Owen King is the author of the novel Double Feature and We're All in This Together: A Novella and Stories. He is the coauthor of Sleeping Beauties and Intro to Alien Invasion and the coeditor of Who Can Save Us Now? Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories. He lives in Upstate New York with his family.
Owen King's The Curator is a rich read. Language, characters, and a
fascinating world combine to create an intensely satisfying
*Charlaine Harris, no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of An Easy Death, and the Sookie Stackhouse series*
Half fairy tale and half historical account of a revolution that never was, Owen King's The Curator is full of sly humor, sensuality, and strangeness
*Holly Black, no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Book of Night*
The Curator feels a little like Owen King somehow brought a curiosity cabinet to life. There are terrors here, but also marvels and delights, and a set of the most interesting characters I've met in some time. Put The Curator on the same shelf as other classics of the uncanny and uncategorisable, like Susanna Clarke's Piranesi and Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast. I loved it
King writes with witty verve.
Intricately plotted and gruesomely detailed... Darkly hilarious and disturbingly moreish, this brilliant fantasy envelops us in its hallucinatory reality, then grips like rigor mortis
[Owen King] has a captivating energy, a precision and a fondness for people that are rare . . . King loves people as well as words.
*New York Times*
Brilliantly bizarre . . . hugely ambitious and original literary cabinet of curiosities: waxworks, cat worship, magic, revolution, and a brave and memorable heroine
*Anna Mazzola, author of Sunday Times Bestseller The Clockwork Girl*
Extraordinary... Pulsating with love, betrayal and petrifying darkness... Uncanny and richly delivered
*New York Times*
An intricate and fascinating book... the work of a writer who is confident in his craft... His city is a panoramic creation, lively and grimy and teeming with secrets... an impressive balancing act of hope amid despair
Begins like an alternate world history, with the rich detail and varied cast of characters giving it an almost Dickensian tone... A tempting brew of realism, fantasy, whimsy and terror.
A tempting brew of realism, fantasy, whimsy and terror.
One of those books that straddles fantastic and modernist literature in that it seems to be set in our world, seems to be set maybe 100 years ago . . . And it's as magical as it is political and beautifully crafted
Reminiscent of Dickens with its highly descriptive language that captures the essence of people and places... Extraordinary