Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Five top books about fantastical islands

Simon Sylvester is a writer, teacher and occasional filmmaker. His debut novel is The Visitors.

One of Sylvester's five favorite books about fantastical islands, as shared at Tor.com:
The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

Not one island, here, but scores of them—the scattered archipelago of Kirsty Logan’s dreamy debut is all that remains in a flooded world, where life is governed by boats and boundaries. Singing for their supper, a ragtag circus ship drifts between the last remaining islands, the crew simmering with passions and resentments. Logan’s novel explores not just the physical borders of these islands, but also the emotional space we cast about ourselves. The Gracekeepers is a sumptuous thing, braided with glitter, grit and wonder.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue