Monday 18 April 2022

The Doll's Alphabet

Finished April 5
The Doll's Alphabet by Camilla Grudova

This collection of thirteen stories are set in world's where things are somewhat stranger than ours. From women who unstitch themselves, and reveal their true forms to women who transform once they become mothers. There are strange Gothic houses and a world where women work in factories to support the men they live with. The title story is the shortest one in the book.
Stories have inanimate things like machines that have their own purposes and needs, sconces that transform into other things over time, and people who believe canning is the future. 
Strange surreal stories that are told in such a way that you feel you are the one who is different and what you are reading is normal. Some are disturbing and others just odd, but all of them will have you thinking about what they mean.
Unique and strange these stories will keep coming up in your head after reading. 

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