Stunning and provocative, November 9, 2004
Reviewer: Jen Stelling (Cohoes, NY)
A million years ago when I worked in a mall bookstore, I got to bring home tons of stripped paperbacks. This one sat in a bag for ages because I didn't see how it could be interesting. Boy was I wrong. Black Body is a treasure. When I finally cracked it open and read this gorgeously great-humored and lovingly imagined story of witches, I couldn't put it down. My generic superlatives can't convey the sense of excitement and delight that I felt as I became immersed in the story of Alba the witch. Part of the fun of the novel is its historical and quasi-scientific plausibility. H. C. Turk's singular vision shouldn't be out of print. If you should run across a copy (and according to these reviews they seem to show up in the strangest places), pick it up, read it and cherish it.