Granta Horror Author John Freeman are Kindle Note There is t
Granta 117: Horror Author John Freeman are Kindle Note There is than one author in the database with this name.John Freeman is an award winning writer and book critic who has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal Freeman won the 2007 James Patterson Pageturner Award for his work as the president of the National Book Critics Circle, and was the editor of Granta from 2009 to 2013 He lives in New York City, where he teaches at NYU and edits a new literary biannual called Freeman s.. It haunts us it stalks us it shapes us It creeps into our dreams and, if we allow it, can plague our ponderings of the future The same monsters that lived under our childhood beds can reappear, alive and toothsome, in our adult lives And perhaps most frightening of all without reason or apology, one person s fancy is another person s torment Granta 117 takes a staIt haunts us it stalks us it shapes us It creeps into our dreams and, if we allow it, can plague our ponderings of the future The same monsters that lived under our childhood beds can reappear, alive and toothsome, in our adult lives And perhaps most frightening of all without reason or apology, one person s fancy is another person s torment Granta 117 takes a stab at understanding the phenomenon that is horror.With award winning writing, Granta has illuminated the most complex issues of modern life In 117, Stephen King writes of a retired judge who pays repeated visits to a patch of sand capable of predicting human mortality Don DeLillo climbs into the head a moviegoer turned stalker Joy Williams writes of a father with a grown son even stranger and less stable than he suspects Rajesh Parameswaran presents us with a tiger who narrates its own escape from a zoo and its subsequent terrorizing of a neighborhood, while Daniel Alarcon explores the phenomenon of staged, high camp blood baths And Mark Doty ruminates on a close encounter between Walt Whitman and Bram Stoker Also new work by Paul Auster, Will Self, and Julie Otsuka.Come along Hold tight Get scared. Popular Book Granta 117: Horror They should call the magazine Garbage instead of Granta! This edition pretends to explore the horror genre but all it produces is a book full of horrifically pretentious and soul-crushingly boring stories. Will Self’s False Blood prattles on about his heroin addiction with ridiculously verbose language – hey, lookit me, I’m edumacated, I has a degree an’ everthing! Paul Auster’s Your Birthday Has Come and Gone is Auster posturing yet again. He drones on about this and that, nothing really, in the second person no less, and it’s awful to read. I don’t know what I saw in him before but my only excuse is that I read him when I was a dumb teenager! Don DeLillo’s The Starveling is about a man who spends his days watching films. DeLillo has got to be the most overrated author alive. His prose has the startling ability to be forgotten as you’re reading it. Roberto Bolano’s The Colonel’s Son is a lengthy description of a fictional b-movie – seriously. The other stories, all by unknown writers, show why said writers are unknown. They read like bad creative writing assignments written by students. Oh, the horror of a man losing his wife. Oh, the horror of losing a relative. Oh, the horror of… er… being a tiger! The only writer who gamely makes an effort is also the most famous name by far in the collection: Stephen King – and I say that as a guy who doesn’t like King all that much anymore! His story, The Dune, is about a haunted dune which sounds like a parody of a King story but that's just the kind of stuff he writes. It’s not great and it’s got a campfire ending but it’s the only story that feels like it’s trying – the others were just concerned with wanking each other off. I’ve never read an edition of Granta before and, after this atrocious book, I’ll never feel the urge again. Granta 117: Horror is a steaming pile of wannabe-literary turds. Avoid!