Sunday, June 22, 2008

ODALISQUE

My (DFL's) comments on ODALISQUE (by PF Jeffery) as I read the novel weekly chapter by chapter.

The author of ODALISQUE has been kind enough to send me a CD of the whole novel. He started writing this novel in the nineteen-eighties. Recently completed (June 2008).

I hope to read this novel chapter by chapter on a weekly basis - and record some thoughts on THE LINKS BELOW. There are 50 chapters plus epilogue.

The author is happy for me to send to you a word-document of each chapter at any time, at your request. My address is bfitzworth@yahoo.co.uk

THE AUTHOR HAS ADDED SOME OF HIS OWN COUNTER-COMMENTS TO MOST OF MY COMMENTS. IF YOU ADD SOME COMMENTS OF YOUR OWN, PLEASE INFORM ME AT THE ABOVE EMAIL ADDRESS OTHERWISE I MAY NOT NOTICE (OR BE ABLE TO ALERT THE AUTHOR ABOUT) YOUR COMMENT.

I am a long-term epistolary friend of the author (handwritten letters from 1967 on a rough weekly basis).

I believe in ODALISQUE as a great fantasy/horror novel (spiritual, grotesque and humorous), but I am still in the personal throes of grappling with its strangely powerful (for me, almost alien) ethos -- greatly assisted by its beautifully silky style of expression.

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NOW COMPLETE


CHAPTER ONE - Awakening

CHAPTER TWO - Love

CHAPTER THREE - Unease

CHAPTER FOUR - Departures

CHAPTER FIVE - Services

CHAPTER SIX - Enslavement

CHAPTER SEVEN - Travelling

CHAPTER EIGHT - Destinations

CHAPTER NINE - Torment

CHAPTER TEN - Barbarians

CHAPTER ELEVEN - Pregnancy

CHAPTER TWELVE - Lactation

CHAPTER THIRTEEN - Sale

CHAPTER FOURTEEN - Brothel

CHAPTER FIFTEEN - Whoredom

CHAPTER SIXTEEN - Rooms

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN - Whorlets

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN - Transitions

CHAPTER NINETEEN - Toiling

CHAPTER TWENTY - Carting

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE - Deliverance

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO - Settling

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE - Household

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR - Concubine

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE - War

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX - Pollygoggers

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN - River

CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT - Palace

CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE - Unharnessing

CHAPTER THIRTY - Samples

CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE - Lessons

CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO - Ruby

CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE - Cursed

CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR - Trial

CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE - Advances

CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX - Dancing

CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN - Training

CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT - Solstice

CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE - Masque

CHAPTER FORTY - Engaged

CHAPTER FORTY-ONE - Grim

CHAPTER FORTY-TWO - Intrigue

CHAPTER FORTY-THREE - Errands

CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR - Marriage

CHAPTER FORTY-FIVE - Rode

CHAPTER FORTY-SIX - Road

CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN - Battlefields

CHAPTER FORTY-EIGHT - Ending

CHAPTER FORTY-NINE - Coronation

CHAPTER FIFTY - Beginning

EPILOGUE





2008 Interview with PF (Pet) Jeffery HERE.

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1 comment:

Weirdmonger said...

all my recent reviews of books by other writers are linked from HERE

And other links for more PF Jeffery material are linked from HERE.