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And Maybe Even Thanmaybe even than in their very human defect their indefinable and changing subjectivity and their inability to even define themselves no matter how much stuff belonged to them or them to itGet to Ahhhhh whiskers Incredibly unsettling vibrant disturbing and beautifully haunting piece of fiction Matt Bell s prose burrows forensically into the layers of the brother s lives employing a multi linear narrative structure and a frenetic plurality of perspectives to each a core of despair that is both terrifyingly primal and distressingly familiarThe words slide off the page beautifully but leave a film on the brain that just eeks of desperation and sorrowThroughout The Collectors a dialogue between the fictional and biographical is spoken interjected present
and meticulously craftedthere is a sense in this text that writingmeticulously craftedthere is a sense in this text that writing eal that defining the No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History realfracturing any whole of what is in part presented because there so much to see here but only in fragments in peripheries is no longer an endeavor towardsealityThe sheer projection of Bell s imagination is incredible and defies definition The Collectors is shocking in its orderliness its clean sentences and careful arrangement Like the compulsion that drives Homer and Langley to hoard not one word is wasted hereWe fixate on things so holy they become Body or bodies so holey they are stuffed with things or a house so stuffed it becomes timeless everything not alive but lifelikeNo brother without a piano without a bathrobewithout a chair a pipe a mouthful of oranges and black beardNo self without these ghostsNo ghosts without No No ghosts or Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 ratherNo ghosts no ghosts except in things Haunting I picked this up spontaneously after seeing it available on the publishers website And I meally glad that I did The novella tells the true story of Homer and Langely brothers who are severe hoarders We get a short insight into their lives and see the horror of what goes on behind the walls of their mansion as well as the slow deterioration of both their possessions and themselves The structure of this novella is very interesting It is split into a number of different narratives which alternate and cross over one another to create a very un linear storyline We have third person omniscient narrative when introducing Homer second person when talking about Langely and first person when dealing with a third outsider spiritual character Matt Bell uses so much techniue in so few pages and Berlayar di Pamor Badik really shows off his skill as a writer I absolutely loved this and even though his writing style may not be for everyone I wouldecommend you pick this up It is such a short wonderful piece of fiction and I am very excited now to L. Munatius Plancus read Bell s novel In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods If I had to find one word for the plot of this chapbook I think it would have to be decay Everything that theeader sees in this book is decaying gradually crumbling and turning to dust One word to describe this book would be powerful because it Münchhausen's Pigtail, or Psychotherapy Reality really is a powerful prose It s beautiful and depressing sometimes bordering on the poetic It s a short book a chapbook containing one novella The Collectors The story is based on true events and characters the Collyer brothers that were born in 1880s and died in 1947 They were New Yorkers that got infamous for their compulsive hoarding and eccentric lifestyleI don t exactly know how close to the truth Matt Bell goes I don t even know how much of the details there are available but his story is a strong one In dealing with compulsion sadness and men that have lost. Th a nervous energy and obsession to match his protagonists Matt Bell’s prose burrows forensically into the layers of the brothers’ lives employing a multilinear narrative structure and a frenetic plurality of persp. Their grip oneality he carves a eally memorable image one that I think will stick with me for some time Compulsive hoarding can be turned to humour make it into a joke but Bell doesn t go there He tries to find there eason behind it all and of course I have no idea if he get it The Pink Pearl right but it feelsight within this claustrophobic story The characters feel Migrant Resistance in Contemporary Europe real and that s why I can t dismiss them asidiculous They just feel like very sad men that have lost their way Definitely worth a ead It has been a long
Time Since I Loved A Book As Much As Thissince I loved a book as much as this treasure I like the little sections and I like how they all add up to something big and beautiful These sad brothers are literary treasures and Matt Bell is too Man the compulsiveness of these two men The physical traces of a past family with a fractured emotional elationship Then to consider Matt Bell s horrific and painful prose We get to view the attachment and divide of life in a small world where the object is supposed to mean everything the house has its inventory but ours are the characters lives The crumble of the house echoing a dreaded family history house has its inventory but ours are the characters lives The crumble of the house echoing a dreaded family history to the last men standing or crouching The men hoard the objects to signify what is lost but there is truly a figurative hoarding that lies beyond what is apparent to the naked eye there are the secrets and mysteries held from public view the metaphor of our etaining facts and theories from text as a hoarding of ideas Bell deals with perspective in his wide branch of multiple narratives a fascinating and disturbing commentary of disorder paralleled with the merciless outside view from the world The curious but otherwise apathetic strangers to their demise Here we have something that lies deeper than all that is left as piled objects truth lies concealed in the past but we are pulled into the suffering of these two figures that are than just bodies and a house that has become than just a house Bell s narrative combines the dark imagery of classic horror with disturbing flinching moments I think of bleak scenes such as when Homer plays the piano and the the feeble sounds despairingly melt into the oom ather
than fill the oom And the blood from Langley s wound which as it flowsfill the Dying to Be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception room And the blood from Langley s wound which as it flows longer distinguishes itself from the house s mess Not to mention the chills that can hit you from the change of pace line when Langley listens to hear his brother crying somewhere beyond the vastoughly constructed tunnels The connection between these two is unusually saddening as a kind of atypical tragedy So many powerful moments to gleam over and over again in such a short but sweet bookMatt Bell has certainly given us as Octavio's Journey readers something to hoard It s books like this that I can gather ideas feelings and a curtain opened toeveal the dangers of mass accumulation but than even that it s not letting go of your past when you devote your life to symbols that are literally stuff Well despite the warning accumulate this novella This one is Philosophy in Social Work rich This novella captured my attention from the first page and never let go of it The writing is sure determined and the subject of the Collyer brothers who died in their own home after collecting tons of junk so as they couldn teally be mobile is fascinating It is a Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story real true story of hoarding from the 1940 s and it is painted with a deft hand We get a glimpse of Homer the blind brother in the narration Langley the mobile brother the narrator who is trying to save them tell their story butealizes he is inept at doing so and the investigators who find the bodies This novella is are in that you can feel the tension and emotion behind the veil of distance. Ectives to each a core of despair that is both terrifyingly primal and distressingly familiar Matt Bell's THE COLLECTORS was chosen by Brian Evenson as the Organizing Power runner up manuscript in the 2008 Caketrain Chapbook Competitio.