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The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night These days you can find anything you need at the click of a button That s why I bought her heart online Spirits in jam jars mini apocalypses animal hearts and side shows A girl runs a coffin hotel

  • Title: The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night
  • Author: Jen Campbell
  • ISBN: 9781473653535
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Hardcover
  • These days, you can find anything you need at the click of a button.That s why I bought her heart online Spirits in jam jars, mini apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows.A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island.A boy is worried his sister has two souls.A couple are rewriting the history of the world And mermaids are on display at the local aquarium.The Beginning These days, you can find anything you need at the click of a button.That s why I bought her heart online Spirits in jam jars, mini apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows.A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island.A boy is worried his sister has two souls.A couple are rewriting the history of the world And mermaids are on display at the local aquarium.The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night is a collection of twelve haunting stories modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls.

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    1. Amalia Gavea on said:

      "There isn’t anything quite like holding love in your bare hands."I don't know.I don't know how to describe the feelings I've experienced while reading each page of this book. I am not easily carried away by anything but when such a creation comes your way you cannot help but ending up staring in awe. And for now, I will let the stories speak for themselves."Animals": A story that left me speechless with each passing paragraph. A dark, cruel, violently haunting world where hearts can be bought [...]

    2. Sara on said:

      I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night is a collection of short stories based around the concept of fairy tales and magical realism in the contemporary world. We have people who use animal hearts to gain love and affection, a mermaid living in a local aquarium and and a sister with two souls. It's obvious that the author has a strong fondness for fairy tales that shines through in each of the tales. The stories are a [...]

    3. Jennifer on said:

      I enjoyed this so much, even though the description didn’t sound like my kind of book (bizarre short story concepts have burned me in the past – I don’t care how weird a story idea is, I care if it’s executed well). This is a collection of 12 stories, many inspired by details from fairytales and folklore. My favorite thing about it is how all the stories build on each other in subtle ways throughout the collection – tiny echoes of previous questions and themes pop back up periodically, [...]

    4. Kirsty on said:

      Reader: please be aware that Jen Campbell did not like my review of her short stories which follows; in fact, she removed me as a friend here on because of it. I would like it to be known - although it should already be obvious - that all of the reviews which I write express my own personal opinion. I have never, and will not ever, compromise my standing and integrity as a reviewer by pretending I love books which I am indifferent to or, in this case, which I was markedly underwhelmed by. A lot [...]

    5. Figgy on said:

      RTCAnimals - 4/5Throwing punches from the first line!Set in a world where using animal hearts for transplant is commonplace, and told by a man who is maybe not so unusual in this world of easily replaced hearts, but also takes a look at rape-culture and a woman's right (or lack thereof) to choose what she does with her own body.Jacob - 3/5After "Animals" this one lacks a lot of oomph, and it's a bit of a mystery as to whether it even fits the rest of this collection (too early to tell). It does [...]

    6. Dannii Elle on said:

      This is perhaps the strangest and most beautiful anthology I have ever read. Strange and beautiful in equal measure, as the two battle each other for dominance in this expertly delivered series of short tales.Each of the stories, contained within, had a bizarre focus and a whimsical vibe that made this an abstract and surreal insight to life. This crooked view of the world somehow made the everyday chaos of our own reality make a little more sense and provided an alternative approach to dealing [...]

    7. Alice Lippart on said:

      Really, really enjoyed this. It was magical, imaginative and wonderful.

    8. TheSkepticalReader on said:

      Review originally posted on A Skeptical Reader.A quick and delightful book of short tales of wonder, magic, and fairytale. Jen Campbell’s passion for storytelling, myths & magic, fairytales, and histories shone through these stories. As an amateurish short story/fairytale reader, this was an enjoyable journey out of my comfort zone.Stories as follows:◗ Animals - 4✨ | A story that begins with the arrival of a heart in a box. Love the immersion of fairytale, myth, and history. The peculi [...]

    9. Lotte on said:

      3.25/5.This is a short story collection full of magical, fairytale inspired stories – some of which I loved, some of which I didn't care for. Some read more like individual scenes or vignettes rather than fully fleshed out stories. Others read a little "info dumpy", where I felt like author was just trying to mention as many facts about a certain topic without building an actual story around it. Granted, these facts were all quite interesting, but reading sentence after sentence that starts wi [...]

    10. Kaitlin on said:

      * I was sent this for free from the publisher *This book is one I have been highly anticipating since I first followed Jen on Youtube as she's a wonderful lady filled with bizarre but beautiful ideas. I just knew this collection would be one I really enjoyed, and there was so much in this that I couldn't help but to adore. It's wacky, whimsy, and very wonderful too. Each story felt distinct and even the very short short ones had a story to tell. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who en [...]

    11. Katie Lumsden on said:

      I thoroughly enjoyed this - beautifully written, with a great mix of fantastical, surreal and more realist stories. My favourite story was probably 'Jacob', but the title story, 'The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night' was definitely a close second.

    12. Kirsty 📚📖❤️ on said:

      This was a strange book. It's full of modern day fairy tales. It's magical, its whimsical, there's a lovely way with the words but some of it is very disturbing. The first story Animals about buying animal hearts from the internet, heart transplants and even eating them just weirded me out. I've never been disturbed in such a beautiful way before! I've not read any of the authors other work before so I suppose I wasn't quite expecting what I got. I do think I'll probably read it again so I can [...]

    13. Eric Anderson on said:

      I’ve been a fan of watching Jen Campbell’s histories of fairy tales on her YouTube channel for some time. She gives fascinating descriptions of the dark content and themes of these stories which have been passed down through generations and illuminates how the original tale is often far different from a Disney interpretation. So I was incredibly eager to read this series of original modern-day fairy tales she’s written in her first collection of short fiction “The Beginning of the World [...]

    14. Simon on said:

      This is a wonderful, wonderful series of twisted fairytales that combine to make a fabulous short story collection. We follow men who are making hearts love them in the hope they can be encased in their sleeping one true love. We have death/funeral hotels. We have mermaids in aquariums. We basically have all those magical things we loved as children with an added edge of the modern world and all the intricacies and complexities of adult life, our loves, our loses, our desires, our secrets, our d [...]

    15. Ana on said:

      This short story collection is a love letter to fairy tales and storytelling. If I were to rate each story individually I would give it a rounded 4*, but the stories I enjoyed so much overthrown the ones that I enjoyed a bit less, and as a rule of thumb, I only give 5* to those I keep on my shelves as favourites and plan on rereading them. And to prove that this is the case with Jen’s book, I’ve already read the title story “The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night” twice. T [...]

    16. Mel on said:

      If you haven't been around for the few short story collections I've managed to get through, I tend to rate and review per story. I will be doing that with this.***I give synopsis for each of these stories. In a way they are spoilers because the synopsis gives away the entire plot. Only read if you have read this collection.***Animals: 4/5This started on a really strong foot. A story about a world where you can buy hearts, and hearts only represent love and don't really make an impact on life, so [...]

    17. Karen on said:

      Absolutely loved this beautifully written collection of twelve short stories by Jen Campbell.Some made me giggle and some brought a tear to my eye My favourite stories being 'Aunt Libby's Coffin Hotel' and 'Little Deaths'.Jen's love for the fairy tale beams from the pages throughout and the writing is beautiful.I love watching her videos on YouTube and recommend 'Fairy Tales with Jen' series in which she talks about the history of fairy tales and where they was originated.

    18. Michael on said:

      Roll up, roll up boys and girls and welcome to something truly amazing. I know what you are all thinking. Oh, what can it be? Well in order to answer that I have a few questions for you. Firstly who here likes stories on the teeny weeny size and if you do then do you like them to be on the whimsical side? You do, Splendid. What about stories that enchant as much as they inspire you with their creativity. Fantastic, but I know what you are thinking just tell us what it is, patience I promise I wi [...]

    19. Holly on said:

      My favourite short story collection by any author to date. Jen's writing is rich and evocative, sometimes very disturbing. She maintains an admirable level of whimsy, even when the subject matter is at its darkest. I often find with short story collections that after a while the stories start to blur together in my head. This wasn't the case with Jen's collection. The strength of the idea behind each one of these stories is highly impressive and makes each tale individual and memorable.My partic [...]

    20. Heidi Gardner on said:

      The best short story collection I have read in a very long time. One of my books of the year.

    21. C.J. Stark ☮️ on said:

      4.432787 stars.You can read my more in depth review of this on my blog - Random Melon Reads! I took my time when reading this collection. Normally, with a short story collection I would read one story and instantly move on to the next. I think I enjoy short stories more when I read one, then take some time to process the story before moving on. This collection was highly enjoyable. All the stories have a dreamlike quality to them. I love magical realism more than any other genre but it is rarely [...]

    22. Esraa Adel on said:

      I'm not entirely sure I liked this book. I went into this book expecting to find sort of dark and twisty stories and was very disappointed reading what I read. the majority of the stories were "ok". there was nothing special about them. they weren't bad, I liked a few, but I didn't love them. the rest of the stories I felt were a bit pretentious. or maybe I was just too stupid to understand the true meaning of them I don't know. but overall this book just wasn't for me.

    23. Michelle Curie on said:

      "And then I kissed you, and, for that second, just for that one moment, the whole world and all its bullshit completely disappeared."Can ideas be too good for their own good? The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night is a truly wonderful short story collection, containing twelve tales that are sometimes haunting, sometimes bizarre, but always magical. It was the cover that drew me towards this book, and as I received a copy of this through NetGalley I dived straight into the stories [...]

    24. Kath Elizabeth on said:

      This is a beautifully written, whimsical and fascinating collection of short stories. I knew Jen Campbell from her Youtube channel and was already a fan of hers, so as soon as I found out about this book I wanted to read it, and finally got my hands on a copy. And I really liked it. Each story is quite different, but they all seem to link together in small ways. There are themes surrounding hearts, disfigurement, life, death, magic and fairy tales. I found some stories more enjoyable than others [...]

    25. Rhia on said:

      I was very fortunate to win a proof copy of this in a giveaway. I don't really know how much I can say about it given it hasn't come out yet, but to be short, it's brilliant. It's just everything I could want from a short story collection. It's imaginative, open minded, whimsical and sometimes, honestly, a little strange But that's right up my imaginative, open minded, whimsical and sometimes a little strange alley. At times, it felt quite stream of consciousness which I personally enjoy. It's [...]

    26. Tanja Voosen on said:

      Das Buch war irgendwie total enttäuschend. Schwülstige Prosa, ohne Zusammenhang und dazu noch absolut creepy ohne den Hauch von einer Moral. Es gab eine Geschichte, die wirklich Potenzial hatte, aber das war es dann auch schon. Das wunderschöne Artwork hat mich damals angelockt, aber das ist im Endeffekt auch fast alles, was ich am Buch mochte :(

    27. Fiona on said:

      This is a short collection of shorter stories, running the gamut from completely bizarre to complete realism, with a couple of variations from the standard storytelling format to really keep it interesting. Despite the brevity, a lot of these stories really touched me, though it's hard to sum any of these up without completely ruining it for future readers, so this will be a very brief review.Animals These days, you can find anything you need at the click of a button.That's why I bought her hear [...]

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