I started reading one of those novels whose first chapter is so good, so original, that my heart did that fluttery thing and I thought holy shit! Think The Da Vinci Code but with writing so beautiful it makes you want to weep, writing so vivid and evocative it makes a straight thriller feel erotic, and storytelling so graceful the world around you just disappears.
MJ Rose’s voice is beautiful. The Reincarnationist reads like one of those movies with gorgeous cinematography, setting, costumes, everything. Like the ones to which words such as epic and grand and expansive are applied.
And I’ve only read the first chapter.
I suppose you might think that means to take my raving with a grain of salt, but I’ve read enough books of hers to know that this is something really special.
Next time you’re at the bookstore, just read the first few pages. You’ll see what I mean. Better yet, check out this excerpt on her site. If you do that, I really needn’t say a thing.