Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kirkus Review: The Rook

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I'm not one much for fantasy (okay I've read and like Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach), for science fiction (okay, I've read Heinlein), or fantasy combined with science fiction, but this fellow Daniel O'Malley came up with a good hook and wrote The Rook, which I reviewed recently for Kirkus.  

With O'Malley using first-Myfanwy's letters to provide history and backstory, second-Myfanwy grows into her hero-role and other characters are revealed as suitably creepy in the right and wrong ways. O'Malley's narrative is peppered with sly humor, referential social commentary and the ironic, double-layered self-awareness that will have genre fans believing Buffy the Vampire Slayer has joined Ghostbusters.

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