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Strangewood by Christopher Golden

September 16th, 2004 (11:15 am)
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Are you ready to enter Strangewood?

Strangewood by Christopher Golden is the story of Thomas Randall, creator of Adventures in Strangewood, the most popular series of children's books in the world. Thomas is recently divorced, and dealing with the repercussions of that trauma, as well as the damage it has done to his five year old son, Nathan.

But there is other damage being done as well.

Due to his recent life changes, Thomas has begun to neglect the world and characters of Strangewood. The creatures who live there are not at all happy. Strangewood must be saved, but to do so, they are willing to risk anything, even the life of a little boy.

Reviews

"If Clive Barker had gone Through the Looking Glass, he might have come up with something as imaginative and compelling as Strangewood. Christopher Golden's writing is vivid, making his quirky fantasy world as real as the 'real world' in his story. It's been a long time since I've read such an original novel in the fantasy genre."
-- Kevin J. Anderson, author of Star Wars: Jedi Academy

"I read Strangewood in one sitting. Strangewood the novel is a daring and thoroughly engrossing blend of wonder and adventure, terror and tenderness. Strangewood the place is what Oz might have been if L. Frank Baum had grown up on a steady diet of Stephen King."
-- F. Paul Wilson, author of The Select and The Keep

"Golden makes the unbelievable quite believable. Compelling characters and the heart-wrenching horror of an endangered child combine for an inventive and engrossing page-turner -- dark magical realism for the masses."
-- Paula Guran, DarkEcho

Publishing History

Strangewood was initially released in mass market paperback in 1999. It was re-released by ROC as a trade paperback in September 2004 with new cover art and a new introduction by the author. Earthling Publications released a signed, limited edition in 2008.

For more information on this and other titles, please visit the author's website: http://www.christophergolden.com/

Comments

Posted by: kacie (no_mysteryleft)
Posted at: September 16th, 2004 11:28 am (UTC)

Woo! That's my favorite Chris book.

When is the new BoE going to be out?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 16th, 2004 11:44 am (UTC)

BoE #9 Last Breath: October 2004 - Both this and The Menagerie: The Nimble Man should be out in a few weeks. I am so excited.

BoE #10 Throat Culture: April 2005

I just updated his site with more information.

Posted by: kacie (no_mysteryleft)
Posted at: September 16th, 2004 11:45 am (UTC)

COOL. :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 16th, 2004 11:46 am (UTC)

I am very excited. Jenna is a sophomore!

Posted by: kacie (no_mysteryleft)
Posted at: September 16th, 2004 11:48 am (UTC)

OMG, our little girl's growing up.

*tear*

LOL.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 16th, 2004 11:51 am (UTC)

Hopefully, we'll see her through to college graduation, mortarboard, scapel and all.

Posted by: stef (daisyxrain)
Posted at: September 16th, 2004 08:19 pm (UTC)
dorky_duck: buffy

Must check it out. I've got too many books I need to read, but I can always add another one to the ever growing list.

Love the new journal colors. :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 16th, 2004 08:22 pm (UTC)

Thank you. I needed to lift my spirits, so I brightened up the journal.

Strangewood is one of my favorite Golden stand-alones. I believe that The Boys are Back in Town is my favorite of his stand-alone works.

Posted by: stef (daisyxrain)
Posted at: September 16th, 2004 08:29 pm (UTC)

Well, you can never go wrong with pink when the spirits need to be lifted. :)

I still haven't read The Boys are Back in Town, but it's on my list along with all of the other Chris books I need to read.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 16th, 2004 08:35 pm (UTC)

Oh, it's amazing. I say that without being coy and partial. It's truly great.

I recommend it to every customer who buys The Time Traveler's Wife.

I'm hoping that the bright colours will help to distract me from other things.

Posted by: kacie (no_mysteryleft)
Posted at: September 16th, 2004 11:51 pm (UTC)

Strangewood! Strangewood!

I need to re-read some of that stuff. :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 17th, 2004 05:13 am (UTC)

:)

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