Books to the ceiling, books to the sky, my pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them!
This book is remarkable. It's strange, and lovely, and sort of melancholy. It feels almost like a love letter to childhood and memories, and the fantasy is gritty and raw. At times you feel an uncomfortable squirmy feeling in your belly, which is almost immediately brushed away by the wonderfully written prose.
It's not a story with classic mythology or beautiful magical creatures. The monsters in this book are dark and angular, with bat-like wings and terrible sharp teeth. And yet I was utterly enthralled. Give it a go, and you'll be spellbound too.