The Red Tree

The Red Tree PDF The Red Tree Author Caitl N R Kiernan Thomashillier.co.uk Sarah Crowe Left Atlanta, And The Remnants Of A Tumultuous Relationship, To Live Alone In An Old House In Rural Rhode Island Within Its Walls She Discovers An Unfinished Manuscript Written By The House S Former Tenant A Parapsychologist Obsessed With The Ancient Oak Growing On A Desolate Corner Of The Property And As The Gnarled Tree Takes Root In Her Imagination, Sarah Risks Her Health And Her Sanity To Unearth A Revelation Planted Centuries Ago.

  • 4.5
  • 868
  • English
  • 01 July 2017
  • Audiobook
  • The Red Tree
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan

10 thoughts on “The Red Tree

  1. Steve says:

    I have admired Caitlin Kiernan s short stories for some time now, so I was excited about finally getting to one of her novels I wasn t disappointed The Red Tree is a very ambitious effort, an accomplished metafiction that is certainly horrific, but also stands as a piece of literature It s a damn shame the book is saddled with some of the worst, and most misleading, cover art I ve seen in some time It s packaged as a YA novel, with a brooding goth chick on the front If I were to rate this, I have admired Caitlin Kier...

  2. Michael Fierce says:

    No offence to the illustrator of the officially published cover but here is theappropriate cover that better represents the content soul of the book.

  3. Bark says:

    Sarah Crowe is a writer suffering from writer s block after her relationship with her girlfriend comes to a devastating end She decides to rent an isolated old farm house out in the boonies of Rhode Island to recover and hide from the world.Whilst poking around in the home she comes across an old typewriter which eventually leads her to a manuscript obsessing on the red tree on the property written by a previous renter who committed su...

  4. David Wilson says:

    There are few things that terrify methan the thought of my brain ceasing to function properly I can imagine dozens of truly horrifying situations and experiences I might be forced to endure, but I know from simple moments where I can t remember a name, or a word that I should be intimately familiar with, that if I had to question my own sanity, or worry that others were questioning it, I d be off the ledge and free falling pretty quickly.In The Red Tree, Caitlin Kiernan delivers exactly t There are few things that terrify methan the thought of my brain ceasing to function properly I can imagine dozens of truly horrifying situations and experiences I might be forced to endure, but I know from simple moments where I can t remember a name, or a word that I should be intimately familiar with, that if I had to question my own sanity, or worry that others were questioning it, I d be off the ledge and free falling pretty quickly.In The Red Tree, Caitlin Kiernan delivers exactly that fear through the words and thoughts of her protagonist, Sarah Crowe Sarah has left behind a life crippled by the suicide of her lover, whose name we never learn because when she writes about her, she calls her by another name She has retreated to a small house in Rhode Island to write her next novel and get herself together The author also manages to make you care that both of these things, in fact, happen The author is not to be trusted.Sarah finds that the previous tenant of her new r...

  5. Matt Schiariti says:

    I was pulled in by the good reviewsand left disappointed.Let me preface this by saying I don t mind character driven stories I don t mind moody and atmospheric stories that can sometimes leave the reader withquestions than answers I don t need everything spelled out In the world of creepy novels, sometimes the less that s said, the better because the imagination takes off and can creep you outthan what s written.All of that being said, I was bored to tears and completely not I was pulled in by the good reviewsand left disappointed.Let me preface this by saying I don t mind character driven stories I don t mind moody and atmospheric stories that can sometimes leave the reader withquestions than answers I don t need everything spelled out In the world of creepy novels, sometimes the less that s said, the better because the imagination takes off and can creep you outthan what s written.All of that being said, I was bored to tears and completely not creeped out or disturbed by this novel which seems to be just a bunch of rambling thoughts with no real story to pin it all together.Sarah Crowe is an author She is also a lesbian which really shouldn t matter all that much if it weren t ...

  6. Derek Pegritz says:

    Please ignore the god awful, paranormal romance cover art This book is not even VAGUELY romanticthough it certainly is paranormal Cait Kiernan is one of my favourite authors, and this is beyond any shadow of a doubt her best book since Threshold, the first of her longer works I d ever read The Red Tree is a swirling, delerious, and very troubling descent into the same realm of New England horror first mapped out by Hawthorne and H P Lovecraft but, unlike their works, this one has no t Please ignore the god awful, paranormal romance cover art This book is not even VAGUELY romanticthough it certainly is paranormal Cait Kie...

  7. Erin says:

    I wanted to like thisthan I did A glance through the other negative ambivalent reviews shows a lot of disappointment in harsh language, andthan a touch of thinly veiled homophobia let me say now, clearly and unequivocally those were not my issues with this book I think the narrator s Sarah s voice got to me, which made it difficult to enjoy the book, since it s written in the form of her journal She should be an incredibly sympathetic character within the first few pages, y I wanted to like thisthan I did A glance through the other negative ambivalent reviews shows a lot of disappointment in harsh language, andthan a touch of thinly veiled homophobia let me say now, clearly and unequivocally those were not my issues with this book I think the narrator s Sarah s voice got to me, which made it difficult to enjoy the book, since it s written in the form of her journal She should be an incredibly sympathetic character within the first few pages, you know that a she s been...

  8. Scott says:

    A haunting, beautifully wrought exercise in uncertainty that pushes just about every button I have when it comes to tension, horror, and the supernatural Kiernan hates to be called a horror writer, and while part of me sypmathizes the rest of me doesn t give a damn Horror wouldn t be a shame to be associated with if it were primarily identified with this sort of multi faceted and subtle work This is a gobsmackingly good study of stress, illness, inevitability, folklore, haunted places, an A haunting, beautifully wrought exercise in uncertainty that pushes just about every button I have when it comes to tension, horror, and the supernatural Kiernan hates to be called a horror writer, and while part of me sypmathizes the rest of me doesn t give a damn Horror wouldn t be a shame to be associated with if it were primarily identified with this sort of multi faceted and subtle work This is ...

  9. Connie says:

    Writer Sarah Crowe came north to Rhode Island to try to forget an upsetting relationship that had a tragic end Hoping that a change of location will cure her writer s block, she rents an old house with a huge red oak tree several hundred years old sitting at the edge of the property In the dank basement Sarah f...

  10. Adam Nevill says:

    A compelling epistolary tale of a woman coming apart in an old house steeped in ghastly folklore and legend Really enjoyed and admired the entwining of historical documents with the strangeness of the unfolding drama in the story For fans of Picnic at Hanging Rock the picnic scene here and some of t...

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