I don't think it's any real secret that I didn't like this book. However, it includes an unknown town, aliens, werewolves, a disappearing man, exploding flamingos, a tarantula and secret agents. I like odd but this went beyond it.
Now Matt Wallace does unique the right way. I LOVE this series and it only gets better and better. I will never forget how he incorporated David Bowie and the Goblin King into book 2. Some people didn't care for it but I thought it was pure gold. Everyone, read this series now!!!!
I read this so long ago it's not even on my Goodreads list. When Mr. Barb and I started dating, I was reading this and I think he knew right then I enjoyed odd and off-the-wall things. Here's a brief part of the blurb:
"...a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a young waitress takes on the New York art world, and a rowdy redneck welder discovers the lost god of Palestine."
This is probably the first book I read which combined a western with supernatural elements. I know there are quite a few of them out now, but at the time, this one was pretty unique.
A few years ago a friend bought me this book on a whim for a Christmas gift. I don't read a lot of historical fiction but she figured since it was about Elizabeth Bathory, I'd enjoy it (as I read tons of vamp books at the time). She was right, I loved this book and I guess you could say she ranks behind Jack the Ripper and Lizzie Borden in odd fascinations for me.
So there you have it - some of my more odd reads. What made you list this week? I can't wait to find out!