Waiting on Wednesday: ROTTERS by Daniel Kraus

Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

This week I have selected ROTTERS by Daniel Kraus. I was looking up some books for the upcoming year and I found a scary read that instantly go my attention. Once I read the synopsis I could not stop thinking about it, and the cover is pitch perfect creepy.

by Daniel Kraus

Grave-robbing. What kind of monster would do such a thing? It's true that Leonardo da Vinci did it, Shakespeare wrote about it, and the resurrection men of nineteenth-century Scotland practically made it an art. But none of this matters to Joey Crouch, a sixteen-year-old straight-A student living in Chicago with his single mom. For the most part, Joey's life is about playing the trumpet and avoiding the daily humiliations of high school.

Everything changes when Joey's mother dies in a tragic accident and he is sent to rural Iowa to live with the father he has never known, a strange, solitary man with unimaginable secrets. At first, Joey's father wants nothing to do with him, but once father and son come to terms with each other, Joey's life takes a turn both macabre and exhilarating.

Daniel Kraus's masterful plotting and unforgettable characters make Rotters a moving, terrifying, and unconventional epic about fathers and sons, complex family ties, taboos, and the ever-present specter of mortality.

3 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday: ROTTERS by Daniel Kraus"

So Many Books, So Little Time wrote: October 27, 2010 at 3:27 AM

This sounds really interesting and not at all what I expected from the title.

Bere wrote: October 27, 2010 at 5:19 PM

The cover does look pretty cool! And it sounds incredibly interesting. Definitely sounds like one to lookout for. Great pick, Nancy! =)

yllektra (force-oblique) wrote: October 28, 2010 at 2:18 PM

Sounds pretty exciting.. Is there a supernatural element in it?

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