Waiting on Wednesday 10/26/2022

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

Looking Glass Sound by Catriona Ward (April 11, 2023 by Nightfire Books)

Be on the lookout for my review of Little Eve tomorrow! It worked a lot better for me than the first book I ever read by Catriona Ward, and has made me curious to check out more of her work.

“Unsuccessful author Dickie has returned to the lonely cottage on the New England coast where years ago he wrote his first book, never published. Here, he intends to write his last — his masterpiece.

Dickie’s protagonist is based on his nemesis, Sky, now dead. After the publication of Sky’s first novel, Looking Glass Sound, Sky’s fame and ego drove them apart. Dickie’s last book will be a thinly veiled account of their friendship, and later, their enmity — a poisonous, New England Brideshead Revisited. This is Dickie’s revenge.

As he writes, the lines between fiction and reality slip. Events in the manuscript start to chime eerily with the present. Dickie discovers notes in Sky’s handwriting in the cottage, written in his favorite green ink, making crushing comments about Dickie’s writing and broken heart. Is Sky haunting Dickie? Has Dickie murdered Sky — or the other way around?

As Dickie goes deeper into the work, a terrifying suspicion arises — that he himself may be an entirely fictional character, being written by Sky the novelist. Which version of the cottage, the sound — and which version of Dickie — is real?”

8 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 10/26/2022”

  1. Hmmm… I do enjoy books like this that reference writing and other books, though this one sounds like it takes that a bit further than others I’ve read.


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