08.19.10

Meow by Bridget

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:54 pm by Bridget

images.cgiOne more book rec on the supernatural spectrolitaritrum and then I will switch to something realistic-ish for a change, but I have to mention White Cat by the super awesome Holly Black because it haunted me, wiggling its way into my psyche and FORCING me to read it! It’s compelling. But dark, v. v. dark. And I’m pretty sure I have experienced the bizarre blowback sensation she describes when you aren’t sure which body parts are which and if they are quite in the right places and numbers. Not due to anything as exciting as magic or curses though. Sadly. Unless my oncologist is using secret tricks on me I don’t know about.

I read White Cat on the beach so I wanted to mention it before summer is over and the beach is cold. Of course, if your beach is the Oregon Coast or icy old Lake Michigan, it’s probably already cold and might require a sweater or two. Not that White Cat is particularly beachy in any way, but I read it there so you might want to too.

It’s about grifters, con-artists, magic, crime and getting kicked out of boarding school. Like The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks meets, um, I don’t know… something scary with possible mob connections?

Bridget

3 Comments »

  1. Janet said,

    August 20, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Would it be appropriate for me to read this at the dog beach? Would the cat stuff get in the way?

  2. Bridget said,

    August 22, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Janet, that sounds dangerous. You might start a dog riot when they see the awesome cat cover.

  3. Janet said,

    September 22, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Frankie Landau-Banks meets Son of the Mob? I finally finished this book. It got off to a slow start for me, with lots of distractions, but when I finally made it through, I decided I liked it a lot. Thanks for the recommendation, Bridget!
    Now I’m wondering what kind of “worker” I’d like to be…

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