The Bone Key
Kyle Murchison Booth is the unlikeliest of characters to gain a cult following, yet he has. Eccentric, socially awkward Booth is an introverted museum archivist, descended from a most unusual family, who frequently finds himself in the midst of the most unsettling supernatural experiences and... show more
Kyle Murchison Booth is the unlikeliest of characters to gain a cult following, yet he has. Eccentric, socially awkward Booth is an introverted museum archivist, descended from a most unusual family, who frequently finds himself in the midst of the most unsettling supernatural experiences and strange necromantic mysteries. A gentleman and a scholar, the unwilling hero persevered through The Bone Key, a series of interconnected short stories, to win readers'' hearts (and possibly their souls). This new edition, with a "puzzle" cover and a new introduction by one of Booth''s "successors" at the Samuel Mather Parrington Museum, will delight current fans and allow even more to discover its dark charms.
Publish date: October 15th 2011
Publisher: Prime Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
If a cringe could be personified, it would come in the form of Kyle Murchison Booth. He's tall, awkward, pale, and stammering. He's also the absolute last person anyone would expect to become a paranormal investigator, and yet.... When his old school-mate and object of worship, Augustus Blaine, wa...
The Bone Key is a surprising book.Meet Kyle Murchison Booth, who works in a museum where he catalogues items. In the number of short stories in this book, that follow up on each other and show more and more of Mr. Booth’s life, thoughts and past, we encounter all kinds of amazing people, things and…...
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 more harshly demanding. Afterall, if I've rated most of her other works 5...
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 more receptive to strange things.In her intr...
I really wanted to like this collection of short stories but it honestly didn't do much for me. Normally I love characters who love books but the sheer self-imposed isolation and timidity of the character was a turn off for me. I have a hard time connecting with characters who are completely disc...