Weekly Reader: Castle Freeman, Jr., Go With Me


A few years ago Sarah Weinman thought she was going to have a career in science, possibly of the forensic variety. But then she launched the crime and mystery fiction blog Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind as a way of procrastinating on her master’s thesis, and it literally changed her life’s path.

We can respect that.

We also respect her opinions on books across all genres, so much so that we’ve asked Weinman to recommend a new one for you to check out each Wednesday. (It’s amazing that she finds the time. The woman read 462 books last year.)

Learn more about her latest pick — a thrilling tale of revenge! — after the jump, and leave us your review in the comments if you’ve already read it.

Castle Freeman, Jr.: Go With Me I remember hearing much in the way of positive buzz when the hardcover edition was released last year, but somehow I remained deaf — until now. Barely 160 pages long, Go With Me packs enough story and viscera for a novel three times that length, making every word count, every sentence sing and every emotion resonate through the entire square footage of the small Vermont town where one woman has had enough with being targeted and finds revenge is the best answer. Get a copy, tell others do so as well, and spread the word about Castle Freeman, Jr.