Thursday, February 06, 2014

Books read in 2014: No. 8 -- The Turtle Boy

by Kealan Patrick Burke

Started: Feb. 6
Finished: Feb. 6

Notes: Recently author Edward Lorn praised the works of Kealan Patrick Burke, and as I trust Lorn's judgment, I thought I should go check out Burke, especially as Burke is a Bram Stoker Award winner.

Mini review: It's rare I sit down and read a book all in one setting, but I had time on my hands today, this one was short enough, and frankly, the writing was just that damn good. Originally a stand-alone tale, The Turtle Boy is now the first in a series about Timmy Quinn, a boy who has experiences with the dead. To tell more would be giving things away, but I'll repeat, the story is damn good. The tale reminds me a little of Stephen King when he's in top form, and Ray Bradbury.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

wow, that is a recommendation. Gotta check it out.