Tuesday, July 15, 2014
[Rogues] Lisa Tuttle: "The Curious Affair of the Dead Wives"
With "The Curious Affair..." I struggled to get through the first page because the opening of this story is a bit dull as well, but once I got into it, this short story turned out to be quite interesting for most of its length. The 'curious affair' is an interesting concept - an undertaker offering people to be buried alive so they can experience the silence of the grave - with the main character being a female detective who agrees to investigate this matter when a young girl goes missing. What begins as an eerie, almost ghost story-like tale, ends up being something quite different, but Tuttle manages to keep the atmosphere and mood, and I did have to finish the story before going to sleep which is the highest recommendation from a fellow like me, who does so love to sleep.
I'm going to miss Divinity: Original Sin when I'm going away for a couple of days (going to visit a medieval castle, though - an essential part of summer). You should have seen my unlikely duo fight its way through the cemetery northeast of Cyseal last night, and surviving to boot. What a game. Best fantasy experience since I don't know. Still highly recommended. Can't wait to finally have saved up enough cash to buy a decent gaming rig so I can play it on something else than the lowest of low settings.
Posted by R.J. at 12:21 AM