Sunday, February 20, 2011

Unshapely Things

I just finished the first Connor Grey book, Unshapely Things by Mark Del Franco. 

Ill start by saying that this book takes a very different route on fey-human relations then most other books.
While in most books the fey is behind the scenes and not common knowledge. 
While Del Franco's take on the fey is that when they came to this world in what he calls the "convergence" (when their world and ours collided) they became members of society that even the common man is aware of. 
This also means magic is out in the open as well (called the Weird in these books, it even has its own neighborhood) . 
This difference in my opinion makes it worth a read.
The main character of Connar Grey (awesome name which sets up one of in my opinion the best tag lines in supernatural fiction. "Down in the Weird, crime isnt black- and -white. And that's where Grey comes in...)
His lack of magical ability, caused by an encounter that you dont know too much about with a radical environmentalist elf, puts him at a serious disadvantage when compared to the other paranormal fiction hero's and heroines.
Honestly this book is so different in the way it approaches magic and the paranormal in relation to the normal people turns the norm in paranormal fiction on its that was a Weird sounding sentence...heh Even without the wit action and suspense in this supernatural whodoneit it would be worth a read.
With it, its an awesome wild ride.

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