Monday, August 3, 2009

The August 2009 Book of the Month

Our selection for the August 2009 Book of the Month is "The Meaning of Night" by Michael Cox. Recently, I was saddened to learn of Cox's death earlier this year, so I decided to make this the book of the month selection

The Meaning of Night is a fabulously written, historical mystery set in Victorian England, infused with life by a cadre of characters that inhabit its pages. The protagonist, Edward Glyver, a man undone by an event from his early childhood, feels the only way to reacquire what is rightfully his is to exact revenge on the man he blames for everything gone wrong in his life- Phoebus Daunt. But, what seems to be a straight-forward story of retribution and revenge takes turns both dark and twisted, ultimately revealing an outcome that leaves the reader surprised and satisfied in a morbidly curious way.

This is one of my top ten all time reads, and a must for mystery lovers.

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