Saturday, November 1, 2008
"Clay" - Great YA book that's comfortably creepy
"Clay"***** by award-winning young adult author David Almond:
An alter boy turned evil, using the name of the Lord to create life out of clay -- (think Frankenstein). This novel sits on the edge of the horror genre, yet it sticks close enough to reality that you feel like, if you only had the strong will to believe, you too could create a living being out of clay.
Excellent plot, great characters, and the writing is well crafted. This book has it all.
I admit that I judged this book by its interesting cover: a muddy-faced clay sculpture that looks like it's about ready to breathe. I just had to read it.
I've got a few more pages to read, then it will be back on the shelves at HHL.