I'd probably bump this up to a 3.5 if I had the choice.
Half of this story was listened to as an audio book, once again I stalled out and ended up finI'd probably bump this up to a 3.5 if I had the choice.
Half of this story was listened to as an audio book, once again I stalled out and ended up finishing it off by reading it. This will be my last attempt at trying to listen to a book. It's just not for me. I don't have the kind of lifestyle that caters to audio book listening I guess.
As for the story... Despite my lack of enthusiasm for yet another werewolf tale I can honestly say I quite enjoyed it. Harry is a pretty interesting character and I'm excited to learn more about him and get some history on the magic world that he is a part of.
Murphy pissed me off a lot in this book. I'm hopeful that her and Harry can somehow create some trust between the two of them.
And talk about shit kickings. Poor Harry. Is he gonna be one of those guys that gets the crap kicked out of him in each and every book?
Anywho...I'm looking forward to continuing on and hopefully with the amount of novels in this series I will soon get some extended story arcs and a bit more depth with the going on's of a Wizard in a modern day setting....more
Jonathan Carroll gets all the stars all the time! Take them, take them, take them!!
With that out of the way, I suppose if this was any other author be Jonathan Carroll gets all the stars all the time! Take them, take them, take them!!
With that out of the way, I suppose if this was any other author besides Jonathan Carroll, I would have rated this a three and a half or a four star read. But...well...Jonathan Carroll gets five stars no matter what, forever and ever, always, the end, amen.
Carroll is in my top 3 favorite authors of all time ever; The man puts words onto paper like no other I know of -- The way he phrases the every day mundane fascinates me to no end, and even what should be the most boring of situations, Carroll, somehow makes them sound magically extravagant.
I was immediately struck with the familiarity of stepping back into a Carroll novel. Everything that I expected was in place. Its like that feeling you get when you are away from home for an extended period of time, whether it be for business or pleasure, that moment you open your own front door and step back into your home...that exact feeling is what I get when I read a Jonathan Carroll story.
This story, his latest release, is no different.
Bathing The Lion, at its heart is a story about people, or at least it was for me. A tale of relationships and how they intermingle with one another. Nobody writes relationships, both romantic and platonic, with the flair that Carroll does. It is this slow simmering stew-pot of characters and how they relate with one another that is the real foundation of a story that throws a bit of cosmic mystery into our laps.
Really there isn't much more I can tell you that the books official plot synopsis can't. All I really want to do anyways is glow and bask in the warmth of once again reading a new story from one of my favorite authors. If you haven't read a Jonathan Carroll story I strongly urge you to do so. Start with this one, start with an older one, it doesn't really matter, just pick one and go! If you have any appreciation for words and the way they can be powerfully wielded to take you on a journey...Well hell...Jonathan Carroll is your guy!
If urban fantasy is your thing, than this is a book worth checking out. In a crowded genre, Shawn Oetzel most certainly gives us something all his ownIf urban fantasy is your thing, than this is a book worth checking out. In a crowded genre, Shawn Oetzel most certainly gives us something all his own....more