Houdini Heart by Ki Longfellow – book cover, description, publication history. Title: Houdini Heart Author: Ki Longfellow First Published: Rating: 5/5 ( Originally, I gave it a 4, for my lack of enthusiasm for the ending. Compre o livro Houdini Heart na : confira as ofertas para livros em inglês e They draw you into insanity along with the author Ki Longfellow.

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I don’t think that was the intention at all.

Book Review: Houdini Heart, by Ki Longfellow

The Secret Magdalene listed at number five of the top historical novels of all time! She made me cry and she horrified me and I understood her and I didn’t understand her and what a fascinating woman.

Reality is a slippery concept in this book. With this part of the story, I got the denouement I expected. By headt this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Can we face our deepest pain and fear before they devour us? It was always in the cards. This crumbling Victorian hotel,once known for its glamourous stars. Oct 16, Darlene rated it it was amazing Shelves: Longfellow pays homage longfelllw and takes influence from Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Steven King, Hitchock, Houdini, and the Wendigo legend, but creates a distintly new and fresh modern psychological terror.

She has determined to write one last book, after which she will end houdoni own life.

An infinite variety of monsters. Houdini Heart is a deep swallow of slow acting poison. If she’s not already dead. It’s deceptively light conversational style like the best of Stephen King suckered me right in and before I knew it, pages flying hoidini, I was deep into this masterfully written supernatural psychodrama, like M R James by way of Patricia Highsmith.


It was the object of an auction which Harper Collins won to publish in England. As the days wear on, her internal landscape begins to unravel, and it becomes harder and harder for longfelloow — or the reader — to discern what is real, what is imagined, what is remembered and what might even be fiction.

How much are our houdni a part of us? See 1 question about Houdini Heart…. A couple don’t like it at all. But true things, real things. It has been many years since I have read a book of this calibre that interwove so many story lines and thoughts.

There are musings or metaphorical engagements on creativity, inspiration, aging, memory, marriage, parenthood, addiction, bitterness, longing, complacency, abuse, fame, architecture, small towns, love, hate, guilt, revenge, facing fears, running away and many other Big Themes, including those of an archetypal or mythic nature.

Inher fourth Sam Russo book came out. Is it the final victory of insanity?

Book Review: Houdini Heart by Ki Longfellow | Read the Gamut

The Secret Magdalene reviews: Instead they retreat into another world. Time to lie low. Or when I find answers and want to share them. Reading the book I felt I’d wasn’t really reading but instead I was listening to her talk to me. In the process of optioning this book for the second time, Faraway Films discovered two other novels by Longfellow China Blues and Walks Away Woman and asked for and was granted a three-book deal.

In Aprilthe first of her Sam Russo Mysteries was published, part of a noir series set in and around New York City in the late s. Pamela relied on him for “family,” and learned to enjoy his pastime of going to horse races. It doesn’t fit easily into a neat slot called horror or fantasy or a thriller or a mystery even though there’s something of all those about it.


I wanted to stay in River House forever. But some people, like me, love finding themselves in a Chinese Box, patting walls to find doors, opening doors to find walls behind them, climbing stairs that are never the same from one moment to the next.

I think this is a great book. I believe Raymond Chandler is a great American writer. Life is fine until a Lagonda rolls through Stapleton. Sam and Jane and Holly are sailing on the Willingford yacht whether Sam likes it or not.

But how to describe it? Since being widowed, Longfellow has published by the first name of “Ki” pronounced as in “sky”a name which Stanshall had given her from a vivid dream he’d had while living on the Searchlight. Perhaps because the Stanshalls were not involved, it was not a financial success. Her first book, “China Blues,” was the subject of a bidding war.

One of my favorite books. One of my favorite reads of and without a doubt destined to join my ever-expanding list of favorites; it comes highly recommended from me.