Friday, December 17, 2010
The trend continues: Caretaker making more best of year lists
Over at BookReporter.com, they have their staff picks for best books of 2010, and Joe Hartlaub says of Caretaker: "Possibly the most haunting tale I’ve encountered this year. I had forgotten how much I missed August Derleth until I read this. It establishes Zeltserman as one of our most diversified and talented writers."
Author Nate Southard also make his picks, saying of Caretaker: "Once in a great while, you find a book that makes you read it, that just forces you to keep turning pages until you’re finished. This is one of them. Jack Durkin is the caretaker of Lorne Field. The town thinks he’s a crazy man who spends every day weeding the same field, but he insists the things he pulls out of the ground and burns are monsters that will destroy the world within weeks if he doesn’t take care of them first. Zeltserman keeps you guessing right up to the last page, wondering if Durkin is telling the truth or is stark raving mad. This is the one, folks. An amazing novel that will leave you breathless." Nate also picks Paul Tremblay's In the Mean Time, and anyone picking this wonderfully haunting collection of dread and unease is someone you need to listen to!