Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday Finds

Friday Finds with MizB - Participate, network and get some ideas to add to your TBR list.

This one seems out of my norm but after reading Zoe's review at In The Next Room, I had to add it to my Wishlist.  It was on her Top 10 of last year. And the cover, gorgeous.........

Amazon Product Description

An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time.

The narrator of The Gargoyle is a very contemporary cynic, physically beautiful and sexually adept, who dwells in the moral vacuum that is modern life. As the book opens, he is driving along a dark road when he is distracted by what seems to be a flight of arrows. He crashes into a ravine and suffers horrible burns over much of his body. As he recovers in a burn ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned, he awaits the day when he can leave the hospital and commit carefully planned suicide—for he is now a monster in appearance as well as in soul.

A beautiful and compelling, but clearly unhinged, sculptress of gargoyles by the name of Marianne Engel appears at the foot of his bed and insists that they were once lovers in medieval Germany. In her telling, he was a badly injured mercenary and she was a nun and scribe in the famed monastery of Engelthal who nursed him back to health. As she spins their tale in Scheherazade fashion and relates equally mesmerizing stories of deathless love in Japan, Iceland, Italy, and England, he finds himself drawn back to life—and, finally, in love. He is released into Marianne's care and takes up residence in her huge stone house. But all is not well. For one thing, the pull of his past sins becomes ever more powerful as the morphine he is prescribed becomes ever more addictive. For another, Marianne receives word from God that she has only twenty-seven sculptures left to complete—and her time on earth will be finished.

Already an international literary sensation, The Gargoyle is an Inferno for our time. It will have you believing in the impossible.

I also found this series........  My review of the 1st book, I gave it 4 1/2


What did you Find?  Have a great weekend.


  1. My friend Alexandria over at Brazen Broads Book Bash raved about The Gargoyle. Her review is here if you want to get another viewpoint:

    Have a great day!

    The Enchanted Book

  2. The Gargoyle is so good! I think you'll love it.

  3. YAY- I love spreading my Gargoyle obsession, it was such an amazing book. It is a bit graphic at times but I absolutely loved it and I hope you enjoy it to. I'm also very flattered by the link, thanks :)

  4. I enjoyed The Gargoyle. It wasn't a favorite, but it definitely stood out to me! Hope you like it!

  5. I am so pleased with finding The Gargoyle, thanks Zoe, and I have read the other reviews, so thanks friends. It is great to find books from before I was blogging.

  6. Fascinating. Sounds interesting. I like the cover.

  7. I have this on my TBR for a while... even borrowed it from the library but didn't get around to read it. Maybe this year? Or I should wait for your review...

  8. I love the cover on The Gargoyle. Sounds like something I need to look up!

  9. That cover is so beautiful. The tattoo!! :)

  10. I thought I found the book somewhere before on the my uncle's shelf! Have to borrow this!

  11. I started reading The Gargoyle over a year ago and didn't finish it. It was after my son's accident so it was a bit too dark for me. I never went back to it probably because of the weird reminders.


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