Monday, May 15, 2017

Reader's Diary #1592- Lucy Clifford: The New Mother


Lucy Clifford's "The New Mother" reminds me of Dwight Schrute's cautionary tales for kids; overly horrific tales meant to teach children a lesson.

On that note, "The New Mother" is more creepy-weird than perversely violent, and essentially it's a lesson on not giving into temptations that will provide a few minutes enjoyment at the cost of misbehaving (a lesson just as applicable to adults).

Still, it's a bizarre and fascinating tale that reads more as horror than as a moralistic story.

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