Plot: (Back of Book) An Under Sheriff struggles to grasp brittle threads of hope within the valley and mountains, his soul tormented by the unanswered questions of crimes he can’t explain and the dead and missing he could not help. The demented Red Women fracture the meaning of being maiden, mother, and crone within the shadows of twisted belief systems. Men and women devolve into the grotesque, drowning in their greed and violence transmuting into creatures too hideous to name. Others find seduction on her rocky hips and release within the baptism of her blood. The valley steeped in cults and crime hides something dark, where mirage plays with the senses, disappearances go unexplained, UFOs and creatures await watching in hunger.
My Review and Thoughts:
A fine mixture of imaginative stories. A deep, dark, powerful example of how to create a basis of short storytelling. This book not only blesses the reader with vibrant story telling but also a spiraling mystery of well thought out and flawlessly executed tales that linger in the mind of the reader.
Blood Mountain is a trip. A bloody trip. A trip of the deep dark recesses of campfire tales and thick black darkness of ideas. The tales haunt. The tales take you on a path you thought you would never go on.
Blood Mountain is a book that is a must experience, a vibrant collection of multiple experiences and in-depth journey of the mind, heart and soul. Brenda created a mythology and folklore reality inside Blood Mountain. Brenda gave her heart into these stories. This being are debut book, it shocks me because of the grand scale of perfection this book of tales has a achieved.
Need something different. Need something unique. Need something to take your mind and thoughts away into another realm of reality, look no further than Blood Mountain.
Truly a one of a kind book of stories. What I love about Blood Mountain once you enter its darkened domain, there is no escaping the vast tunnels of unrelenting tales. The beauty of words and the darkness of imagination weaves themselves together to create a monstrosity of entertainment.
Would I Return to it Again: Great writer, her stories demand to be reread.
Would I Recommend: without a doubt. Solid execution in imagination.
Four Final Words: Imagination run wild. Creative.
My Rating: 4 out of 5