Read Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order SVU by Carmen Maria Machado Online


Free online fiction. This novella has been drawn from the May/June issue of the American Reader.“A Single Life”: Emily couldn’t bear getting dressed alone anymore. The solitary donning of shoes broke her heart. The unlocked front door, through which any neighbor could wander, would have been an afterthought, but there was no thought, after....

Title : Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order SVU
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ISBN : 18196009
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Number of Pages : 35 Pages
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Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order SVU Reviews

  • Leseparatist
    2019-05-01 20:29

    Fascinating, dark, funny and oddly accurate. Law & Order SVU was my TV drug of choice when I was in high school, eons ago, and I've seen some of the more recent seasons - and this feels so true to the at times bizarre and scattered feel of the show, not to mention the characterisation. It does what any great fanwork should do - looks at the text in a new way, comments on it and does it with both revulsion and devotion. A great job. I'm curious how the author could have rendered the other characters, because the way in which she finds the essence of Benson and Stabler is amazing.(I've seen the author remark somewhere that someone told her it was fanfiction derisively. I say so with no derision - this is obviously literary metafiction & obviously a fanwork. Unless we decide that getting published professionally makes something non-fanfiction (looking at Star Wars, maybe that's actually correct). The two are not mutually exclusive, but the way in which it takes liberties with the source material isn't unheard of in fanworks. Truth be told, I may have both read and written not dissimilar fanfiction back in the day, albeit obviously less professionally written and, well, much shorter. CoughMinewasaboutBigLovecough.)(view spoiler)[(Also, [presumably] like any good SVU fanfiction, it ships Benson & the DA. That is as it should be ;)) (hide spoiler)]

  • Ruth
    2019-05-06 21:39

    When I grow up I want to be Carmen Maria Machado

  • L. C.
    2019-05-16 17:13

    SVU meets Twin Peaks!

  • Reven Archer Black
    2019-05-11 21:23

    I saw the title for this and just had to take a peek because it sounded different - okay, that and I know enough of SVU to appreciate where the author *could* be going with it. I have to admit that at first it sounded like an essay about the show, which was interesting enough. Wasn't sure what to expect.I'm absolutely thrilled I followed through.This is an interesting read, rather creepy (in pretty much all ways) with a crisp, fresh style that kept my attention. Certainly I raise my glass to the author over the imagery. There are some very potent, clear images contained in the very small spaces. Very tight writing with deliberately chosen words, many of which I could tell the author was careful to choose to leave just the right impression. This gets an automatic thumbs up from me: if I can see it, hear it, feel it, the author has done their job.Though I forewarn potential readers: this, like the show, is not furry rabbits and rainbows or dancing babies. It's also NOT for kids. While it doesn't require an iron stomach, just beware the "adult/18+" content and darkness within. Machado doesn't back down from the grotesque, strange, or the turn-your-stomach thoughts. Placed upon the backdrop of sexual crimes, it's not a light read. Quite sinister. Disturbing. And, in my opinion, in-line with the skin-crawling emotions those crimes make most of us feel.Going back to the word choices: at least once I found myself groaning and saying "Oh, God, that's so wrong". Many times, I found myself laughing at the dark humour, like this gem: 'The serial killer sends a note to Benson and Stabler. All it says is “Oops.'" Other times, I was chuckling in that way one does at cleverness, especially at the parts that seemed like Jack Handy could've rolled with them (one particular favourite: "Stabler never told Benson about his little brother. But he also never told her about his older brother, which was more acceptable, because he didn’t know about him, either.")As a while, this was an enjoyable read that's one part SVU, one part Ghost Whisperer, and the rest of the pie speculative fiction. There are many things here that hit the literary nail on the head, with several quote-worthy moments.But the imagery, the imagery. Did I mention the imagery? And extra points to Machado for "Make it so". I'd say that she did.

  • Miranda
    2019-05-04 17:18

    Completely unlike anything I've ever read before. It was incredible.

  • Jaie
    2019-04-26 22:32

    This was a brilliant, weird thing. Reading it, I ran through a gamut of emotions: I laughed out loud, I grimaced, I was overwhelmed with the intensity of 272 especially heinous crimes in one short novella. It is available to read free online.

  • Wonderkell
    2019-05-03 19:20

    So very clever & beautifully written. This novella takes an incredibly interesting insight into some well known characters, particularly Stabler & Benson, & just extends it into something so beyond what I expected. Very very cool.

  • Jason
    2019-05-06 20:11

    I like the book and I love the show on tv great book I recommend it

  • Jayme
    2019-05-19 19:33

    Super creative way to tell a story. Jumpy narrative that still leaves mystery and is a little weird, but it fully embraces that approach.

  • Nicole
    2019-05-16 15:17

    Some of this is quite funny, in the way that this is:Cult,” says Abler. “Occultists,” says Henson. “A cult of occultists,” they say in unison.I did have a sneaking suspicion, reading it, however that it was a little like shooting fish in a barrel.

  • Ingrid Ann
    2019-05-08 21:37

    I've never watched the show and now I probably don't have to.

  • Odo
    2019-05-11 20:20

    No sé si es una genialidad o una tomadura de pelo. Yo, la verdad, he entendido más bien poco.

  • Carmen
    2019-05-07 19:31