Still No Ice at the Fish Market opens with a bomb exploding in the midst of lovemaking and ends up as one of the most innovative literary experiments in years. Two narrators, Eddie Ambler and his former fiancAce Marsha Beauregard, unfold a harrowing but hilarious tale in alternating chapters, making a fillet of Poe and Southern Gothic storytellers. Eddie writes in huge, impassioned sentences with pyrotechnic imagery while dodging bombs galore. The woman he has loved and lost but hopes to win again confronts the chaos with exceptional clarity and precision. In the final chapter, after Marsha helps deliver Eddie from his nightmares, their divergent styles unite in deeper love, becoming indistinguishable. As the genius who guides these eerie games, the ghost of Poe is exorcised decisively in this rollicking, redemptive respite from the Gothic!inside it, Uncle Nelson laughing fit to split his jeans the fourth time it occurred, me swiping the last tape a while to watch it at ... for the tape got stuck again despite my uncle having fixed it, and I think it was the only gadget that had ever beaten such a ... grateful for the paycheck which enabled him to swap the ancient VCR for a computer and a cataract of streaming, X-rated videos that havena#39;t broken once.
|Title||:||Still No Ice at the Fish Market|
|Author||:||Dennis S. Carroll|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2012-03-29|