This week's musing asks…
What is the weirdest/strangest/craziest book you’ve read?
I had a friend who recommended The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper and The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder for me when I was about 10 years old?
And I did read those books, I don't remember much but they definitely fall to the "strange" category! Those are probably only weird books I've read.
She also recommended me The Egyptian by Mika Waltari, but I'm pretty sure I won't be reading that unless I have to (in school or something)!
Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark Is Rising #1) by Susan Cooper
On holiday in Cornwall, the three Drew children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that -- the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their very lives in peril.
This is the first volume of Susan Cooper's brilliant and absorbing fantasy sequence known as The Dark Is Rising.
The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
Hans Thomas and his father set out on a car trip through Europe, from Norway to Greece - the birthplace of philosophy - in search of Hans Thomas's mother, who left them many years earlier. On the way, Hans Thomas receives a mysterious miniature book - the fantastic memoir of a sailor shipwrecked in 1842 on a strange island where a deck of cards come to life.
Structured as a deck of cards - each chapter is one in the deck - "The Solitaire Mystery" weaves together fantasy and reality, fairy tales and family history. Full of questions about the meaning of life, it will spur its listeners to reexamine their own.