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T to talking about books and people we both new I realized her shyness was the blurry foggy ind reserved but not cold AlcatrazIn every case Shapton is telling stories and making art I had to fight an urge to scroll too uickly through the picture heavy entries and taking these slowly proved particularly rewarding At the Foot of the Bed a series of pictures of beds some from catalogues A Geist posed pictures from celebrityhigh society parties all featuring the same man somewhere and Sirena Da Gali an online catalogue of vintage dresses for sale each have many pictures but also much small
Print To Read And Each to read and each these entries became sinister and uncanny as they stretched out In this interview from The Creative Independent Shapton explains her inspiration and thought processes behind this book I especially appreciated the bits about multi channel storytelling and I thoroughly respect her ideas and their results Not your typical read but all the better for that Note I read an ARC and passages uoted might not be in their final forms Disclosure I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway The issue with museums as a novel loving person is #That You Rely On The #you rely on the Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context I say this in the third person because I m confident I m not the only person with this problem Guest book Ghost stories is for you if you can relate to this thought Guest book Ghost stories is an unorthodox haunted house novel It s mainly pictures of abandoned rooms and house exteriors but there are also some pictures Leanne shapton a legend BOOthis book Had Been On My been on my ever since i d seen it pop up prior to its release on a few different horror focused book lists since i am always on the lookout for off ilter horror i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful thoughtfully designed book it is each story is offset assisted or composed entirely of the author s own photographs and artwork and it looks gorgeous as far as its horror content well let s just say it is so off Speer kilter that it may not be horror no one will ever be scared by this book unless a poltergeistnocks it off the bookshelf or hollows it out and fills the hollows with spiders etc although i ve been conditioned by books like Night Film and House of Leaves to associate floor plans and olde timey photographs with horror stories composed only of these elements which a fair number of these are is not enough to goose my bumps although what have these reindeer seen that is making them so tense to be fair just because i was led to it following a trail of horror breadcrumbs the book itself makes no such claims it identifies itself as a book of ghost stories and it certainly is that haunt ing rather than haunt ed even those stories that are image than text based evoke a particular moodiness less horror than nostalgia where the very nature of photographs as representations or manifestations of something a moment a memory that no longer exists makes them inherently ghostly so in terms of ephemera as ghostiness this book wins and some of them actually do re. He vanishes A series of ghosts appear at their former bedsides some distraught some fascinated to witness their unfamiliar occupants A woman returns from a vis. Ad as horror stories a gentle horror where much is implicit or suggested but it s there if you go looking my favorite story was SIRENA DE GALI which is a perfect example of subtle horror it never announces itself but it is undeniably there in the spooky subtextthis is definitely worth reading but don t let those is undeniably there in the spooky subtextthis is definitely worth reading but don t let those lists "mismanage your expectations it s simply a beautiful book whose ghosts "your expectations it s simply a beautiful book whose ghosts t trying to scare you or even trying too hard to get your attention in fact i couldn t even locate them in some of these stories which is identical to my experience with ghosts IRL so i m not even ashamed of that experience with ghosts IRL so i m not even ashamed of that tl dr BOOcome to my blog 5 out of 5 Surprisingly frightening full of imagination stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you re really alone there Some of the traditional stories have their own strengths a tennis prodigy whose uncanny abilities are perhaps due to an imaginary friend who might not be so imaginary a cellphone video one page ghost story but the real powerful stuff comes from Shapton s juxtaposition of photography and text from the ways in which the reader must project their own story onto the negative space therein Or maybe I m just the Ultralearning kind of reader who when shown a grainy photograph of a room in an old house in a book subtitled ghost stories wants there to be a bump in that particular night and will immediately consider all the ways there could be one this is a strange book parts of it reminded me of the house of leaves the ruminations on spaceshouses being haunted or inhabited by supernatural entitiesforces the ghosts are not always normal ghosts but ghosts of or created by the living failed relationships loneliness etc as it went on the book became eerier dream like there is a vignette within called sirena de gali that i loved it s sort of like if the descriptions of clothes being sold on ebay or in antiue stores were written by their previous owners ghosts consciousness while wearing the items another vignette that i loved was simply called at the foot of the bed where creepy looking catalog pictures of beds were shown the real creepiness hitting you once you read the notes section at the end of the vignette if you re looking for your standard bedsheet dark figure ghost don t worry there are some and they are frightening o in this guest book everyoneeverything is allowed a ghost icebergs dreams uesadillas 1960s style dresses a warning that there is animalilling mentioned in the story ealussua that i found upsettingthis is not even a review lol i just had still have a lot of thoughts about this book after finishing it today Maybe this makes me lowbrow but putting words to pictures in mostly nonsensical ways doesn t make for great literature or even a fairly interesting read I am amazed about the positive hype in the reviews for this book I do think this author is a brilliant artist though The ability to sell this book to a publisher and to lure critics into giving good reviews for something a third grader could have pieced together one afternoon is evidence of a brilliant scam artist. It to Alcatraz with an uncomfortable feeling The spirit of a prisoner has attached himself to you a friend tells her He sensed the empathy you had for those men.
Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Leanne ShaptonThis was such a weird and interesting book that I admit that I didn t
*Completely Get The Title Guest *get The title Guest appears in letters on the coverbut if you tilt the book slightly you will see the letters Ghost Stories appear The book is written in a most uniue manner It is told through a series of photographs passages and other random methods Some of the book was so compelling and interesting most of which revolved around the various photographs some which gave me legitimate chills Other parts fell a bit flat for me I would give this 5 stars in some aspects and one star in others so I settled in the middle A star in others so I settled in the middle A shimmering treat Weighs heavy on the heart This is the weirdest book I ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it Couldn t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form An extra star for how the book smelled I was home visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter Alice My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I d never seen before old dolls and plastic baskets When I asked where they had come from my father said they had found them in the free area at the dump After lunch one day as Alice played in the living room my mother told me a ghost story SinforosaSo to begin with which is the disuieting idea in that passage above That your mother wants to tell you a ghost story or that she chose some toys for your daughter from the trash Leanne Shapton has an IMPRESSIVE RESUME AS AN ARTISTWRITERART DIRECTOR FOR WELL KNOWN resume as an artistwriterart director for well The Ring Of The Dove known and she brings all of these talents to Guestbook Ghost Stories a sort of scrapbook of found photographs original watercolours and added prose that leave the reader with an uncanny sense of dread I suppose that the book s thirty three entries can be thought of as short stories and they range from the very short Public Figure is a prose poem made out of the comments on an Instagram type star s unshown photo So beautifulI loveThat looks relly relaxing to longish Billy Byron charts the rise and fall of a tennis prodigy and the presence on the court that helps his game and destroys his mind complete with many photos and drawings Some entries read like traditional ghost stories and some seem to suggest the things that haunt us in our modern lives In Natura Morta another Instagram style entry sixteen black and white photos of a woman from the Sixties and a woman from today is that Shapton herself are shown without commentary than the number of likes each receive and it makes you wonder about the trajectory of photography and who took the photos of the woman from the past in a time before every pose was meant to be widely shared stalker or lover the male gaze haunts these photos She looked me in the eye and said This is a true story We were at a dinner party a casual one in someone s enormous expensively fitteditchen She had come alone was recently divorced I d met her before but we d never really spoken or found common ground I d always thought she was chilly but when we were sat next to each other at dinner and go. What haunts us What can’t we let go of A tennis prodigy collapses after his wins crediting them to an invisible not entirely benevolent presence until one day.