Thursday, February 28, 2008

John Connolly - Nocturnes

This collection of short stories was truly chilling and a few of these stories certainly gave me the creeps. I thought the two novellas, The Cancer Cowboy Rides and The Reflecting Eye, which featured Charlie Parker from his novels, were excellent. My other favourites were: The New Daughter; The Ritual of the Bones; Miss Froom, Vampire; and Nocturne. The other supernatural/horror stories in this collection were pretty good also, but these were the ones that stuck with me and made me huddle under my blanket after I had turned the lights out. Although this is only the second time that I've had the chance to sample John Connolly's writing, I think he's a remarkable writer with the amazing ability to blend the supernatural and crime thrillers genre so well. I look forward to reading the rest of the Charlie Parker series, as well as his YA novel, The Book of Lost Things, which also comes highly recommended.