Saturday, January 03, 2015

Wanderings on Darker Shores, Cora Pop

Well, my last post listed some of my favorite books for 2014. I've already got one for my 2015 list, Wanderings on Darker Shores, by Cora Pop. 2014, 201 pages. ISBN# = 9780993939303


I’ve read and enjoyed some of Cora Pop’s writings before at her blog, Chick With a Quill. Mostly she had shared poetry that was dark but very human. I loved her use of language so when I found out about Wanderings on Darker Shores I bought it. This is a collection of mostly short stories with a few poems. The language is, as I expected, eerie and lyrical. What I was somewhat surprised at was the depth of story in these tales. The tales are mostly short but crammed full of thought and detail. Like most good writers, I’m sure Ms. Pop has influences across a broad spectrum. I particularly noted shades of Poe and Lovecraft in these tales. My advice on this one would be: come for the language, stay for the story. 

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20 comments:

sage said...

I'll have to check this out--I have from time-to-time read her blog

Charles Gramlich said...

Sage, good writing.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for the tip!


ALOHA and Happy New Year to both of you from Honolulu!
ComfortSpiral
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Vesper said...

Charles, I'm so glad you liked my stories... Thank you for the shoutout and the great review. Very, very, very much appreciated! :-) :-) :-)

Keith West said...

Is there an electronic edition of this book? Due to space constraints, I try to buy ebooks when possible these days.

Charles Gramlich said...

Cloudia, :)

Vesper, no prob. Good stories and poems.

Keith West, I don't think there is at present. I'll have to try and find out from the author about her plans.

Riot Kitty said...

Interesting recommendation. I like anything inspired by Poe.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Charles, I'll check this out too. That is a terrific cover.

Charles Gramlich said...

Riot Kitty, me too generally.

Prashant, yes, very cool.

the walking man said...

I loved reading the proofs for this book, I learned more about a type of story telling I have never been very good at in those few weeks.

No electronic edition yet Cora wanted to try traditional for her first book, but with a little nudging I think we could push her to a second which would free her mind up yo e-book this one.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I love her name!

Charles Gramlich said...

Mark, Yeah, I didn't think she'd put out the ebook yet. Great work.

Patti, yes, tis cool.

Oscar said...

I might have to give this a read.

Charles Gramlich said...

Oscar, I quite enjoyed it.

Brian Miller said...

nice. she def rocks....have been a fan of hers for quite some time....

Erik Donald France said...

Nifty review of what looks to be a cool book `!

Charles Gramlich said...

Brian, excellent.

Erik, indeed it is.

SzélsőFa said...

I have been following Vesper's blog for ages and I agree with you on her talent. She definitely has a way with words.

Shauna Roberts said...

Thanks, Charles. I'm always looking for cool new things to read, and I had never heard of Cora Pop until this post. Please keep the recommendations coming!

Charles Gramlich said...

Szelsofa, indeed.

Shauna, tis quite good