose. There was more than one that I simply did not understand, and honestly the stories themselves often weren't even interesting enough for me to care to figure them out. I've read that M [...]

    7. *Sigh*I wish I could write short stories like Margo Lanagan. Or at all, really.I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance copy of 'Yellowcake' - and I've spent the last week or so, on and off, just dipping into and out of this, her most recent collection of short stories. Lanagan has, for a long time now, been one of my favourite practitioners of this particular writing craft; a combination of her imaginative use of language, her vivid and left-of-centre ideas, and her capacity to say so m [...]

    8. Lanagan's stories have a startling originality, in fact they are so fresh that a few of the them were confusing (The Point of Roses) but the best of them (Night of the Firstlings and Ferryman). These last two started obscurely and the truth was slowly doled out. Many of the stories were based in part on legends or received tales that Lanagan reworks to make them new.Since this collection is designated as Young Adult I kept trying to imagine how they would read to the designated over twelve audie [...]

    9. Yellowcake was a very odd book. I found the stories really strange and had to force myself to finish it and was relieved because I didn't have to read it anymore. The endings of the short stories and the overall plots of them were hard to follow (for me anyway). The strangest one was 'heads' which from what I gathered was about a boy who measured the circumference of dead people's heads!There was only one story out of the ten that I kind of liked but was still a bit odd 'the golden shroud' which [...]

    10. I was really looking forward to this. Modern fairy-tale-like stories; magic realism; poetic language.This made me want to claw my eyes out, and I actually didn't finish the very last story. I came close and realized life was too short for bad writing.OK, that's harsh. I don't know that it was "bad," per se. It might be SOME people's cup of tea. It just wasn't MINE. Two of the stories actually have stuck with me, a couple weeks later, enough that I can bring them to mind I guess those two were su [...]

    11. Margo Lanagan's ingenuity as a writer never ceases to startle and delight me. She is my favourite writer of the short story, and this is another brilliant collection of her work. This book will sit on my shelf alongside Black Juice, White Time, Red Spikes (short story collections), as well as two of her fantasy novels, Tender Morsels and Sea Hearts/The Brides of Rollrock Island.

    12. I wanted to like this book so badly. I love short stories and the second one in the book is based on fairy tales -- my favourite! And yet After I read the first two stories I put the book aside with a sigh, knowing that I had no interest in reading beyond that point. If I couldn't enjoy a story of Rapunzel reworked, I wasn't going to like any of it. It's sad, I wanted to love this.

    13. Complete and total whack-a-doo! The writing was good, but not overwhelming. What was overwhelming was the total bananapantz-ness of the stories. I like Donald Barthleme more than the next man, but when the story is so confusing that I can't figure out what is going on 8 pages into a 20 page story, that's not economical, that is, as I said before, bananapantz (and yes, it does get the "z").

    14. I absolutely loveloveloveloveloved all of these stories. The very last one took me a couple tries to really get my head around. I've been a Lanagan fan for a long time now so I wasn't surprised to find myself sucked into each of these little fantasy worlds. Wowza.

    15. I found this to be pretentious, unappealing, and baffling (in a bad way). I don't think this a major enough contender to struggle through it any longer.

    16. this was the book I thought "the bloody chamber" would be. loved it, highly recommended if you like folklore/fairy tales

    17. Margo Lanagan's stories are hard to categorise, because like dreams, they never settle into anything predictable or sit in any one genre. The stories here drift from fairytale to parable to supernatural, full of evocative, emotional scenery. The full category of senses is covered, and the stories often seem to be more about sensation and capturing a scene than creating a rounded plot with beginning, middle and end. This led me to some vague sense of incompleteness with some stories, but if you t [...]

    18. This is my first encounter with Margo Lanagan's work, and it did not leave a good first impression. This collection of short stories was poorly written -- where was her editor for this?? The stories were a bit too short with a plethora of plot holes and jargon (and very few context clues to explain the jargon). I read this for a Young Adult Literature class in my teacher education program -- I would absolutely NOT use this or recommend it for any of my students, unless we were looking at example [...]

    19. Hmm. This collection is a bit of a conundrum for me. At best, one story (The Point of Roses) had a few of the most beautifully-written passages I've ever read; however, I can't really say I enjoyed the process of reading the it. The prose in this collecting is amazingly elusive--perhaps to a fault. I was terribly, maddeningly confused by the authors trickstery use of language, yet I kept going back for more. This is definitely a collection that you have to work for. I can't say that it is a book [...]

    20. The problem with reviewing a short story collection, as with an essay collection, is that not all of the entries are equal in quality and enjoyment. I definitely enjoyed the stories based on fairytales more than the dystopian tales, although "A Catastrophic Disruption of the Head" was certainly dystopian and probably the best of the bunch. I think Lanagan's style, while intriguing, is just a bit too florid for me.

    21. It felt less surprising and subversive than the other two collections I’ve read, but still full of unexpected twists and sadnesses.

    22. (My reviews are intended for my own info as a language arts teacher: they serve as notes and reflections for teaching and recommending to students. Therefore, spoilers may be present, but will be hidden.)Hmmm, how to describe Margo Lanagan's writing? Quirky, beguiling, confusing, harsh, clever, humorous, stunning, zany. With Lanagan, there is beauty in the simplicity, universality in the complexity. I have not read anything like the works of Lanagan. Another thing about her writing is that I thi [...]

    23. Almost everyone loves cake, but this is a completely different kind of slice!Yellowcake, almost everyone I know loves cake, am I right? Well with this particular anthology I would have to say it will really only appeal to a certain slice of people. Those that don’t mind their fiction being disjointed, vague, obscure and dare I say…odd. While I enjoyed it, I honestly don’t know of anyone that I would recommend it to. It was just that strange. Literally it felt like it was all over the field [...]

    24. Some of the stories were interesting. However, many were just too weird for me & I normally like weird. Disappointing

    25. I got a copy of this book to review through the Vine program. Previously I had read Lanagan’s Brides of Rollrock Island and really loved it. This was a collection of short stories that I enjoyed overall. Some stories were spectacular and some were a bit hard to follow.This is a collection of stories that span fantasy, horror, and paranormal genres. Some of the stories are really well done, a couple I had to reread to figure out exactly what was going on. In general Lanagan tends to be a bit v [...]

    26. Yellow Cake is a collection of 10 short stories written by Margo Lanagan. Each story has a different plot to it and each story has its own way of changing reality. One story I enjoyed very much was Into the Clouds on High. It was about a boy trying to accept his mother would go away into another life. Another story I enjoyed was Night of the Firstlings. It is a story told from the point of view of a boy during the time of Moses. The boy questions his faith while things happen around him. I recom [...]

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