“Looked down upon all
Shone down upon all.”
When I read this book, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…
Jeff VanderMeer’s public record – tellingly entitled ‘Deleted Scenes’ – of Storyville’s visit to Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay (Rock Bay?) in 2004. Fixing the memories, as mentioned in my review of AREA X. (JeffV from that public record link: “They take awhile to fade. If you’re lucky, you write them down before they disappear entirely.”)
Relevant to a reading of AREA X? e.g. cf Monkey’s Fist folk group with Monkey’s Elbow. Whitby has two lighthouses in its harbour. My contention that Area X is AREA X the book not the Area X described within the book, cf the word Storyville? And more… Much more.
I feel the author entices such connections with his wonderful book, literary or real. Or both literary and real.
EDIT (a few hours later): It was apparently 2001, not 2004!
See other accounts and photos of this event: http://www.dowse.com/storyville-sanctum/weekend/index.html
I have just received my purchased copy from Amazon Uk…
AREA X by Jeff VanderMeer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux – New York (2014)
THE SOUTHERN REACH TRILOGY – Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance.
I shall be reading this work for the first time shortly AND I INTEND TO GESTALT REAL-TIME REVIEW IT BY MEANS OF THE COMMENT STREAM BELOW AS AND WHEN I READ IT>>>
[My real-time review in 2011 of THE WEIRD edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer HERE]