Film and sound nerdery, Crowley-esque occult magic and meatballs, what else would you want? I really enjoyed this one and can't wait to read Mexican Gothic (which Father Christmas has kindly bestowed).
Currently I'm reading horror, almost exclusively
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What an original little book. Borne (who in my mind usually looked like Philippe from Achewood, only a tentacled vase?) is a weird creature found by the main character, Rachel. Despite being set in yet another post-collapse dystopia, this book is anything but cliché.
I loved this and I needed to sit with it a while after I finished, before starting my next book. It's a body-horror/fairytale/love story between a 'mermaid' on land and her (plague) doctor, as they intervene in a morbid cult run by three false saints. It's like nothing I've read before (okay, maybe it's a bit T. Kingfisher-y - a good thing) and it's really beautifully written.
We can confidently say I am now a committed T. Kingfisher fan since reading What Moves The Dead, and now this. The Hollow Places follows two likeable main characters as they stumble upon a multiverse portal through a wall in the back of an eccentric small town museum. The story is gripping and unpredictable and once I got so far I literally couldn't put it down. More please!
I hesitate to recommend this book because it covers some difficult terrain. Having said that, I've already recommended it to a couple of people. I was mostly enthralled and terrified by the story but I could have done without the prologue and epilogue, which seemed to lack the originality of the rest of the book.