So…I’ve done another vlog. There are so many things that I could apologise for about it, but I won’t. I’m learning still and it’s only my 2nd time of being in front of a camera. Anyway.
I thought I’d tell you about the book I’d been reading, The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, as I hoped I could convey just how much I loved it. Have a watch. Oh, you’ll be needing this password though: Gargoyle
This is one the most clever and gripping stories I have ever read. It flowed, it twisted and turned and left me debating with myself about the overall question; could Marianne Engel really be 700? I changed my mind constantly – and still do even now after I’ve finished it.
The imagination and the obvious immense amount of research that must have gone into this novel, is just staggering; and honestly, a joy to behold.
I found I could follow this book as if it were a movie were playing in my head. As I mention in the video, every scene was painted and laid out for me – not in a ‘too much description’ kind of way (not at all) – but in an easy to read and follow kind of way. I admit that I wished it wasn’t like a film playing in my head at certain points of this story, as I’m somewhat squeamish and they were somewhat gory, but I could see that every single line in this book was integral to the story so I read on.
I am in awe of every aspect of this book and hope that one day my own novel can be half as thrilling or well-written as The Gargoyle. We’ll see.
In case you can’t tell, I would recommend you read it. The story may not be to everyone’s taste but to read it even to just experience good writing – must be a temptation on it’s own (we all know how much shit is out there – it’s rare to find something really well-written).
Have you read The Gargoyle? What did you think of it, do you agree with me at it’s brilliance or have you been left wondering whether it was even the same book that you read? Let me know!
Next up from my mound of unread books is ‘Past Imperfect‘ by Julian Fellows. Until next time. x