Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Okay, I've been dealing with other matters over here and I've been neglecting the blog again. Unfortunately, I chose to neglect it during a Blog Tour, so that means somebody gets the shaft.
Getting the shaft this month is Jeffrey Overstreet, whose novel is Cyndere's Midnight. I cyndere you to make fun of that title. No really, I cyndere you.*
Jeffrey Overstreet has a website and a blog, but who doesn't? What makes Overstreet's blog unusually good is his unusually good batch of movie reviews, which you ought to be reading instead of the reviews around here. I'm rather fond of his review of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
But let's talk about his new novel, shall we? The man's obviously quick on his feet, or on his keyboard; he churns out movie reviews like nothing, and here's a new novel, and it seems to me it wasn't that long ago we were talking about his last novel on this blog tour. High marks for being prolific.
The Least Read Blog indicates the novel is so stunning that John can't think of anything to say. Nothing to say, and he's Lutheran! That's something. I think. I dunno, are Lutherans known for being wordy?
Novel Teen, which I assume is written by an unusual teen, has a good review.
Then there's Books' Hidden Corner, which has...*shudder*...anime characters...but it also has a valiant attempt to read the novel during the Blog Tour itself! Now that's a stunt I can get behind. I might even try that next time. Books didn't make it through, but she does give a little discussion of the novel's themes, and that's worth taking a look at.
Finally, FantasyThyme gushes about the story's revelations of secrets, suggesting that it has a solid, steady pace and an engaging plot. That little blog post also mentions the book's symbolic use of "the midnight hour," which of course reminds me of this.
In the Midnight Hour, the Blog Tour Cries More, More, More:
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Todd Michael Greene
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Alice M. Roelke
Rachel Starr Thomson
I'm pronouncing that "sin-dare," but I'm probably wrong.