12 Sep A Serving of Mashups
What’s a book mashup? It’s a work of fiction that combines literary elements from two or more existing sources to create a unique story. Well done mashups are fun to read because of the clever way familiar stories or genres or characters or even famous lines are incorporated into the new story. A new one has just come out, recommended by a librarian buddy, called Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss. It’s on order for our library and I am impatiently in line for it. In the meantime, here are some other suggestions to tide us over.
Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons
Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Libriomancer by Jim C Hines
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry