Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (99): Joe Golem and the Drowning City: An Illustrated Novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Joe Golem and the Drowning City: An Illustrated Novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden 
Publisher:St. Martin's Press
Publish Date:March 27, 2012

Publisher's Description
In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than thirty feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. Those unwilling to abandon their homes created a new life on streets turned to canals and in buildings whose first three stories were underwater. Fifty years have passed since then, and the Drowning City is full of scavengers and water rats, poor people trying to eke out an existence, and those too proud or stubborn to be defeated by circumstance.

Among them are fourteen-year-old Molly McHugh and her friend and employer, Felix Orlov. Once upon a time Orlov the Conjuror was a celebrated stage magician, but now he is an old man, a psychic medium, contacting the spirits of the departed for the grieving loved ones left behind. When a seance goes horribly wrong, Felix Orlov is abducted by strange men wearing gas masks and rubber suits, and Molly soon finds herself on the run.

Her flight will lead her into the company of a mysterious man, and his stalwart sidekick, Joe Golem, whose own past is a mystery to him, but who walks his own dreams as a man of stone and clay, brought to life for the sole purpose of hunting witches.

* Mike Mignola is the man.  As soon as I saw this project of his I knew I had to have it!  The story sounds great. - Jessica

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  1. Haven't heard of that one! Looks intriguing!

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  2. This could be a great read - I quite like Golden's work.

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  3. I've actually never heard of this series or the author. I'll have to check him out Please check out my Waiting on Wednesday pick.

    1. They have a two book deal, but I'm not certain that it is a series or not. I don't think I've read Christopher Golden before, but I love Mignola's work. - Jessica

  4. This sounds awesome. Is the whole book a graphic novel?

    1. From what I gather it isn't a graphic novel at all. It is an illustrated novel that will feature around 100 pieces of art by Mignola.

  5. Sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. This sounds very bizarre. I've never heard of the author. You're going to have to tell us all about it when it comes out. I want lots of details and pictures!!


  7. Great pick! I havent heard of this yet but it sounds really interesting.

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  8. New to me! Sounds good! I see your reading Partials! I really want to read that and I love Harry Potter too! Thanks for visiting My WOW!

  9. Sounds fascinating plus it's illustrated! I always love futuristic YA books! BTW, thank you for dropping by the blog!

  10. Oh an illustrated novel!? Those are always awesome I love it!

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  11. Wow, thanks for bringing this to my attention! Looks interesting! I'm not familiar with Mike Mignola, but I loved Christopher Golden's book, When Rose Wakes. I'll definitely be checking this one out!


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