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shockingly repellent

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But perhaps in Beckett's work the mysterious name of Samuel Beckett cannot quite be said -- the text leaves off before that last grisliness. (Oddly, Abbott does not discuss the fact that the narrator of the third part of Watt is given the name Sam, and another character in Watt is called Hackett.) Mathematicians distinguish between certain sequences (such as 1 + 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 ...
From the horrible grisliness of the tasty head curry to the evocative sadness of the father whose transmission of metaphysical knowledge separates him from his son forever, the reader is drawn into Shulman's perspective on this material.
It makes no difference whether the grisliness is justified by knowledge or profit.
With systematic grisliness, the lethal entourage moves out: Gull, with his locked box of a heart; his driver, Netley, a human bludgeon; and Sickert, the depraved familiar of these women, whose role is to coax the victims in and to witness without flinching the ghastly, sanctioned vengeance.
He writes, "The execution protocol serves as a necessary device to keep order in the prison around the time of an execution, to keep the execution party's mind off of the grisliness of their task over a period as long as 10 days, and to control the condemned man's fear by making him believe he was a part of a ritual that was being conducted in a competent way by trained people, including doctors and clergymen."
The grisliness of this tragic opinion is manifest by its impact on Nancy Cruzan and her parents.
What Reyes' works do not partake of is the quality of grisliness in many steampunk metal works, affecting a spine-chilling grandeur and, in the process, transforming themselves into menacing presences.
The grisliness of this gesture is exacerbated by the shallow relief of the canvas, which presents her halved skull schizophrenically, in both frontal and three-quarter perspectives.
Already a cause celebre in its native Thailand, where it was initially banned then snipped for March release, this strikingly lensed and designed psychochiller by thirtysomething d.p.-turned-helmer Tiwa Moeithaisong (lenser of "Bangkok Love Story") is likely to challenge (and confuse) ratings boards worldwide with its mixture of unblinking grisliness and arty aspirations.
Chaucer seems to be striving for extravagant grisliness devoid of martial sublimity, Grand Guignol without the grandeur: the surreal nightmare of a sow eating an infant in its cradle is coupled to a cook burning his hand because his ladle is too short.
Merhige does exercise admirable restraint in depicting the slayings, which manage to convey a sense of grisliness without being excessively graphic.