9.28.2011

A Murder of Crows...

This current phenomena has been noted by others, but since I happen to be posting reviews of two corvid-centric books this week, I thought I'd make official note of it.

In July of this year Betsey Bird was first to call the trend to my attention with her post, 2011 The Year of the Raven. In my opinion, Mortlock and The Blackhope Enigma have the most concentrated use of corvids as characters and even have central figures in the stories named after them (Lord Corvus and Il Corvo). Here are the covers of a few crow/raven books I have reviewed or will be reviewing soon...




And a few I would like to review!





I can't think of another single person, place or thing that has appeared in so many books in such a short space of time.

4 comments:

Laura said...

Interesting. I love crows. I must be subconsciously joining a fad.

Tanya said...

You love crows? I have to admit, I never paid much attention to them before, but after reading so many books in which they play a significant role, I look at them in a whole new way!

Louise said...

I'm just reading the first Michael Scott book The Alchemyst with my son, while there aren't crows on the cover, they're sure in the story. Great post.

Tanya said...

I didn't know that! My daughter began reading that series a few years ago and I have always meant to pick it up! I have so many adult customers come into the bookstore looking for it and telling me what a fabulous series it is!