Saturday, January 1, 2011
The trend continues with Caretaker
The trend continues with folks writing about how much they dig Caretaker. Peter Leonard on his Man Eating Bookworm Blog picks his top 5 reads of 2010, and topping his list is Caretaker, with Peter saying:
This paranoid, suspenseful, work is easily my number one book of the year. I was gripped by the story from the first page to the last. Look for a full review in the next day or two.
With Peter's list this makes about 15 or so best lists that Caretaker has shown up, with it topping a number of them.
Cincinnati Library list some of their recent favorites, and here's what they say about Caretaker:
For 300 years, Jack Durkin’s paternal line has honored a contract to save the world. Good thing Jack believes in his job because his wife, sons, and the local townspeople who support the family are not sure they aren’t being taken for a free ride and Jack is just a loony guy avoiding holding down a real job. But he insists those aren’t weeds he pulls up and burns every day, but Aukowies that make Little Shop of Horrors’ Audrey II look down right adorable. High creepy factor with subtle edge-of-your-seat suspense.