We Bury the Landscape
By Kristine Ong Muslim
(Excpert from Goodreads) We Bury the Landscape is an exhibition of literary art. Ekphrasis, collected. One hundred flash fictions and prose poems presented to view. From the visual to the textual, transmuting before the gallery-goer’s gaze, the shifting contours of curator Kristine Ong Muslim’s surreal panorama delineate the unconventional, the unexpected, and the unnatural. Traversing this visionary vista’s panoply of “rooms of unfinished lives,” the reader unearths and examines and reanimates—revealing the transcendent uncanniness that subsists underfoot.
I have to say that I like the concept of this book. Basically, Kristine wrote little stories, poems, or notes to correspond to different paintings. It makes you imaging what is going on in the painting, them when you look them up you can decide for yourself if that is what you see or if you see something else.
The only thing I didn’t really like was that I had to look up the pictures to figure out what they were about. I know, I’m being lazy and whiny. But I think it would have made the book flow better.
Having said that, I think this is a great way to get your mind working. You can trying and find what she wrote about or you can look and make up your own versions. It’s all about expanding your mind.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.