What a jewel! Starving Ghosts in Every Thread by Eric La Rocca was a real treat for me, especially since I am a fan of China Miéville, Sara Waters, and Alice Hoffman. Each of those authors came to mind in passing as I read this novella, yet this tale is totally unique in every detail. La Rocca’s characters were drawn so intensely yet so quickly and cleverly that the pace never slowed. The same could be said for the poetry of every line, somehow La Rocca delivered tension and suspense without ever losing the poetic voice that lured me into the story in the beginning. I always appreciate an author who has and shares expertise in an uncommon area, here La Rocca fascinated me with his knowledge of scorpions, lizards, and rare insects. I read this in an eBook, and I loved it so much I’m ordering the paperback.
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