Traveling on from The Deluxe Transitive Vampire and Torn Wings and Faux Pas (chosen by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as one of the best books of 1997), Karen Elizabeth Gordon continues her wildly imaginative romp with Out of the Loud Hound of Darkness through a gothic landscape of language and her mythically Balkan world, a howling terrain and a cast of rampageous, eerTraveling on from The Deluxe Transitive Vampire and Torn Wings and Faux Pas (chosen by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as one of the best books of 1997), Karen Elizabeth Gordon continues her wildly imaginative romp with Out of the Loud Hound of Darkness through a gothic landscape of language and her mythically Balkan world, a howling terrain and a cast of rampageous, eerie characters. Myriad underground passages harbor mementos of horrific history, as the young dragons and au pair discover in their explorations.Through this spellbinding narrative, with its brigands, coiffeur, Count Ghastly, moguls, alchemical queen, courtesan, contrary cartographer, and cross-dressing cowboys, Gordon illuminates the mysteries of usage, speeding the reader to expertise with such confusions as decry/descry, fatal/fateful, displace/misplace, precipitate/precipitous, and masterful/masterly. A companion lexicon, which includes anomie, farouche, quidnunc, internecine, obloquy, fatidic, and noetic, continues the tales and intrepid trek, all the while treating war, power, and celebrity cults with satirical wit and insight.With Out of the Loud Hound of Darkness Gordon lures you into the intricacies and pleasures of language through a brooding, hilarious fabric of fiction....
|Title||:||Out of the Loud Hound of Darkness: A Dictionarrative|
|Number of Pages||:||210 Pages|
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Out of the Loud Hound of Darkness: A Dictionarrative Reviews
A great help for studying my GRE vocab in a format more entertaining than memorizing vocab flash cards. "An acidulous tone had crept into both sidees of the conversation, her side with balsamic asseverations and cloying evasions, his with a bite of horseradish astride a malt vinegar redolent of London fogs, fish and chips, and tabloid treacle and gossip (it was, in fact, revolting)."Balustrade, Punctilio, Persnickety, Factotem, Saturnine, Marzipan, Anodyne, Quidnunc, MacaronicAnd much more...
Despite it's somewhat prescriptivist nature, you have to love a story about vampires, sex-shifters, and cartographers in a bizarre alternate dimension that doubles as a dictionary for fun words like odalisque.
fun for word people!
lots of word definitions! and a crazy story and characters to go along with it