Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I Don't Think I Can Read this Book - Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong

I know I"m missing out on something here. I put it on hold and waited for my turn. It's sitting on my desk, but I don't thing I can read it. Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong has been getting great reviews:

“Like Stephen King, . . . Armstrong not only writes interesting page-turners, she has also achieved that unlikely goal, what all writers strive for: a genre of her own. . . . This is not The Call of the Wild; it’s Nora Roberts meets The Sopranos by way of Henry David Thoreau.”
The Walrus

“Armstrong’s prose has a punchy, easy flow.”
— The Globe and Mail

“Mesmerizing . . . the ‘other-worldly’ atmosphere conjured up by Armstrong begins to seem strangely real. Armstrong is a talented and original writer whose inventiveness and sense of the bizarre is arresting.”
— London Free Press

I may be a wimp, but I just can't get past the creepy, scary cover.

Novelist describes Waking the Witch as a darkly humorous, steamy, suspenseful story in which a spell casting investigator, Savannah Levine, is recruited to track down a supernatural killer. Novelist compares it to The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings, Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier and Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

It does sound pretty good. Maybe I'll have to get myself a book cosy and give it a go.

1 comment:

  1. Try the e-book, where you never have to look at the cover. It's really more murder mystery than creepy anyway, the characters just happen to be supernatural!