I was absolutely astounded when I spied Tom Webb (Bear on Books) had put The Rare Event on his Top of 2012 list!
Here’s what he said:
Slow building, exquisitely told, this was my runner up for book of the year. I sat there after finishing it and had to re-read it immediately. I was afraid I missed a word, a sentence.
There are so many great books on his list (see the entire list here) that it’s a great honor to be included at all. Thank you, Tom, and may my work never disappoint you.