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Elephantasm pdf Elephantasm , ebook Elephantasm , epub Elephantasm , doc Elephantasm , e-pub Elephantasm , Elephantasm 55739d032c1 After She Is Left Homeless In The Wake Of Brutal Family Tragedies, Year Old Annie Is Shipped Off To Serve As A Scullery Maid On The Exotic Smolte Estate Rupert, The Handsome Young Son, Is One Of The First To Introduce Annie To The Perverse And Obsessive World Of A Family Consumed With All That Is Dark, Decadent, And Violent


10 thoughts on “Elephantasm

  1. says:

    oh the beguiling wonders of the Exotic East, the Ancient Orient, of heat and spice and jungle, of India oh the enchanting lures of Gold and Status oh the captivating charm of Power Over Women, to bend them to your will, to make of them your puppets oh the bewitching promise of Revenge, bold bloody there is a ...


  2. says:

    A book I actually wanted to finish reading, which is rare nowadays Only Tanith Lee for me from now on .I had to come back on here to add that this book is a masterpiece It is one of the best novels I ve read by Lee, and as another Tanith Lee lover told me, once you read her works you re spoiled for everything else Tanith Lee, you are a Goddess of writing I...


  3. says:

    Yucky Didn t like it There was a main character for a little while but then she was forgotten so I m not sure who we were supposed to care about.I won t lie, I wantedsex It was just a TEASE A TEASE I SAY.


  4. says:

    2.5 stars Good writing as usual for Lee but I didn t end up caring much for the story.


  5. says:

    I think I am becoming less tolerant of orientalism in fiction, and hence I enjoyed this novel less than I otherwise might have the self absorption and tyranny of English colonists in India might be the ultimate intended takeaway of Elephantasm, but there s a lot of exotic , potentially demonic Hindu rituals before we get there.It is, peculiarly, among the most traditionally constructed of the Tanith Lee novels that I have so far read her works often melt like sugar on the tongue, elusive conc I think I am becoming less tolerant of orientalism in fiction, and hence I enjoyed this novel less than I otherwise might have the self absorption and tyranny of English colonists in India might be the ultimate intended takeaway of Elephantasm, but there s a lot of exotic , potentially demonic Hindu rituals before we get there.It is, peculiarly, among the most traditionally constructed of the Tanith Lee novels that I have so far read her works often melt like sugar on the tongue, elusive concoctions of imagery and speculative premise, but this one hadsubstance, a wider focus on the cast of characters, a plot which moved back and forth between past and present This didn t entirely work at the beginning we find ourselves in Annie Ember s consciousness, as we often are within that of Lee s young heroines, and the fictional world, from Annie s perspective, reads like a gothic fantasia of Victorian London, dim and narrow and bleak and full of forces outside of Annie s own kno...


  6. says:

    So very, very good I can t recommend this dark, strange, beguiling novel enough.


  7. says:

    The mythology of India never sparked my interest until I encountered its lush traditions transported into the eerie, secluded, country estate in Elephantasm Artfully written fantasy merges Dickensian England with living Hindu myths in a tale of poetic justice for colonial misdeeds.


  8. says:

    It s like 50 shades of grey were set during the industrial era and the author actually acknowledged that the Christian Grey character is an abusive pig With some serious fetishising of India I think you could read through most of this book and not even realise that it s fantasy or there s any kind of supernatural element to the story.I mostly enjoyed this book I...


  9. says:

    Typical Tanith Lee, it s chock full of strangeness.Spectacular imagery as always , beautiful and inventive use of language This novel also featured a common type of character for Lee the strong silent stone Annie has a bitspark than some of Lee s other ladies, but mostly she does nothing to move herself around in her own fate I loved the twists and turns of this novel, I loved the monkey show, and of course the way the monkeys were described I loved the coldness of all the family Typical Tanith Lee, it s chock full of strangeness.Spectacular imagery as always , beautiful and inventive use of language This novel also featured a common type of character for Lee the strong silent stone Annie has a bitspark than some of Lee s other ladies, but mostly she does nothing to move herself around in her own fate I loved the twists and turns of this novel, I loved the monkey show, and of course the way the monkeys were described I loved the coldness of all the family me...


  10. says:

    Ahh, 90s dark fantasy There s nothing like it For good or bad I don t know This book has so many stock elements, yet it is rich, cloying and thick like the air and gods of India which infiltrate it Lee follows her usual pattern of writing labyrinthine fantasy with a few sidesteps into horror and erotica I like her cleanerdirect works better Biting the Sun is an amazing dystopian novel, written37 yearsbefore dystopian lit became the trendy thing it is now , but I still had fun Ahh, 90s dark fantasy There s nothing like it For good or bad I don t know This book has so many stock elements, yet it is rich, cloying and thick like the air and gods of India which infiltrate it Lee follows her usual pattern of writing labyrinthine fantasy with a few sidesteps into hor...


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