Throwback Thursday #25


Throwback Thursday is a bookish meme hosted every two weeks by me and Stephanie @Bookfever where we feature books that we've read in the past but are still crazy about. It could be a book you read as a child and still remember and love or maybe just a book that you haven't read in a long time and want to show your love for.Each week we'll be featuring a new random question to answer!


My pick this week: 


The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson


A young man is fighting for his life.
Into his room walks a bewitching woman who believes she can save him.
Their journey will have you believing in the impossible.
 


The nameless and beautiful narrator of The Gargoyle is driving along a dark road when he is distracted by what seems to be a flight of arrows. He crashes into a ravine and wakes up in a burns ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned. His life is over - he is now a monster.

But in fact it is only just beginning. One day, Marianne Engel, a wild and compelling sculptress of gargoyles, enters his life and tells him that they were once lovers in medieval Germany. In her telling, he was a badly burned mercenary and she was a nun and a scribe who nursed him back to health in the famed monastery of Engelthal. As she spins her tale, Scheherazade fashion, and relates equally mesmerising stories of deathless love in Japan, Greenland, Italy and England, he finds himself drawn back to life - and, finally, to love.



This is probably one of the weirdest books I have ever read, but there were actually some good moments in there. To be honest I don't remember that much of it other than the guy was a pornstar who were drunk and were in a car accident and after that he ends up with some awful burns (also loses his man part in that accident) and then out of nowhere a woman shows up and she tells him stories which are flashbacks or something. Even though I thought it was a weird book I got through it because I wanted to know how it all tied together in the end. 





Quote: 

“Heaven is an idea constructed by man to help him cope with the fact that life on earth is both brutally short and, paradoxically, far too long.” 




Question of the week: 

Pick from the books you own on your bookshelves your top 5 and take a picture of it.


Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
A Discovery Of Witches by Deborah Harkness



It's a top 5, but not in order of how much I like them. That would be too hard to choose, haha. Also had to change it a bit since I have loaned some books out.








How about you? Answer in the comment section! If you'd like to participate in Throwback Thursday you can add your post to the linky below. Feel free to add a favorite quote of the book you're spotlighting as well in your post. :)


Next Throwback Thursday question for 15/05-2014


What was your latest 5 star book





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