Houdini Heart by Ki Longfellow Рbook cover, description, publication history. Title: Houdini Heart Author: Ki Longfellow First Published: Rating: 5/5 ( Originally, I gave it a 4, for my lack of enthusiasm for the ending. Compre o livro Houdini Heart na : confira as ofertas para livros em inglês e They draw you into insanity along with the author Ki Longfellow.

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Book Review: Houdini Heart, by Ki Longfellow

Once caught in its pages, there’s no escaping Longfellow’s terrible tale. Houdii story told in first person as if the reader were that person, and you go along, gradually learning why you’re in Vermont and why you’re in River House and what you’ve done.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I have just finished it and I am gobsmacked.

Book Review: Houdini Heart by Ki Longfellow | Read the Gamut

The MasterPoe: This is one of those books that once you begin, and have to put it down for any reason, it calls to you: Everything she does is done with the dedication of the born artist. Which brings her back to the only town in her ambitious life that meant anything to her.

She doesn’t hide and she doesn’t brag and she doesn’t pull longfelkow punches.

It’s the kind of horror I imagine those who suffer something so unbearable endures, so they simply don’t bear it. Born November 17, The young mother finally named the child “Pamela” when required to by the US Vital Records Officethen put her baby in foster care while she worked at many jobs during the last of the war years. And our houdoni is honest, funny, witty, lost, broken yet still standing in her disintigrating world, and so finely drawn that no matter what she’s done, or why, you can’t help but love her understand.


I can hear the woman talking talking talking even now, commenting on her own interesting slide into insanity or into the black hole that is River House or into true sanity which is creative.

In April ofSam Russo, Private Eye, arrived in not one, hludini three books of noir hard-boiled mystery. It flows, it reads itself without you having to put effort into reading.

To a child, the splendid hotel was mysterious and magical and all its glamorous guests knew delicious secrets. As of this has not been completed. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Now I don’t mean to sound dramatic logfellow easily influenced, but I suppose it’s part of each reader understanding the book based on their own experiences.

We watch her react to it. I used to live in Marin County, California.

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I expected to enjoy the ride much more than I did. Jun 15, Roamer rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was huodini concert showcase of Stinkfoot’s songs backed by a full band longfelloow selected cast members including Nikki Lamborn and Vivian and Ki’s daughter Silky Longfellow-Stanshall plus Tony Slattery as narrator and singer.

The person speaking isn’t named. When the infant Pamela contracted pneumoniashe was removed from the foster home.

Scratch that– not loving this novel. Some writers are masterful at this; for instance: And despite the atrocities she describes, she manages to remain utterly likeable. Also, unlike many of the works which the narrator discusses, and which the author evokes within the book, it did not scare me.


A woman at the end of the line, trying to come home. And hhoudini there’s this! The devil is always in houeini details, right? I wound up kii knowing my own knees from my elbows. Even her over-arching metaphor, the Houdini Heart of the title, does not work. Whatever happens, I have a feeling it’ll be creepy and demented. It remains there today as a Bristol landmark. Weeks ago, she was one of Hollywood’s biggest writers, wed to one of its greatest stars.

After that, I had to see for myself so Kk borrowed a copy from them. There are layers, intentional or unintentional, there are sentences where I thought the author was trying to be ‘cool’ and ‘hip’ and overly simplistic and cliche and I didn’t like it at all but then. So steeped in the creations of others she can’t tell her own world from theirs.

But there’s still time and I still keep trying. And despite her “heroines” precarious mental state and loss of equilibrium, the narrative is a perfect balance of terror interwoven with sly humor, without mitigating either. Stinkfoot, a Comic Opera. I used to live in Vermont. Is her experience of the seance real or the product of an insanity-laden mind? Eventually Ki began writing again. I believe Raymond Chandler is a great American writer.

Peter Moss served as musical director.