Lori's Book Nook

“Stephen King meets Ibsen. Trust me.”

Posted on: June 15, 2006

…says the cover quote, attributed to Neal Stephenson, a great SF writer himself.

So, who is this about? Sean Stewart, author of my latest library book, Perfect Circle: A novel about Texas, ghosts, and perfect pop songs. Sean Stewart's books are thoughtful, odd, haunting, and addictive. This one is no exception. It is unexpected and ennerving, and worth picking up.

My favourites of his other books (that I've read…) are:

Nobody's Son is the other half of a fairy tale, after the words: And they lived happily ever after.

The Night Watch takes place in Vancouver, BC…it is a future where Magic has taken over, and humans in the downtown core hold the line against the encroaching Forest, which has reclaimed the rest of the city.

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