The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea: Poems (Google eBook)
From the phenomenally bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time comes Mark Haddon’s first collection of poems.
That Mark Haddon’s first book after The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a book of poetry may surprise his many fans; that it is also one of such virtuosity and range will not.
The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea reveals a poet of great versatility and formal talent. All the gifts so admired in Haddon’s prose are in strong evidence here – the humanity, the dark humour, and the uncanny ventriloquism – but Haddon is also a writer of considerable seriousness, lyric power, and surreal invention. This book will consolidate his reputation as one of the most imaginative writers in contemporary literature.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea: PoemsUser Review - Sophie - Goodreads
Worth reading for his poetic retelling of The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan Read full review
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a refreshing collection sprinkled with narrative meta. Read full review
A Rough Guide
After a Beheading
Cabin Doors to Automatic
This Poem is Certificate 18
Christmas Night 1930
The Twilight Zone
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