Okay, let us be honest- I actually do know how to read. Hence why I am able to dish out these posts in nothing flat while listening to an obnoxious techno band from New York without losing brain cells. Yeah, I’m kind of awesome, didn’t you know? Anywho, I purchased a book a few weeks back, just around the time I was being caved in by textbooks for my spring quarter classes (finished in three weeks!). This book is known as The Rook by Daniel O’Malley. And let me tell you- amazing.
If any of you have read Hellboy or BPRD (which are comic books for the non-graphic novel-ly educated bunch) you will be at home with this book. It is a supernaturally themed novel that spans between the action and mystery genres. In many ways it is like a discreet James Bond novel with superpowers. But the narration is excellent and the characters are diverse, not speaking solely about their powers either. What is amazing is how there are technically two different protagonists but they are the same person. I won’t explain how that works, go read it. I am only half way through but I can already say this is one of my favorite books of this year if not ever.