BTT- A Sick Little Gargoyle

Suggested by Janet:

The opposite of last week’s question: “What’s the best ‘worst’ book you’ve ever read — the one you like despite some negative reviews or features?”

I’ve been sick with a stomach flu, so this will be short and sweet. Andrew Davidson’s The Gargoyle did not fare well when it went on sale. Some have suggested this is because it may be too far fetched, too out there, for the average person. It could also be that it is rather graphic in describing the burning flesh and the whole experience of skin grafts, healing process, etc.

However, I think it was one of the best books I read last year, best first author book last year, and is on Mt. TBR Hall of Fame list in the sidebar. I’ve been thinking about re-reading it, even!


4 Responses

  1. Hearing this makes me want to go out and buy another copy of it. I loved that book. I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  2. I still haven’t read this book, but I may have to. It keeps coming up on the blogs I visit on Thursdays! My response is here: I enjoyed seeing your site. I’m redesigning my own and on a sharp lookout for good ideas.

  3. I haven’t read it yet and will have to check it out. Hope you feel better soon! My post is here

  4. I think The Gargoyle was my favorite read of 2008, too. I felt a little sad that people were so turned off by the descriptions of the burns–am I the only person who sometimes chooses not to imagine descriptions, acknowledging them in a more intellectual (instead of sensory) way???

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