So, I just finished The Getaway God, the 6th book in the Sandman Slim series by Richard Kadrey. And whew.
God damn. What a ride.
You ever have a book that has a break-neck pace (or emotional gut punches one after the other) and something is happening page after page and there’s blood and death and God (yes, with a capital G) and Death (Yes, with a capital D) who are characters? And there’s a sentient bank building who has a fight with the physical manifestation of one of God’s split personalities and … lord, I feel like I just ran a marathon and I need to sit down and digest everything.
It’s like a review wouldn’t even come close to coming to covering everything I just read and I’m like where would I even start?
Has a book ever made you feel like that??
I love it when they do!
No idea if these are going to be like that, but there’s always hope 🙂
Edward Hyde is dead. But Mr Jekyll has returned to London and claimed his wealth, while those that question his identity start dying. However, someone did know Hyde and Jekyll were one and the same — Utterson, Hyde’s laywer. So where does this leave him knowing the truth? Doubting his own sanity and fearing for his safety. So many delicious questions aren’t there?? What do you think of this one??
With a name like Rosie Strange, you’d think she’d believe in magic, but Rosie doesn’t. So when she inherits a witch museum, she wants to sell it and run. BUT. But… she stays. Why, she doesn’t quite know, but she does. And meets an academic who wants her to find the bones of an old witch, and then there’s Sam the curator of the museum who Rosie can’t decide if she likes or hates. And in the end, there’s a mystery I’m wanting to know more about and not to mention the strange magic. And also what looks to be a Brit cozy magic mystery of sorts.
Agatha Christie is having or will have somewhat of a resurgence (I think?) now that Murder on the Orient Express movie is coming and looks damn good, but while listening to the radio of all things during an entertainment report, I learned that she actually disappeared for about 10 days in real life… and to this day, it’s apparently still unsolved.
So, this a novel about those 10 days, and a case of blackmail and murder into which she’s dragged. Turns out the man who seemingly rescued her from an oncoming train did so with the intention of blackmailing her into murdering someone. Involving Agatha Christie in a murder, in a blackmail plot is ingenious, I think — I mean it’s Christie after all! So, I am waiting for this with high hopes!
Everyone likes a good rant on social don’t they? Or they let the rants get away from them — see mine with my phone, cable and internet companies on my Twitter. But what you shouldn’t do is press send on a rant when you discover your BFF has iced you out of one of the biggest parties of the year. Not to mention all the stuff happening at home, so MC is in trouble. Big time… isn’t there an app yet that doesn’t let you rage-tweet? Or something? Everything about this sounds so relatable I love it!
This fourth book is by an Ephron sister, because yes there are four and they’re all ridiculously talented.
There’s a huge disconnect here between the title and the cover for me — one, the title sounds like someone’s old, grey-haired mother is saying something and the cover looks creepy AF. Lissie is 7 and her sister Janey is 4 when Janey is kidnapped. 40 years later, their mother still places an ad in the paper for the doll Janey had with her when she went missing — and then, the doll comes back. And that’s the mystery — how is Lissa, her young daughter and her mother in danger? And who took Janey? It’s the cover that gets me with this one, and it amplifies the creepiness underneath this blurb, I think.
That’s it from me, I think. Writing about other books helped decompress me from the high from The Getaway God, so that worked 😉