Book Review: Down Below by Leonora Carrington

Book Review: Down Below by Leonora Carrington

When the powerful forces controlling the publishing industry maintain they’re looking for novels and memoirs between 60,000 and 80,000 words, it’s a natural outcome that a huge percentage of books are 250–300 pages long. In a better world, they would probably be shorter. *Down Below* by the late surrealist artist Leonora Carrington bucks that trend with a spare and efficient central text less than 70 pages long.