Book: Vampires in the Lemon Grove
Author: Karen Russell
Recommend: Definitely! This quirky collection of short stories is a must read..
I picked this one up on a recommendation but I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. Her most well known novel, Swamplandia, just didn’t appeal to me but I found the buzz around the author to be intriguing. So when I heard about this collection of short stories and what the title was, I knew I had to give it a try. The author definitely lived up to her buzz. Such an original voice with a unique point of view.
While I could go through and spend a ton of time going through each of the stories and talk about how wonderful and diverse they are with still a common thread and voice unique to the author. I think it is better to experience this one without a whole lot of preamble. This is one author I will be following closely and someone who I will be adding to my library as soon as I can manage it.