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The Bone Key The Dead And The Monstrous Will Not Leave Kyle Murchison Booth Alone, For An Unwilling Foray Into Necromancy Has Made Him Sensitive To And Attractive To The Creatures Who Roam The Darkness Of His Once Safe World Ghosts, Ghouls, Incubi All Have One Thing In Common They Know Booth For One Of Their Own


About the Author: Sarah Monette

Katherine Addison Katherine reviews nonfiction Sarah reviews fiction Fair warning I read very little fiction these days.I was born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one of the secret cities of the Manhattan Project I studied English and Classics in college, and have gone on to get my M.A and Ph.D in English Literature My first four novels were published by Ace Books I have written two collaborations with Elizabeth Bear for Tor A Companion to Wolves and The Tempering of Men My short stories have appeared in lots of different places, including Lady Churchill s Rosebud Wristlet, Weird Tales, and Strange Horizons I ve published two collections of short stories, Somewhere Beneath Those Waves and The Bone Key I collect books, and my husband collects computer parts, so our living space is the constantly contested border between these two imperial ambitions.



10 thoughts on “The Bone Key

  1. says:

    Admirers of M.R James will discover much to dote on in this collection of linked short stories revolving around a museum archivist specializing in rare manuscripts, who has the unenviable misfortune of routinely confronting the bizarre and the not so natural Sarah Monette has craft


  2. says:

    A very enjoyable set of ghost stories, creepy and inventive Excellent writing and painfully sad at points The author never loses sight of the worst evils being entirely human The Lovecraftian museum is particularly wonderful and in its weird way very funny Reread July 18 Better than I re


  3. says:

    First of all I want to thank you guys for giving my review those seven likes even before I actually had written any review I don t know how you did that, but I appreciate it Seven is a lucky number Now, the review I must confess, I m a bit disappointed with Mr Kyle Murchison Booth and his amaz


  4. says:

    You know, the I think about this book, the I really love it As stated elsewhere, it s a a series of interlocking short stories in the life of Kyle Murchison Booth It s set in some historically nebulous time in the years after WW2, but the protagonist is so NOT grounded in the physical world that t


  5. says:

    Let me start by pointing out that I m already a huge fan of Sarah Monette I love everything I ve ever read by her I suppose that could make me biased towards her works, but I d actually like to think that it only makes me harshly demanding Afterall, if I ve rated most of her other works 5 stars this one


  6. says:

    I ranked this 5 stars not because I felt that any of the stories within this collection was perfect I don t, and I probably would have ranked any individual story within the collection a 3 or a 4 Maybe a 4.5 Though many of the stories did things I wish stories would do, particularly with regards to the way Mon


  7. says:

    The Bone Key is actually a series of short stories, all about Kyle Murchison Booth nobody calls him Kyle and his encounters with the paranormal He traces them back to a necromantic rite he foolishly helped a friend perform, which seems to have made him receptive to strange things.In her introduction, Sarah Monette s


  8. says:

    I think that a appropriate shelf for this book would be Horror sort of The Bone Key is a book of short stories all themed around the narrator who works for a museum This guy is an amazingly dried up, shy stick of a man At first it s just there but eventually i was shaking my head at the character and groaningThat s not al


  9. says:

    Sarah Monette is a thinky writer and this definitely plays to that strength In the introduction, Monette says that she wanted to write something with the feel of M R James and Lovecraft, but that acknwoldged things that are conspicuously absent in James and Lovecraft s works things like strong women and sexuality.And she succeed


  10. says:

    My god, this was a good book to read on Hallowe en Almost too good, in fact I finished reading it in daylight, but the atmosphere it created was with me well into the evening.Kyle Murchison Booth is a museum archivist, bookish, erudite, awkward, and painfully shy After a reluctant experiment with necromancy, in the collection s first


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