Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

This is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

This week's can't wait to read selection is:

The Infernals by John Connolly
Atria Books
October 18, 2011
320 pages

From New York Times bestselling author John Connolly, a wonderfully strange and brilliant novel about a boy, his dog, and their struggle to escape the wrath of demons. Young Samuel Johnson is in trouble. Not only is his eyesight so poor that he mistakenly asks out a letter box on a date, but an angry demon is seeking revenge for Samuel’s part in foiling the invasion of Earth by the forces of evil. It wants to get its claws on Samuel, and when Samuel and his faithful dachshund, Boswell, are pulled through a portal into the dark realm, the home of the Infernals, it gets its chance.

But catching Samuel is not going to be easy, for the Infernals have not reckoned on the bravery and cleverness of a boy and his dog, or the loyalty of Samuel’s friend, the hapless demon Nurd, or the presence of two clueless policemen and the unlucky, if cheerfully optimistic, driver of an ice-cream van.

Most of all, no one has planned on the intervention of an unexpected band of little men, for Samuel and Boswell are not the only inhabitants of Earth who have found themselves in the underworld. If you thought demons were frightening, just wait until you meet Mr. Merryweather’s Elves. . . .

I've never read John Connolly before, but this sounds like my kind of book.


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

super creepy cover!!

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

That sounds completely bonkers, I love it :D

SQT said...

Yes! Bonkers! That's it. It reminds me of "Fated" by S.G. Browne. I really liked that book and think this one would have a similar silliness. At least I hope so.

Jan von Harz said...

A boy and his dog fighting demons, love it! Great pick!

Kyanara_night said...

sounds like an interesting book.
Have a great day!!
Kyanara from Laced Little Muffin's reading Corner

Giselle said...

I have also never read John Connolly before but he's very popular so he must be a good writer. This one sounds interesting.

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Sally Bibrary said...

I've seen his books on the shelf but, for whatever reason, never really picked one up. You're right, though, this does sound great.

Here's my WOW for this week.

Charles Gramlich said...

I've heard really good things about this one, but I didn't care that much for the first book I read by him.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds scary.


Goldilox said...

LOL what a crazy synopsis! This sounds like a great read...and of course I'm a sucker for a story with a dog!

Here's my WOW: Goldilox and the Three Weres WOW

Goldilox :)

Nic said...

"The Gates" (prequel of The Infernals) was and is on my "to read" list since I started with Connollys Charlie Parker series.
The series has a growing touch of the supernatural in it. I strongly recommend his Parker series ...

Sonythebooklover said...

Sounds like a good read, nice cover. New follower.