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I Looked Alive: Stories Paperback – January 21, 2004
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What lies at the core of Lutz's work is the aching heart of the misunderstood, the stoic shy prideful shame of the perverse, and the limp damp coldness of the never loved or those who cannot love. His characters appear and disappear in confusing mists. They often zoom into pin-point focus and then dissipate as you read further. He's a master of the camera trick- or maybe a better word would be camera obscura trick- and like all good photographers, he illuminates only what he wants you to see. The distortions are his will, you must allow him to control the focus. Some people will not like this. They prefer the illusion of control, or, at least, of some control. Lutz will not give you this. If he lulls you into a sense of familiar structure, it is only to pull the rug out more firmly when the time comes.
I Looked Alive is a testament to the tender beauty of hideous apparitions .Read more ›