One thought on “Fade to Gold”

  1. Hot on the heels of “The Bees Her Heart, the Hive Her Belly,” I started “Fade to Gold.” I think I like this one even better. It is definitely a more straightforward narrative, and it feels like some kind of fable. Benjanun Sriduangkaew delivers a sucker-punch kind of tragedy: a lone soldier, a woman, is making her way back to her village when she encounters a fellow female traveller. But the traveller is actually a krasue, and herein lies the conflict.Sympathetic monsters are nothing new [...]

  2. I get a similar feeling from everything I read by Benjanun Sriduangkaew. I think it's beautiful, just gorgeously written and rich with layers of meaning, but ultimately I walk away thinking I didn't quite understand the point of the story. That's not a fault in Sriduangkaew's writing which, I stress, I find lovely. It's something in me that makes me unable at this time to connect with their works.

  3. A very different story, and I liked it. The mythology, if not original to Sriduangkaew, is one with which I am completely unfamiliar, and the writing is actually quite good. Like most of his stories, this is one of loss.

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