Monday, January 7, 2008
Short Book Reviews
The Snake Agent by Liz Williams - The paranormal investigation sub genre is pretty crowded field. I've read quiet a few of them over the last few years, and the thought of reading yet another one practically had my eyes rolling back in my head and foam frothing from my mouth. None the less, I found this novel to be quite hard to put down. It's inventiveness certainly raises above it's competition. Part ode to the pulps of yesteryear, part mystery, part new weird and set a few beats into the future, it's all guided by Williams' gently erudite British craftiness into winning combination. I'll certainly be reading more of her work with pleasure. This one is Good Fun!