A Festival of Skeletons by RJ Astruc – GONE after Friday!Nov 26th, 2012 | By Bart Leib | Category: CG Blog
The very first novel that Crossed Genres published, RJ Astruc’s darkly comic A Festival of Skeletons, will go out of print after this Friday, November 30!
A Festival of Skeletons is like a love child of Terry Pratchett and Robert Rankin – a pacy, intelligent comedy novel that’s crazier than a cat on catnip, with excellent characterisation that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Highly recommended.
– SciFi & Fantasy Books (Full review)
If you have no interest at all in reading a fabulous, well thought-out, engaging story, stay away from RJ Astruc’s writing – you’ll get sucked in and read it anyway. The moment I started reading, she dragged me along for an extraordinary, outrageous ride through a perfectly ordinary universe filled with murder, madness, mystery, magic, merfolk, and morticians. Dark humor, light humor, macabre doings, cute little outfits, deluded cops, and afternoon tea with reformed alcoholics are all just the tip of the iceberg in this story. I’m not only reserving bookshelf space for the printed edition of A Festival of Skeletons, I’ll be reserving reading and re-reading time for it, too. Be careful of this one, readers; you won’t want to put it down, either!
~Jean Johnson, Philip K. Dick Award-nominated author of A Soldier’s Duty
A Festival of Skeletons (A) is a very entertaining and clever novel, fully living to its billing as a dark but funny fantasy, while the author’s obvious writing skill made me a big fan…
– Fantasy Book Critic (Full review)
RJ Astruc spends her days writing all manner of fiction and telling people what to do. This includes her husband (who took her name) and her baby (who laughs at fingers). She does science fiction and fantasy. Her website is http://www.rachelastruc.com.