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The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
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Nov 08, 2008

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bookshelves: fantasy, 2008
Read in November, 2008 , read count: 1

This novel came highly recommended so I thought I'd rush it to the head of the to-read pile.

The narrator is a thirty-something year old man (a professional pornographer) who was burned beyond recognition in a horrible car accident. The first couple of chapters are a little cringe-worthy and very graphic. Definitely not a pleasurable read for someone with either a phobia of fire/burns or broken glass (me).

As the narrator recuperates in hospital, a mysterious woman named Marianne Engel appeared with spun tales about her curing him of his burns 700 years ago in Germany.

Interspered with their love story are wondrous tales of romance set in Japan, Germany, Italy and Finland, etc. They're actually my favorite parts of the book.

A very engrossing love story which is perfect for a langorious and relaxing read. Recommended to those who want a bif of fantastical romance in their lives.
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