Monster Blood Tattoo

This book is so good it makes me want to throw down my pencil and give up. (Not that I write with pencils, mind, it just sounds better than computer.)

D.M. Cornish's imagination is so huge, I don't see how he keeps his head from exploding.

Brilliant stuff. Charles Dickens meets Gormenghast.

Go read it.


Susan R. Mills said...

The cover alone makes me want to read it. And I write everything long hand first and then type it on the computer. I consider it the first round of editing. So I like your use of the word pencil. :)

Ron Smith said...

I forgot to add that the author also illustrates the novel. This guy is a talented genius.

Maybe I should try longhand. It's a shame I don't, really, considering my pen and paper fetish. I love old writing instruments and different types of paper. said...

Yes, amaxing how some of the richest reads have the simplest titles, too.

PJ Hoover said...

Okay, because this has been on my tbr list but I just haven't gotten to it yet. I have the second but not the first, but you've solved my what to buy problem!

K. M. Walton said...

I will definitely give it a read. I've got $50 worth of gift cards burning a hole in my wallet. I can't wait till I can drive again (I'm actually on one crutch as of today - I love progress :) I'm going right to the book store!!!!!!!

Ray Veen said...

The last thing that made me feel this wasy was the Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud.

Anita Saxena said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and the advice today on alternatives to outlining. Foundling looks interesting. I'll check it out.

Ron Smith said...

Thanks for visiting everyone.

BPV--I really enjoyed the Bartimaeus trilogy, too.

Kate--50 bucks worth of gift cards? I'm envious.

Thanks for coming by Anita!

Ghostfolk, I just love simple titles. Now if only I could think of some for my projects.

And you, PJ. Congrats on the launch of the Navel of the World!