Last month I asked the author about what he was reading. Bachmann's reply:
I recently read a book called The Feathered Man by Jeremy de Quidt. So good. It looks like a children's book, but I'm not sure it really is. More like a Victorian thriller with fantasy elements. In other words, my favorite kind of book ever. The writing is really atmospheric without ever being flowery, and some scenes are just ridiculously scary. So don't be fooled by the illustrated cover. Don't not read it because it's shelved in the children's section (as if that's ever a reason not to read a book...). This one's frightening and original and really, really well-written.Visit Stefan Bachmann's website and blog.
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