Sunday, September 23, 2012
Novel and Unrelated Bits, aka I said buy Nightworld
Also releasing on October 2 is Gold Dust, a new album by Tori Amos. The songs are orchestrated versions of previous releases and I can tell you from attending the 2011 Night of Hunters concert in Washington DC that the orchestrated versions of many songs sound fantastic. It's gratifying to me that a new album of hers is in the top 100 for Music on Amazon even before it's been released. Mine's pre-ordered.
In the meantime, if you still haven't purchased Nightworld by Maureen Noel, that's something you should be reading. The story: a woman who never used to dream now visits a strange place whenever she falls asleep, and takes what she gets there back to the waking world--cuts, bruises, even pregnancy despite never having been impregnated. By day she is Sapphire, working at a bookstore on a small island off Washington State; by night she is Safire, thief, hunter, killer in a harsh and ravaged world.
The novel's as unconventional as it is intriguing and Sapphire has the kind of snappy personality that makes the narrative click. The story runs by in a breeze too; give it a read.