Saturday, July 24, 2010
Book of Tongues review from Tor.com
An awesome, indepth review from Tor.com:
"There’s a lot to be said for the narrative possibilities of the American west when it comes to speculative fiction, and surprisingly, not a lot of fiction actually takes advantage of it. I tend to be on the perpetual lookout for books that are set around this particular era (which is in and of itself commemorated by tall tales and strange stories) and when I read the back of Gemma Files’s Book of Tongues, I was sold. Not only is it a dark fantasy/horror novel set in the west post-Civil War, it’s a story with queer characters and relationships, from Chess to Morrow to the Reverend Rook. Sexuality is a fluid and often unpleasant thing in this book. It was certainly a breath of fresh air to read..."
Read the rest here.