Mostly Dead Things

Mostly Dead ThingsReading Mostly Dead Things Author Kristen Arnett Techotechies.us One Morning, Jessa Lynn Morton Walks Into The Family Taxidermy Shop To Find That Her Father Has Committed Suicide, Right There On One Of The Metal Tables Shocked And Grieving, Jessa Steps Up To Manage The Failing Business, While The Rest Of The Morton Family Crumbles Her Mother Starts Sneaking Into The Shop To Make Aggressively Lewd Art With The Taxidermied Animals Her Brother Milo Withdraws, Struggling To Function And Brynn, Milo S Wife And The Only Person Jessa S Ever Been In Love With Walks Out Without A Word As Jessa Seeks Out Less Than Legal Ways Of Generating Income, Her Mother S Art Escalates Picture A Figure Of Her Dead Husband And A Stuffed Buffalo In An Uncomfortably Sexual Pose And The Mortons Reach A Tipping Point For The First Time, Jessa Has No Choice But To Learn Who These People Truly Are, And Ultimately How She Fits Alongside Them.

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  • Hardcover
  • 354 pages
  • Mostly Dead Things
  • Kristen Arnett
  • English
  • 13 May 2018
  • 9781947793309

10 thoughts on “Mostly Dead Things

  1. says:

    I really enjoyed this novel The physicality of it is impressive Every aspect of living is splayed out the smells, tastes, textures of human bodies interacting without human bodies At the heart of it is a brother and sister, in love with the same woman who leaves them both to pick up the pieces of their lives This family is so tenderly, humanely rendered There is so much...

  2. says:

    This is one of the strangest books I ve ever read, and it was fantastic Florida can be weird, and Kristen Arnett was like, hold my beer, and created a wacky, gut punching gem of a book It s a reminder that families are always changing, families can be flawed, and that learning to be vulnerable is su...

  3. says:

    Despite the neon bright cover that screams Quirky Funny , Mostly Dead Things is Mostly about Sad People, and I didn t find much mirth in this debut maybe a sardonic undercurrent, at best Instead, this is quite a dark story about a family of grieving, emotionally damaged people The narrator, Jessa, has only ever loved one woman, Brynn, but Brynn chose the conventional life of marriage and babies offered by Jessa s brother Milo while continuing to have sex with Jessa on the sly This awkward love triangle holds, barely, until one day Brynn abruptly walks out on them both, also abandoning her teenage children in the process.Around the same time, Jessa and Milo s father kills himself, leaving Jessa struggling to manage the family taxidermy business, and their mother channelling her pain into grotesque, pornographic art made from dead animal parts A family unit devastated by these twin blows, the loss of the binary star at the centre of their collective orbit, is the main narrative strand Interspersed flashbacks delve into Jessa s childhood, and complicated relationships with both her father and Brynn.The bo...

  4. says:

    This fucked me up spectacularly I was simultaneously on the verge of tears, nauseated, and couldn t put it down What a great novel Jesus.

  5. says:

    Phenomenal Queer Ladies Taxidermy Complex Familial Relationships A Small Town a meteor to the gut Read it, k bye.

  6. says:

    Mostly Dead Things, mostly disgusting, dirty and funky, mostly too icky for me, but it was an interesting look into the world of taxidermy The excessive funky descriptions wrapped around all the love ...

  7. says:

    3.5 stars Guts and gore, guts and gore Not convinced that it s all necessary or contributes But a compelling read nonetheless.

  8. says:

    3.5, rounded up.It s no surprise to find Karen Russell blurbing her enthusiasm for this debut novel on the book jacket, since it kept reminding me a LOT , in both style and subject, of Russell s own Swamplandia , which I actually didn t much care for at least not as much as I did this Both concern quirky Florida families, in Russell s tome a family of professional alligator wrestlers, and here, an equally funky family of taxidermists Although It took me an absurdly long time to get through a full week , which friends and followers know usually indicates I am NOT enjoying a book, here I just kind of took a leisurely approach which didn t really indicate any dissatisfaction The book kept my attention, there are some truly wonderful and often humorous set pieces, and the language itself is frequently terrific without being overly fussy There were, I admit, a couple sections that bordered on the gruesome ok, maybe than bor...

  9. says:

    This is a book that, after reading the blurb, I really wanted to love however, I didn t It was fine It was funny at times It was strange I m good with strange, but there was something about this book that just didn t resonate with me.Partly, I think, I just didn t love the main character, Jessa, until nearly the end of the book I found her character tedious at times and I just wanted to shake her I couldn t get into the strange relationship that both her and her brother had with Brynn I also didn t like how Milo, her brother, was basically a non existent parent That didn t sit well at all It had been something like 14 years since Brynn left and still Jessa and Milo couldn t get themselves together.The book also dragged, especially in the middle, but it did pick up at the end Maybe this book is ...

  10. says:

    Received this arc from my local bookstore After reading some reviews I was very excited to read this strange funny book I m sorry to say I was greatly let down The only, slightly strange aspect of the book is that it revolves around taxidermy, which in it of itself isn t that strange As far as reality based books go the strangeness level was set to 1 The characters were all so self loathing it was hard to care about any of them or what they were going through Half the chapters ar...

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