Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Ballad of Black Tom

Title: The Ballad of Black Tom

Author: Victor LaValle [Website][Facebook][Twitter]

Publisher: TOR

ISBN: 9780765387868

Length: 149 pages

Obtained: Library copy

Why this book?: I read a review or description somewhere and thought it sounded interesting.


It took some concentration on my part to try to follow what was going on.  It was, I guess, kind of mystical.  I didn't remember the description by the time I read it so I had no idea what to expect.  When I started reading I began to get one impression and then everything changed. It felt very "what on (or off) Earth just happened?".  I also didn't really know what the Cthulhu was/is (though I recognized the term from some ILL title requests at work), so I had to look it up afterwards.  But even having some idea of what that was about, I still found the story to be very surreal.  Perhaps it's because I've never read H.P. Lovecraft?

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