Have you ever had a book that actually FORCED you to read it? More than persuaded, more than compelled, but grabbed you by the collar and forced your face into its pages?
That is what Andrew Davidson’s first novel “The Gargoyle” is currently doing to me. Honestly, I’m surprised the book allowed me to come and write this post. I’m only 20 pages into “The Gargoyle,” but the first chapter had me absolutely mesmirized. This is all the more amazing, because I do not think I would typically be able to get very far in a book where the first chapter dealt, fairly graphically, with the narrator’s car crash and terrible burns, not to mention flashbacks to a horrific childhood. However, something about Davidson’s writing that immediately drew me in. The one thing I was able to do to break away from the narrative was to repeatedly stare at the back cover. Each time, I expected to read about Davidson’s 25 other award winning books, each time it was simply “‘The Gargoyle’ is his first book.” I’m still not sure I believe it.
I think this book will be big when it comes out this August.
What books have forced you to read them?