RARA-AVIS: Dave Zeltserman gets a Red Star at PubWeekly!

From: Frederick Zackel (fzackel@wcnet.org)
Date: 03 May 2010

  • Next message: BaxDeal@aol.com: "Re: RARA-AVIS: Used Books and ethics"

     The Caretaker of Lorne Field Dave Zeltserman, Overlook, $23.95 (240p) ISBN 978-1-59020-303-3

    Zeltsermanís superb mix of humor and horror focuses on Jack Durkin, the ninth generation of firstborn sons in his family who have daily weeded Lorne Field to purge it of Aukowies, bloodthirsty plants that could overrun the world in weeks if not attended to. Though Jack takes his job seriously, no one else does: his oldest son doesnít want to follow in his footsteps; his wife is tired of living poorly on his caretakerís salary; and the townspeople who subsidize him are increasingly skeptical of purported menaces that no one has ever seen because Jack diligently nips them in the bud. With his support dwindling, Jack finds himself driven to desperate measures to prove that heís truly saving the world. Zeltserman (Pariah) orchestrates events perfectly, making it impossible to tell if Jack is genuinely humankindís unsung hero or merely the latest descendant of a family of superstitious loonies. Readers will keep turning the pages to see how the ambiguous plot resolves. (July)

    Congratulations!

    [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

    ------------------------------------

    RARA-AVIS home page: http://www.miskatonic.org/rara-avis/ Yahoo! Groups Links

    <*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rara-avis-l/

    <*> Your email settings:
        Individual Email | Traditional

    <*> To change settings online go to:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rara-avis-l/join
        (Yahoo! ID required)

    <*> To change settings via email:
        rara-avis-l-digest@yahoogroups.com
        rara-avis-l-fullfeatured@yahoogroups.com

    <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
        rara-avis-l-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

    <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
        http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/



    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 03 May 2010 EDT