Monday, August 1, 2011

Abracadabra by Stephen Gresham (1988): Down the Rabbit Hole

One of Zebra's finest, no? What else could one possibly say about it? I'm not gonna even try.

8 comments:

Phantom of Pulp said...

You know all of Zebra's book are fine, Will :-)

Luis said...

Just when I thought I'd seen every possible permutation of the innocent and the macabre (creepy kid, clown, stroller, teddy bear, etc), along comes this. NOW I've seen it all.

William Malmborg said...

Wow, I kind've like it and will probably give it a try. And then, like with many of the old Zebra books I have bought these last few months I will probaby set it down afterward and be like 'what was I thinking?'

lazlo azavaar said...

There comes a point when you gotta ask: "What were they thinking?!"

Zwolf said...

Holy shit! I've never even seen that one before! That one may just top "skeleton with a banjo"!

I hate to admit it though, but I'd probably buy the damn thing just for the cover, so maybe they had something there...

craig said...

I just read this one last year, and I thought it was...kinda cute/sweet (especially when compared to the cover). There was a nicely realized relationship between the little girl magician and her grandfather and his magician circle. The cover is unforgivable. The book--not bad.

Will Errickson said...

I *have* heard that Gresham's books didn't deserve their covers...

Jose said...

That cover is magically delicious.