Creature

Creature

by Amina Cain

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ISBN-13: 9780984469383
Publisher: Dorothy, a publishing project
Publication date: 11/01/2013
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Amina Cain writes stories that revolve quietly around human relationality, landscape, and emptiness. She is also a curator and a teacher of writing/literature. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as 3rd Bed, DENVER QUARTERLY, La Petite Zine, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA PROJECT, and Action, Yes. She is the author of I GO TO SOME HOLLOW (Les Figues Press, 2009) and CREATURE (Dorothy, a publishing project, 2013). She lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Creature 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
PierresFamily More than 1 year ago
Creature This was an interesting book, but a bit confusing. I liked the fact that these stories were about everyday life, rather than overly-dramatized or  sensationalized, as too many short stories are today. But I found some of the characters’ statements confusing. As someone who normally reads at least 100 books a year, I can honestly say I haven’t ever read anything like these stories, except in a handful of books about the mentally ill. I continuously found myself wondering if the characters or even the author, were mentally ill. There were continued, unorthodox comments such as “I want to see myself here” when a character was in a library, “To be among a crowd hurts me (p. 41),” “I will feel something I don’t actually feel (p. 41),” and “Do you think it’s reality? Yes, it’s real.” If someone said these things in real life, I believe most of us would encourage them to seek therapy. If the characters are supposed to have a mental illness, it would be helpful to tell the readers that from the outset. Having said that, it was quite a treat, to read a book about people who are fellow bibliophiles. I wish more authors would do that!