Saturday, March 05, 2011
GO WITH ME, Castle Freeman
Donna Moore came up with the idea for an ALTERNATE WORLD BOOK NIGHT and asked people to post about a book they loved, why, and how they would give it away to someone.
The original WORLD BOOK NIGHT honored writers everyone knew about and Donna thought it would be nice to honor writers that people might not be familiar with.
My choice is GO WITH ME by Castle Freeman.
A young woman, alone in the world, is stalked by a man names Blackway (perfect name, isn't it?). He comes after her in various nefarious ways, forcing her to seek help from strangers in hew new Vermont town. She finds help in unlikely places in this smart, suspenseful, and magical short novel. It's a fairy tale, it's a horror story, it's a crime fiction novel. It's all of these. This book is elegant, lucid, magical and I will give it to the first person who asks.