Tuesday, November 23, 2010
TBR Tuesday (8): The Kneebone Boy
I have a lot of books I've bought or received in a fury of excitement, only to have them languish on the shelves. This is one of those books.
The Kneebone Boy
by Ellen Potter
Life in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who’s away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the seedy streets of London and ends in a peculiar sea village where legend has it a monstrous creature lives who is half boy and half animal. . . .
In this wickedly dark, unusual, and compelling novel, Ellen Potter masterfully tells the tale of one deliciously strange family and a secret that changes everything.
I did a teaser of this one for Back to School Week, and I loved the style of it. I wanted to read it right then, but there just wasn't time. Now it's languishing on a shelf, but I hope to get to it soon.
So, what do you guys think? Anyone read this? What's on your tbr pile?