I read obsessively, but by the time I get around to reading a new book I've often forgotten how I stumbled across it in the first place. This is my attempt to keep track of things.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Bone Key - Sarah Monette
I've been in love with Sarah Monette since I first read her Doctrine of Labyrinths series. The Bone Key is totally different, but completely awesome. It is a series of short stories about Kyle Murchison Booth - a reclusive museum archivist, specialist in rare books and necromantic mysteries. He isn't good at interacting with other people, but he can't always avoid them.
Inspired by HP Lovecraft and MR James, these stories are tinged with the same sort of horror, but contain characters you actually care about - sometimes even the scary ones. If you love Lovecraft's stories, you'll find this even better.