Song of the Sea God

Song of the Sea God

by Chris Hill


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ISBN-13: 9781908011558
Publisher: Skylight Press
Publication date: 10/11/2012
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

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Song of the Sea God 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished song of the sea god .... Cracking read ... a seamless drop back and forth in styles with rye and respectful nods to influence ....try and imagine the diversity of obscure American folk groups, Anthony Shaffer or the manic street preachers!! Modern twists of comedy drenched in a beautifully classic style of presentation, a bit of an Irvine Welch meets George Eliot. Most chapters are entertaining and even laugh out loud, but then slide swiftly into the unanticipated and macabre. A steady read for the book shy like me, but there’s plenty in there for the well read too. A subtle approach to the convoluted plot idea, much more like a Shakespearian aside than a chubby girl on Pontins factor trying to mimic Beyonce. This would make a great movie incidentally in this modern era of the dark comic twist.
CrookedBooks More than 1 year ago
With a voice that is as raw, unpredictable, and beautiful as the sea, Chris Hill delivers a hauntingly singular, rich debut novel in Song of the Sea God. John Love, a wondrously huge and intriguing character tinged with magical realism, serenades a hermetic island with the sweetly disturbing question, "How are you in yourself?" The reader, along with the islanders, much each face this question as Hill leads us through fascinating plot developments and utterly unforeseeable climaxing events, owning our literary souls with surprisingly virginal and poignant prose. This novel is a lullaby of artistic vision and an absolute treasure. I know you will enjoy it as much as I have. Yours in literature, J.G.C.