NEW The Garden of Blue Roses Þ Michael Barsa


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    NEW The Garden of Blue Roses Þ Michael Barsa ”I didn’t trust his death Father was an author He was words You can’t kill words can’t lock them up and

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    Michael Barsa Æ 7 Read Read Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Æ Michael Barsa Read The Garden of Blue Roses But wait you say you're the author Let me explainSometimes love happens all at once There it is Boom LOVE Other times it’s a gradual recognition a process of allowing yourself to fall into the feeling—it’s a form of humility really saying to yourself right here in this messy reality is where I’ll choose to reside This is how I’d de

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    NEW The Garden of Blue Roses Þ Michael Barsa Reading American author Michael Barsa’s The Garden of Blue Roses I was thoroughly enchanted uite the debut novel Since so much of the tale lies in its style as much as its action other than noting how the story is narrated by twenty something Milo Crane in the aftermath of the death via automobile crash of his mother and

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    NEW The Garden of Blue Roses Þ Michael Barsa This novel took me on a journey that was well out of my comfort zone At the same time it gripped me so firmly I couldn’t put it downA famous horror writer and his wife are killed in a car accident Somewhere in their 20’s or early 30’s their daughter Karla and son Milo are left to cope with mourning fans a large house full of haunting memories and a fortune During the course of the story we are immersed in one of

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    Read The Garden of Blue Roses Read Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Æ Michael Barsa Michael Barsa Æ 7 Read I once reviewed a book giving it 2 stars with a bit of shrill teenage disappointment tainting my words I was mortified when the author of this book liked my review that day I couldn't sleep that night Why couldn'

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    Read Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Æ Michael Barsa NEW The Garden of Blue Roses Þ Michael Barsa Michael Barsa Æ 7 Read Ah the fiction that plays out in our lives and what we believe to be true  The power of the written word cannot be deniedA house with its avenues of gaping darkness a hallway not unlike a gullet strange echoes shifting shadows  A family with unnatural dynamics lives here  Mother and Father are gone now but grown  brother and sister re

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    Michael Barsa Æ 7 Read Read Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Æ Michael Barsa NEW The Garden of Blue Roses Þ Michael Barsa Milo Crane I sort of adore you You're strange eccentric and uite funny I enjoyed being inside your head and I do love your dark humor I liked this book but I did find it a bit confusing at times The author definitely keeps you on your toes You never really know what is really happening or who is telling the truth or what is truth and what is imagination It left me at times with my head spinning I didn't real

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    NEW The Garden of Blue Roses Þ Michael Barsa I was originally drawn to this book because of the praise it received from Alice Sebold who wrote a book I really loved called The Lovely Bones That plus I love all things horror It's a beautifully written novel with unforgettable poetic prose making me think of the better works of VC Andrews and it had me thinking back to all kinds of mystery films from Alice Sweet Alice to The Last Will and Testament of Rosa

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    Read Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Æ Michael Barsa NEW The Garden of Blue Roses Þ Michael Barsa Michael Barsa Æ 7 Read Creepy and slow burning sometimes funny it ends on a wonderfully unexpected laugh this gothic novel—the first I’ve ever read—is funMichael Barsa is a writer’s writer as well as being one of my Goodreads friends An

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    NEW The Garden of Blue Roses Þ Michael Barsa In this excellent story we meet Milo Crane one of the least reliable unreliable narrators I have encountered thus far In a novel strewn with Gothic touches there are also other characters who feel less than real at least part of the time Even on the sunny days of this novel there is a mist over the characters Barsa has created a contemporary Gothic atmosphere in Vermont basing his tale on the family of a writ

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  • Paperback
  • 248
  • The Garden of Blue Roses
  • Michael Barsa
  • English
  • 10 June 2020
  • 9781630230616

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Read Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Æ Michael Barsa The Garden of Blue Roses characters × eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Michael Barsa Æ 7 Read St violent villain Or is Milo imagining things He’s not sure That all changes the day the gardener discovers something startling in the woods Suddenly Milo is fighting for his life forced to confront the power of fictional identity as he uncovers the shocking truth about his own dysfunctional family and the supposed accident that claimed his parents’ liv. Milo Crane I sort of adore you You re strange eccentric and uite funny I enjoyed being inside your head and I do love your dark humor I liked this book but I did find it a bit confusing at times The author definitely keeps you on your toes You never really know what is really happening or who is telling the truth or what is truth and what is imagination It left me at times with my head spinning I didn t really find this book scary at all but it is unsettling at times One thing I do need to mention is that Michael Barsa writes so beautifully and for that alone you should read this book Thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review

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Read Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Æ Michael Barsa The Garden of Blue Roses characters × eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Michael Barsa Æ 7 Read InksMilo settles into a uiet routine constructing model Greek warships and at last building a relationship with his sister Klara who's home after a failed marriage and brief career as an English teacher Then Klara hires a gardener to breathe new life into their overgrown estate There's something odd about him something eerily reminiscent of their father's mo. I once reviewed a book giving it 2 stars with a bit of shrill teenage disappointment tainting my words I was mortified when the author of this book liked my review that day I couldn t sleep that night Why couldn t he have read the review I wrote of his first book that I LOVED Would he ever know how much I admired his work Why oh why did he have to read my pouty review with a laundry list of his sins according to me How would I feel to read a similar review of something I had written CRINGEI mention this to give you an idea of why the prospect of an author reading my review of their book is daunting to say the least I wasn t sure how this was going to go given that I ve known Michael Barsa as a Goodreads friend for the last few years I try to be as honest as possible in my reviews for better or worse Imagine my deep flooding relief as I turned the pages of his debut novel thinking this man can write And then minutes later I m loving itThis tension filled story features Milo our creepy narrator who lives with his sister Klara after the mysterious death of their parents It seems like everything is better now because their father a famous horror writer was a damaging man as ghastly as some of the characters in in his books Milo and Klara s peaceful existence is threatened when Klara hires Henri a famous garden designer to work on their property Reality becomes murky The air turns sinister Family secrets are unearthed as the spade digs deeper and it s not a bed of roses Not everyone will get out of this aliveFor readers who enjoy the muddy death infused world of the gothic this will hit the mark For readers who reuire a literary infusion in the books they read you can check that box too It became clear to me that what Michael Barsa has created within these pages is actually a pretty passionate love letter that goes something like this Dearest Shirley Jackson To my one and only love Bram Stoker Mary my darling Shelley I love you all Sherlock Holmes Miss Havisham even you Mr Hyde you all Turn my Screws In my words you and your monsters live on in a sumptuously decaying shrine of devotion With all my heart MBCongratulations to Michael Barsa on this book this love letter that would have made the recipients proud to receiveI m happy to report that in private messages the author acknowledged and agreed with the points I made We had such a nice conversation Now I will aspire to be as humble as gracious as open and as honest as he if I am ever blessedtalentedhardworking enough to be published one day

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Read Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Æ Michael Barsa The Garden of Blue Roses characters × eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Michael Barsa Æ 7 Read A car lies at the bottom of an icy ravine Slumped over the steering wheel dead is the most critically acclaimed horror writer of his time Was it an accident His son Milo doesn't care For the first time in his life he's free No nightmarish readings spooky animal rites or moonlit visions of his father in the woods with a notebook and vampire make upOr so he th. Reading American author Michael Barsa s The Garden of Blue Roses I was thoroughly enchanted uite the debut novel Since so much of the tale lies in its style as much as its action other than noting how the story is narrated by twenty something Milo Crane in the aftermath of the death via automobile crash of his mother and father a popular writer of horror fiction and the ensuing events he lives through with Klara his elder sister of seven years I will link my comments with specific uotes from the book so as to share the distinct flavor of this uniue work The crying only became louder Our house has strange echoes It was coming from all over like the walls themselves were weeping I was tempted to run away to avoid a future of such sounds If The Garden of Blue Roses was sheer pulp horror fiction Michael Barsa s inventiveness would be constricted within the boundaries of the genre It is not This is a work of true literature not pulp thus its subtle poetry touches on the horrific but is not bound by it The Garden of Blue Roses is in stark contrast to The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Psychopath one of a number of hack works by Milo s father John Crane a work cited throughout as literary counterpoint I tried to focus on the trireme something historical and real but Father used to say that if you could imagine it it was real to you so I closed my eyes and tried to bury my imagination to shovel it over with great mounds of earth An example of how the story is told with such rich imagery many passages could be transposed with ease into lyrical poetry Thus my reluctance to merely summarize the bare seuence of happenings Every now and then she kept up the pretense of mothering by insisting we eat supper together I ve never understood this penchant for masticating as a social ritual We don t make other bodily functions like defecation or nose blowing into elaborate occasions of forced togetherness Ah family Milo provides the backstory his own as well as other members of his family to add weight to the unfolding drama Milo was continually picked on and beaten up as a kid at school and when he attended a small liberal arts college for one term the experience was so hellish he sought a correspondence course offering a college degree Humorously one of the thuggish dullards Milo was forced to deal with back at that small New England college was a big fan of you guested it John Crane horror novels Even in his absence he was everywhere in the creaking floors the grandfather clock the footsteps and shadowy trees in the books crowding the living room shelves and appearing like not so subtle reminders on end tables or our pillows before we lay down at night Not just his own books but the ones he thought we ought to read Dickens and Hawthorne and Charles Brockden Brown books to mold our imaginations to some uncertain and terrifying end Any booklover will love the freuent references to authors and titles sprinkled throughout Additionally in keeping with that longstanding Gothic trope witchcraft magic and occultism the presence of John Crane continues to manifest in ways than one Surfacing from memory is like coming up for air There is that same exhausted relief the wonder at being alive Also the same moment of doubt of whether this is really the dream and that other realm the murky one of shifting shapes and swaying sunbeams is the one you inhabit When we read typical Gothic horror pulp do we usually encounter reflections and musings rendered in such beautiful language I don t think so The philosophic dimension of The Garden of Blue Roses was one I found particularly appealing Beauty without context I saw how Klara hung on his every word how her breath fluttered like an excited bird s Was she blinded by his cheap charm Or by a misguided sense of beauty the prospect of transforming our grounds into some hideous floral theme park Yet again another thread of the this blossoming yarn is the psychological probing into the mind and heart of older sister Klara She looked at me and that s when something came over her because she gripped my shoulders hard and continued in a shaky dramatic whisper The devil What s a good ole Gothic tale set in the land of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Young Goodman Brown without at least one reference to the evil one Moreover that classic Hawthorne is cited directly some tales continue to cast a long shadow a very long shadow Yes the I thought about it the I realized this might be a classic John Crane plot where nothing was what it seemed Had Father finally realized the power of his fiction the power to literally create a life that leapt off the page and crossed over into the so called real world Oh my A narrator uestioning the solidity of his world Is this beginning to sound like another one of those prime Gothic tropes a confusion over what is real or unreal that just might touch on madness To find out I highly recommend treating yourself to Michael Barsa s fine novelAmerican author Michael Barsa currently living in Chicago with his wife and two children