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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This has it all, I could not put it down, and I loved the ending. There she was diagnosed, without benefit of a doctor, as a “severe psycho-neurotic. What is the boundary between reality and fiction? Some writers are masterful at this; for instance: But hludini story makes no sense at all.

Houdini Heart by Ki Longfellow

Reality, pure or impure, certain or uncertain, is an illusion. Houdini Heart has been compared to the films of David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock and to the literary works of several authors, including Lovecraft, Poe, Shirley Jackson and Steven King, as well as specifically to The Yellow Wallpaper and House of Leaves, and I can raise no argument against such comparisons. Though descriptions varied somewhat, common to all these cultures was the conception of Wendigos as malevolent, cannibalistic, supernatural beings manitous of great spiritual power.

This is horror all right. I didn’t w Horror is not my thing at all, and although this is horror, it’s also supernatural horror and I love the supernatural. Though descr Whoa that’s creepy! Now back home in his crummy Staten Island room, all he wants is to relax, read books, and go to the movies.

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In a huge departure from her all she’d written before, Longfellow found herself weaving a tale houdink supernatural horror called “Houdini Heart. Once caught in its pages, there’s no escaping Longfellow’s terrible tale.


What a movie it would make. This book and that one. Following on after creating my own Mary Magdalene in The Secret MagdaleneI wrote Flow Down Like Silvera novel about the numinous and gifted Hypatia of Alexandriaa tragically ignored woman of towering intellect who heatt through intellect for what the Magdalene knew in her heart. And longfelloww slowly, over time, tells us what that terrible thing is.

View all 8 comments. Since then, anything Longfellow writes goes immediately on my to-read list, regardless of genre.

All we can do is walk in her shoes, longellow her unusual thoughts, see what she sees or thinks she sees. Of the three narrative strands 1. In late January of she published the art book, biography, and memoir she’d promised Vivian Stanshall she would one day write for him: Jan 10, Keith Murray rated it it was amazing.

I felt that Longfellow was not up to the task. And I enjoyed the mystery of it all–I think too many writers spell things out too soon or too easily and this houdkni doesn’t.

Book Review: Houdini Heart, by Ki Longfellow

Retrieved from ” https: When Vivian died, Ki stopped writing. Don’t want to give away any spoilers, which would be easy to do since everything is connected. Life and story intermingle, finally becoming indistinguishable. This is the story of what one of the book’s real-life characters calls “an ordinary person forced into an extraordinary situation. You think you could never do these things, that you’re not that kind of person, but you’re wrong. It’s rational to fall down a deep dark hole after all she’s been through.

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Dec 12, Nat rated it it was amazing Shelves: Houdini Heart Author s: The MasterPoe: Loved the symbolism, metaphors, vivid imagery and Ki has a very easy-to-read style. Inthey moved into a houseboat moored on the River Thames between Chertsey and Shepperton. She’s a writer still trying to write even though her life is in ruins all around her.


I would recommend this to fans of psychological ficiton, character studies, unusual mysteries and Gothics, as well as fiction about writers. Gripped by River House, trapped in an aging hotel of mirrors only Houdini could escape, how much can haunt a mind before it too is only a thing once imagined?

She appears to be called through a seance from the past, during Harry Houdini’s lifetime s? On September 9, they married in the register office pongfellow Sunbury-on-Thames.

The narrator’s husband considered her his “Houdini Heart”: The writing is exquisite, and I longtellow the voice Longfellow created for this work. Due to frequent moves, Longfellow attended a different school for each grade except the years spent on Oahu. It contains a heroine to die for, or with.

Zanuck and David Brown. It’s everything I love about books. Just as it broke the woman who was called Houdini Heart. Trivia About Houdini Heart.

And then I’ll invite my friends over and join the argument.

Or her suicide note? The doting longfeellow of their golden child. Where did this come from? The main story is about a novelist and screenwriter whose name we never learn, who returns to the town of her childhood and takes up residence in the once-grand-now-dilapidated River House, to live out what we are told from the start will be her final days.