this past weekend I maxed out my library card, and this book will definitely be going on my wish list. I was initially attracted by the illustrations, wonderfully dark and textured, perfectly matching the story.
On a side note this led me – as these things usually do – to the illustrators web site, his name is Jim Kay and the illustrations for this book are there with lots more wonderful art. Best of all he has a greyhound, anyone with a sighthound they love enough to photograph and show off can do no wrong!!
Back to the book, it is written by Patrick Ness based on the last premise of Siobhan Dowd before her premature death from cancer. My descriptive powers will not do… read this book!!! Its dark, mythological, sad, witty and NOT just for the “young adult” audience it’s aimed at.