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    Bright Air Black reuires a life preserve jacket while reading A Lightweight polyethylene foam coated vest with a p

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    Thanks to Netgalley for this ARCI knew I was going to get a retelling of Medea from her point of view during the uest of The Golden

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    Born to destroy kings born to reshape the world born to horrify and break and remake born to endure and never to be erased Hekate Medea than god and than woman alive now in the time of origin Bright Air Black is a lyrical

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    Earlier this year I read the hugely popular Circe named for a demi goddess who becomes a witch A witch who sometimes turns men into pigs Once in a fit of jealousy she turned a nymph into a hideous multi headed swamp beast Reading this reminded me that Greek mythology isn't prettyWell Bright Air Black makes Circe look like a child's bedtime s

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    If I was to rate this book purely based on its language it would be a five star book hands down David Vann really knows how to write the most amazing sentences Some paragraphs were just breathtakingly beautiful in a truly uniue way He mixes s

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    45 StarsVann’s telling of his story of Jason and Medea begins aboard the Argo with Medea’s father in pursuit She has ripped out all their hearts she knows Her father’s crew crippled to see him made smaller She will humble him until there’s nothing left until his men don’t know why they’re rowing They

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    Bright Air Black reuires and rewards rapt attention Like every other Vann novel the writing is a uniue mix of poetry and viscera There is really no one else who writes like this There is no one else who could have so deep

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    This is a thing of beauty True and utter beautyDavid Vann retells the story of fabled Medea Anyone not knowing the myth should read it first or at least google it before reading this book and my review because there will be spoilersMedea is the most famous daughter of Colchis supposedly some kind of witch who killed her own brother and chopped his body to pieces to help Jason getting away with the golden fleece which h

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    Bright Air Black is lyrical retelling of the story of Jason and Medea drawing on elements from the Argonautica and Euripides' Medea to craft a tale that's at once uniue and familiar Book I of David Vann's novel begins in medias res Medea has just killed her brother and is helping the Argonauts flee from her father Aeetes which she reflects on as they sail from her home in Colchis to Jason's home in Iolcus havin

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    'Bright Air Black' by David Vann2 stars 4 out of 10Some months ago I read Christa Wolf's excellent version of 'Me

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Black Sea from Persia’s Colchis – where Medea flees her home and father with Jason the Argonauts and the Golden Fleece Vann’s reimagining of this ancient tale offers a thrilling realist alternative to the long held notions of Medea as monster or sorceress We witness with dramatic urgency Medea’ Earlier this year I read the hugely popular Circe named for a demi goddess who becomes a witch A witch who sometimes turns men into pigs Once in a fit of jealousy she turned a nymph into a hideous multi headed swamp beast Reading this reminded me that Greek mythology isn t prettyWell Bright Air Black makes Circe look like a child s bedtime story Medea niece of Circe priestess of Hekate is the witch to rule all witches Shakespeare s weird sisters have NOTHING on her Eye of newt Please Medea puts balls of king into her cauldron Medea stands naked in a hot steaming room tending to her gory soup thinking of the time she chopped up her brother and then lay next to his rotting parts on the ship as her father followed in furious close pursuit All the while she has her eye on the prize to be subject to no one especially a manWhile Circe is baroue in its readable elegant prose Vann s novel is poetically charged Many a sentence would alert the grammar police but it doesn t much matter Somehow this distinctive lyrical voice suits the grim premise I believe this story was told with a lot of love that is Vann does his utmost to humanise Euripedes Medea in an effort to sculpt her into a woman of three dimensions There is to her than a heartless power hungry monster She s a woman who rages against the patriarchal machine against a history that erases females after they serve their biological function However Vann can t help but also show in eually vivid dimensions how little compunction she has to strike with violence in order to get what she wants While it is thrilling to watch Medea s wild witchy ways this ruthlessness doesn t make her much different from the male power figures she resents so much Besides power the next most important thing to Medea is Jason Jason is the weakest part of this story for me It doesn t uite compute that such a single minded independent woman would need a man so desperately Especially when Jason is so bland a character as he is depicted here so blank a face Vann crafts such a loving portrait of Medea that he neglects her husband and as a result I want him swatted away like the fly he is I never understood why this strong and complex woman would sacrifice everything for such a manMaybe though that is what feeds her black rage Her desire to dominate being drowned in her own dominating love Perhaps it is not the result that is so important as the struggle the screamThis is a particularly savage book It s written in blood reeks with the stench of death echoes with the wails of the damned She will not be mastered If it is natural to be a slave she will be unnatural Deadshifted (Edie Spence, popular Circe named for a demi goddess who becomes a witch A witch who sometimes turns men into El agujero del infierno pigs Once in a fit of jealousy she turned a nymph into a hideous multi headed swamp beast Reading this reminded me that Greek mythology isn t The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) prettyWell Bright Air Black makes Circe look like a child s bedtime story Medea niece of Circe Teddy priestess of Hekate is the witch to rule all witches Shakespeare s weird sisters have NOTHING on her Eye of newt Please Medea Calling Me Home puts balls of king into her cauldron Medea stands naked in a hot steaming room tending to her gory soup thinking of the time she chopped up her brother and then lay next to his rotting The Taint of Lovecraft parts on the ship as her father followed in furious close Mr. Francis Wife pursuit All the while she has her eye on the The Shadow People prize to be subject to no one especially a manWhile Circe is baroue in its readable elegant The Aliens Mate (Warriors of Luxiria, prose Vann s novel is Degrees of Elevation poetically charged Many a sentence would alert the grammar Demons, Yes--But Thank God for Good Angels police but it doesn t much matter Somehow this distinctive lyrical voice suits the grim The Pride and Prejudice Movie Cookbook premise I believe this story was told with a lot of love that is Vann does his utmost to humanise Euripedes Medea in an effort to sculpt her into a woman of three dimensions There is to her than a heartless Vietnam Perkasie power hungry monster She s a woman who rages against the Losing Strength and Dexterity power figures she resents so much Besides Afghanistan power the next most important thing to Medea is Jason Jason is the weakest The Black Sheeps Secret Child part of this story for me It doesn t uite compute that such a single minded independent woman would need a man so desperately Especially when Jason is so bland a character as he is depicted here so blank a face Vann crafts such a loving The Billionaires Desire portrait of Medea that he neglects her husband and as a result I want him swatted away like the fly he is I never understood why this strong and complex woman would sacrifice everything for such a manMaybe though that is what feeds her black rage Her desire to dominate being drowned in her own dominating love Perhaps it is not the result that is so important as the struggle the screamThis is a After the Flood particularly savage book It s written in blood reeks with the stench of death echoes with the wails of the damned She will not be mastered If it is natural to be a slave she will be unnatural

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S humanity her Bronze Age roots and position in Greek society her love affair with Jason and her tragic demiseAtmospheric and spellbinding Bright Air Black is an indispensable fresh and provocative take on one of our earliest texts and the most intimate and corporal version of Medea’s story ever told Bright Air Black is lyrical retelling of the story of Jason and Medea drawing on elements from the Argonautica and Euripides Medea to craft a tale that s at once uniue and familiar Book I of David Vann s novel begins in medias res Medea has just killed her brother and is helping the Argonauts flee from her father Aeetes which she reflects on as they sail from her home in Colchis to Jason s home in Iolcus having obtained the Golden Fleece Book II follows Medea as she assists in Jason s ascent to power before the novel finally culminates in the story s famously tragic and violent conclusionVann s Medea is instantly recognizable as the notorious vengeful priestess that we know from the classics rage personified But rather than resting on this archetype Vann goes further Here Medea s rage isn t only portrayed but thoroughly examined Bright Air Black is analysis than portrait as Vann deconstructs Medea rationalizing her humanizing herBeing a feminist and being a fan of classical literature are two facets of my life which are at odds often than not So when I read modern retellings I m really looking for female characters to be afforded the same depth and uality of narrative voice as their male counterparts have been through the ages In this regard Bright Air Black is a resounding success Violent vindictive impenitent Medea seems villain than hero And yet Driven by a singular desire for agency Medea is rendered sympathetic by Vann almost hauntingly soReading Vann s prose is a bit like being suffocated or being submerged under water Meditative and contemplative but also characterized by a pervasive darkness this is a story that s both grotesue and spellbinding The fragmented sentences take some getting used to and this style undoubtedly won t appeal to everyone Admittedly I tend to be wary of novels which deal in experimental prose because often than not there s just no reason aside from showcasing the author s skill I didn t find that was the case here I was uickly entranced by the rhythmic cadence of Medea s thoughts which break like waves crashing relentlessly through this narrative This is a rare example of poetic prose where form and content complement one another masterfully Medea s character is inextricably tied to this terse and fragmentary style of writing Very few authors could pull this off but Vann does so with aplomb Usually a 5 star rating from me means everyone read this book immediately However I do get the feeling that this may be a little too niche to recommend to the world at large I d highly recommend reading Euripides Medea or at least reading up on the myth before starting this It s not that the story isn t sufficiently self contained in these pages but as an interpretation which is character driven than plot driven it s probably not an ideal starting pointI do want to stress that Bright Air Black is far from perfect The pacing is uneven far too much time is spent on the voyage from Colchis the ending is abrupt But these imperfections seem almost appropriate in a way because this is a tour de force electrically charged work whose strength lies in its unapologetically tense and frantic approach This is ultimately a bold and fearless examination of agency power and one woman s rage Medea destroyer of kingsI received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you Netgalley Grove Atlantic and David Vann A Fire Within: Sekret Machines Series, Book 2 position in Greek society her love affair with Jason and her tragic demiseAtmospheric and spellbinding Bright Air Black is an indispensable fresh and Idenics provocative take on one of our earliest texts and the most intimate and corporal version of Medea’s story ever told Bright Air Black is lyrical retelling of the story of Jason and Medea drawing on elements from the Argonautica and Euripides Medea to craft a tale that s at once uniue and familiar Book I of David Vann s novel begins in medias res Medea has just killed her brother and is helping the Argonauts flee from her father Aeetes which she reflects on as they sail from her home in Colchis to Jason s home in Iolcus having obtained the Golden Fleece Book II follows Medea as she assists in Jason s ascent to Night Owl Loonette power before the novel finally culminates in the story s famously tragic and violent conclusionVann s Medea is instantly recognizable as the notorious vengeful Deadshifted (Edie Spence, priestess that we know from the classics rage El agujero del infierno personified But rather than resting on this archetype Vann goes further Here Medea s rage isn t only The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) portrayed but thoroughly examined Bright Air Black is analysis than Teddy portrait as Vann deconstructs Medea rationalizing her humanizing herBeing a feminist and being a fan of classical literature are two facets of my life which are at odds often than not So when I read modern retellings I m really looking for female characters to be afforded the same depth and uality of narrative voice as their male counterparts have been through the ages In this regard Bright Air Black is a resounding success Violent vindictive impenitent Medea seems villain than hero And yet Driven by a singular desire for agency Medea is rendered sympathetic by Vann almost hauntingly soReading Vann s Calling Me Home prose is a bit like being suffocated or being submerged under water Meditative and contemplative but also characterized by a The Taint of Lovecraft pervasive darkness this is a story that s both grotesue and spellbinding The fragmented sentences take some getting used to and this style undoubtedly won t appeal to everyone Admittedly I tend to be wary of novels which deal in experimental Mr. Francis Wife prose because often than not there s just no reason aside from showcasing the author s skill I didn t find that was the case here I was uickly entranced by the rhythmic cadence of Medea s thoughts which break like waves crashing relentlessly through this narrative This is a rare example of The Shadow People poetic The Aliens Mate (Warriors of Luxiria, prose where form and content complement one another masterfully Medea s character is inextricably tied to this terse and fragmentary style of writing Very few authors could Degrees of Elevation pull this off but Vann does so with aplomb Usually a 5 star rating from me means everyone read this book immediately However I do get the feeling that this may be a little too niche to recommend to the world at large I d highly recommend reading Euripides Medea or at least reading up on the myth before starting this It s not that the story isn t sufficiently self contained in these Demons, Yes--But Thank God for Good Angels pages but as an interpretation which is character driven than The Pride and Prejudice Movie Cookbook plot driven it s Vietnam Perkasie probably not an ideal starting Losing Strength and Dexterity perfect The Afghanistan pacing is uneven far too much time is spent on the voyage from Colchis the ending is abrupt But these imperfections seem almost appropriate in a way because this is a tour de force electrically charged work whose strength lies in its unapologetically tense and frantic approach This is ultimately a bold and fearless examination of agency The Black Sheeps Secret Child power and one woman s rage Medea destroyer of kingsI received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you Netgalley Grove Atlantic and David Vann

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In Bright Air Black David Vann transports us to 13th century BC to give a nuanced and electric portrait of the life of one of ancient mythology’s most fascinating and notorious women MedeaIn brilliant poetic prose Bright Air Black brings us aboard the ship Argo for its epic return journey across the Bright Air Black reuires a life preserve jacket while reading A Lightweight polyethylene foam coated vest with a polyester shell will give you the protection needed to hit the waters with Medea daughter of Aeetes granddaughter of Helios and priestess of Hekate You ll take a mini hahamini my ass nature boat ride with a few other characters as well Jason and his Argonauts Argo and The Golden Fleece and the Greek Gods will keep you company Do not plan on breathing there are no get out of Jail free pass cardsbut you get one pass go to stand up and stretch card before beginning Book Two David Vann wrote one hell of an amazing LONG WINDED Dark violent modern Greek Mythology tale that is BLACK than BLACK The writing is so hypnotic awesomely mesmerizing and shockingly brilliantHow is it possible to write this interesting and creative Sure it s not easy to read or breath as I already told youbut the EXPERIENCE is worth itA little dark Sample excerpt Medea takes a piece of her brother a thigh heavy and tough muscled and licks blood from it dark and thick She spits licks and spits again and again three times to atone Mouth filled with the taste of her family s blood and she throws this piece of Helios into the waves She has ripped out all their hearts she knows Her father s crew crippled to see him made smaller She will humble him until there s nothing left until his men don t know why they re rowing They will collect the pieces of the son and wonder that demigods call fall so easily As the ship keeps drifting in the wind every stretch of water is black and unfamiliar Medea misses her brother misses him whole and alive and she is with strangers She worries that since Jason her lover feels nothing for her brotherwhat can he possibly feel for her Her father s ship is receding fading deeper into the night Medea wishes she could make her family whole again help her father put her brother back together again breathe life into him but if she were to help she would feel chained She will not be a slave She will feel this need to help her father and she will not help him She will grieve her brother and kneel his remains and throw the next piece overboard when the time comes She will not be mastered If it is natural to be a slave she will be unnaturalMedea doesn t believe in God s she believes in poweryou have to be descended from God this is the same thing Slaying her brother destroying her father These are acts of God acts that inspire fear and form myth God s do what cannot be done And a women can become a god easily because she is not allowed anything Medea has a strange relationship with Jason Pretty much the way she thinks of him is that he has no vision no plans except to fuck and try not to be killed She wants to sail with Jason to Iolcus Jason s hometown but she doesn t want him or anyone to control her A feminist after my own heart Jason is to bring the Golden Fleece the dark sheepskin back home from the land of Colchisan almost impossible mission His father Pelias secretly wishes he will be slain as he worried Jason wanted revenge against him Medea s fate is locked to Jason s She betrayed her father and butchered her brother for that fleece And Jason is political but too young and too pleased with himself and his fleece He is too hungry to be praised and loved GREAT STORYTELLING PHENOMENAL PROSEby a ridiculously gifted authorHighly recommended for a wild experienceYou re only bound by the elements water fire air earth and blood where it isDeep Darkerwith melting hues and shadows everywhere Men are not buried in the ground but in the air strung from trees in unmanned ox hides Enjoy the chilly twisty ride I didThank You Grove Atlantic NetGalley and David Vann you rock