Josh Coblentz Reviews Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic for HTMLGIANT

Josh Coblentz at HTMLGIANT calls Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic by Chris Tysh a “triumph”:Our_Lady_Of_The_Flower_Echoic_Chris_Tysh_Front_Cover

However, the original, in all its poetic imagination did not have the compressed punch that regulated poetry is able to deliver, at least not throughout the entire work. Rather, the original novel reads as if trudging through the muck of Genet’s subconscious desires in order to find anything worth building metaphysical meaning out of. What Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic succeeds in doing is adding further restraint onto the original text in order to pull out the skeletal story of the original novel, which is the story, metaphorically—through a constant changing and killing off of self—of becoming an artist.

Read Coblentz’s full review here.

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