So these are the booksies I'll be
mainlining diving into soon:
KRAKEN: When a nine-meter-long dead squid is stolen, tank and all, from a London museum, curator Billy Harrow finds himself swept up in a world he didn't know existed: one of worshippers of the giant squid, animated golems, talking tattoos, and animal familiars on strike.
THE LITTLE STRANGER:
Called upon to examine the housemaid, Dr Faraday finds himself strangely drawn to the dilapidated house. What begins as mild fascination transforms itself into something more pronounced as Dr. Faraday scrambles to make sense of the strange happenings that begin to haunt Hundreds Hall.
The man who loves Naomi must descend into the labyrinthine subway system to find her and bring her back to a world where a New York brownstone holds a burial ground of those accused of witchcraft, where the secrets of the living are within the ancient diary of a witch, and where a creature known only as the Serpent has escaped its bounds at last.
In Victorian England, an orphan girl, Sue, is sent to a country estate to work for its young heiress, on behalf of a mysterious benefactor known as Gentleman. Sue is raised by Mrs. Sucksby, den mother to a family of thieves, or "fingersmiths." To repay Mrs. Sucksby's kindness, Sue gets involved in a scam but soon regrets it.
STORIES (Gaiman! Joyce Carol Oates! JOE FREAKIN HILL!):
This collection of 27 never-before published stories from an impressive cast sets out to shift genre paradigms. The overarching theme is fantasy used in the most broad-sweeping sense, rather than signaling the familiar commercial staples of elves, ghouls, and robots.
AN EXORCIST TELLS HIS STORY:
Renowned exorcist of Rome tells of his many experiences as an exorcist doing battle with Satan. Fr. Amorth allows the reader to witness the activities of the exorcist, to experience what an exorcist sees and does. He also reveals how little modern science, psychology, & medicine can help those under Satan's influence.
Yip! I'm so excited. *squirms* But I have to finish THE PASSAGE first. Cronin slammed me into a brick wall of BLEH when he opens the story WIDE open in the second section. Was not feeling that. At. All. Sigh. (Then I'm all, yikes! What must that feel like, to hear your readers complain about your work?) Course, plenty o folks luurrved it. Ah, well. The story's starting to go full circle now, at the beginning of the last third, so I hope it picks up.
Anyway. So what are you SO. FREAKIN. EXCITED. to read this month???