The Death of Francis Bacon – Max Porter

Once you’ve read The Death of Francis Bacon, you can’t help feeling that only Max Porter could have tackled the imagined thoughts of this violently visual painter. As already seen in Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny, Porter’s style suits the noisy, graphic style of the painter himself. In a way, the layout … Continue reading The Death of Francis Bacon – Max Porter

Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter

This has been on my radar since I found and fell in love with Lanny, Porter's second book. And man, this one has undone me. It's unlike anything else I've read, a verse narrative exploring the aftermath of loss, and the route grief takes when your bereavement counsellor is a large, rude, trickster crow. It … Continue reading Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter