Comments on Skin and Bones:
As the artist who did a piece for Skin and Bones, I can make a few comments on the story to help sate those frothing mouths. Don't get nervous, I won't be giving away the main course.
Skin and Bones is a story that makes you uncomfortable-in a good way. You will cringe and squirm in your seat, and not because of the thoughtful use of gore, but because of the gritty realness of its cast of characters. There are some characters that will make your skin crawl-and this is before they turn into corpses.
The sights and smells of the novel jolt out at you with the accurate precision of a master surgeon. My senses were overloaded while reading the story. It was enjoyable, but sometimes was so intense that it once again added to the akwardness of the story, as real life has crept in once again. That's what was fun about Skin and Bones. It shows life like it is: Akward and harsh. Clumsy and frustrating. Blurry, and perverse.
If you like stories that are a feast for the senses, then this one is for you. If you like very flawed and real characters, prepare to be more than satisfied.
I enjoyed the story and was cosntantly rereading it in order to obtain better perspectives of D.L. 's intentions. It seemed like a story that was unappologetic in every way-which was refreshing.
I hope you also enjoy the art I did for it once it comes out in April.