Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Ballad of Black Tom
Author: Victor LaValle [Website][Facebook][Twitter]
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?