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Book Peek: Kitty & Cadaver by Narrelle M Harris

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A sneak book peek into Clan Destine Press' Kitty & Cadaver by Narrelle M Harris.

Kitty & Cadaver by Narrelle M Harris — Australian Zombie fiction at its bestLaszlo Kantor didn’t tell the five patrolling musicians that he thought they were preposterous, because he’d learned long ago to keep these opinions to himself, especially from preposterous people.

The oddest at the moment was the Swede, Kurt, who had a tablet computer in one hand, open on an app that displayed a keyboard. He played it as he sang into the quiet buildings of this area of light industry.

  Water, fire, air and earth
  Let no evil cross this line
  Weave a web, protect this path
  And to their den, evil confine

Six times already they’d sung this song at crossroads all around District 22, including the memorial park of old communist statues where the gigantic, over-earnest figures were ripe for ridicule. Alex had laughed at the derisive nicknames, but they inspired only contempt in Laszlo. He’d known the regime too well to find humour in its graveyard.

Narrelle M Harris: This chapter, and this section, has been on my mind lately due to the discussion of how to treat statues and whether they're to be permanently venerated, regardless of who or what they have represented in the past.

Memento Park, mentioned here, is one solution to the Risible Old Statue question. I like the last section because it hints at Laszlo's troubled past with the regime, and with himself, and because I like setting scenes in places I've visited in person.

Laszlo is soon going to join this group of preposterous people and become fairly preposterous himself.

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  • Atlin Merrick on

    This is a great question and I think, for me, the answer is no, no, no, very much no statues should not be venerated no matter what happens after they’re erected. It’s like saying no matter the abuse visited on you by a parent, they have every right to your eternal respect. They do not. This is the same. You owned slaves? People descended from slaves — or anyone who respects human beings — owe you nothing. Not veneration nor the “respect” of leaving your statue in place.

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