Silk

Silk

by Caitlín R. Kiernan
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Overview

Silk by Caitlín R. Kiernan

To the residents of her small southern city, second-hand store owner Spyder Baxter is crazy. But her friends and followers know better. Something lives within Spder's brain. Something powerful. Something wonderful. Something dangerous. Pray it never escapes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101212394
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/1998
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 754 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Caitlin R. Kiernan is the author of nine novels, including Silk, Threshold, Low Red Moon, Murder of Angels, Daughter of Hounds, and The Red Tree. Her award-winning short fiction has been collected in six volumes, including Tales of Pain and Wonder; To Charles Fort, With Love; Alabaster; and, most recently, A is for Alien. She has also published two volumes of erotica, Frog Toes and Tentacles and Tales from the Woeful Platypus. Trained as a vertebrate paleontologist, she currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Silk 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
kevinh01 More than 1 year ago
A dark story where there doesn't appear to be heroes or villains in a traditional sense, just people struggling against a horrifying element that is unbelievable and captivating at the same time. There is this quality of blended phrasing/wording that makes you reread parts just to get the meaning beyond what appears obvious. Her characters are believable as every day people, the horrors they face surprising with elements of the supernatural mixed with mental instability that drags you along trying to determine which is the real truth. Cheers for the dark and skittering!
Guest More than 1 year ago
SILK was one of the best books I've read in a while. I could not put it down. I grew so involved with the characters I felt as if the story was taking place in my own back yard.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Are you afraid of spiders? Well, this is one magnificently spidery book. Though the author is a master (or is that mistress?) of lyrical prose, exquisite characterization, mood, and subtext (quantum physics *and* Orpheus in one book!), Silk still manages to touch a lot of our most basic fears and takes full advantage of them. Kiernan's portrait of Birmingham, Alabama, as a brooding post-industrial wasteland is as chilling as the shadowy creatures that may (or may not) stalk its nights. The author's familiarity with the youth subcultures of the early 1990s adds another marvelous dimension to what may be the coolest spooky novel I've read since Poppy Z. Brite's Lost Souls. This novel *proves* once and for all that a book can be scary as hell *and* extremely intelligent at the same time. It certainly deserves the awards it's won and the praise its received from 'big name' authors like Clive Barker and Neil Gaiman.
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Renae Neidlinger More than 1 year ago
A beautifully written gothic tale that you won't be able to put down.
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