Houses of the Holy

Houses of the Holy A young woman undertakes a Dantean journey into the center of her psyche Every door she encounters opens labyrinthine viewing galleries macabre installations and occult rituals where nothing is as i

  • Title: Houses of the Holy
  • Author: Caitlin Skaalrud
  • ISBN: 9781941250051
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback
  • A young woman undertakes a Dantean journey into the center of her psyche Every door she encounters opens labyrinthine viewing galleries, macabre installations, and occult rituals where nothing is as it seems Answers lead to questions She must abandon her false self through despair and selfsurrender on the way to an encounter with the inner void Houses of the HolyA young woman undertakes a Dantean journey into the center of her psyche Every door she encounters opens labyrinthine viewing galleries, macabre installations, and occult rituals where nothing is as it seems Answers lead to questions She must abandon her false self through despair and selfsurrender on the way to an encounter with the inner void Houses of the Holy is a nightmarish vision of the timeless psychic struggle that makes us human.Caitlin Skaalrud is a cartoonist, organizer, teacher, aspiring astrologist, and publisher behind comics micro press Talk Weird Press in Minneapolis, where she lives with her partner and a cat named Howl She is a recipient of a 2012 Xeric Self Publishing Grant for Sea Change A Choose Your Own Way Story Her first word was Batman

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    1. So dense with personal-symbolic images, arranged into a series of esoterically cluttered, destroyed (perfect) tableaux, that interpretation breaks down under the force of dreamlike place and object itself. A story, or backstory haunts the pages, likewise a poetic text dances the margins, but no narrative ever manifests so far as to force a single reading or understanding. It feels like there probably is a single understanding underlying this, somewhere -- the author's -- but she wisely disintegr [...]


    2. A more occult version of "The Squirrel Machine"? Potent and visionary work here. Full review appeared in The Fanzine: thefanzine/ideal-home-nois



    3. It's not often I read a graphic novel that leaves me speechless without understanding a single thing I've just read. Caitlin Skaalrud's "Houses Of The Holy" was exactly that type of book; tragic, personal, impeccably illustrated, and totally inscrutable. When I turned the final page, my jaw was on the floor and my brain was swimming.The back-cover description about "Houses Of The Holy" describes it as one young woman's Dante-esque journey through her own ruined psyche but, more accurately, it's [...]


    4. I think I may be honestly emotional worse off for having read this graphic novel. It hold a lot of truth in the way that grief, due to an unexpected trauma comes in waves, some that are almost manically beautiful. As well as the almost Sisyphusian way that we try to get better after tragic happening only to be bowled over by the fact that it just isn't that easy to "get over" or "move on" from such events. In the end, however, hope is a lighthouse at the edge of the dark water.Read if you like t [...]


    5. An elaborately illustrated journey through the emotional traumas of grief and recovery. I was mesmerized by the art throughout, but overall it was so esoterically presented that I don't think I fully grasped the meaning of the graphic novel as a whole.


    6. Some of the artwork and formatting isn't entirely up-to-scratch, but some is downright aesthetic-universe-expanding."—me, shivering like struck brass"



    7. A strange and evocative read with images that are as poignant as they are often morbid. I sincerely enjoyed the art and the text, but sometimes I had to reread sections due to the cryptic and abstract nature of the work.


    8. Grotesque, fantastical, and somber in all the right ways and spaces; reads like poetry and creates visual poetry. This is a masterpiece.


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