Monday, September 20, 2010
Review - The Book of Unholy Mischief
I really enjoyed this story and found the book to be well written. The descriptions took me into the story so that I was "seeing" everything as Luciano was telling it. I think that Ms. Newmark brought these characters and this time to life for me.
I found it interesting how she wove the theme of hidden knowledge into the story. It made me wonder about knowledge that has been lost over time both before it was written down or because people were afraid of it. Using cooking to pass knowledge on is a unique twist on the secret society theme.
I look forward to reading more of Ms. Newmark's work.
I obtained this book from the publisher, Washington Square Press.