A few months ago, I met up with Leah @ Books Speak Volumes and Shannon @ River City Reading. And not only was I happy to meet up with them and explore the Fountain Bookstore, Leah surprised Shannon & I with a bookish gift!
Leah passed on The Returned by Jason Mott, and after hearing so much about it, I just had to read it.
One of the first things I noticed about The Returned was how familiar it felt. Why was it familiar? I googled it, and while it’s being made into a TV show and there have been other TV shows about it, there’s nothing I connected with. Until a fabulous Twitter user mentioned that Stephen King had written a story called Sometimes They Come Back, which is in one of his short story anthologies (Night Shift).
Anyway, I really liked The Returned, even though it felt very familiar to me. I think that Jason Mott did a good job with this, especially because mouse over for spoiler.
In The Returned, people have come back from the dead. . . as people again. Are they really people? Why are they here? How long will they stay? Does this mean it’s time for the rapture or is something else going on?
The book makes you think. . . and that is the sign of a good book!
What book makes you think?