Friday, December 4, 2009

The Devil's Alphabet by Daryl Gregory

Ok -- finished this library book this morning. I had been looking forward to reading it, ever since I read Gregory's Pandemonium --- and this was just about how I thought it would be. Interesting, thought-provoking, and a little weird. The concept of a town where there have been huge changes (and I do mean huge) is very cool, but sometimes, I wanted a little more from the characters. Sometimes, I got impatient or annoyed with the main character -- but I was always interested in what was going to happen to him, so I kept on reading. Not sure who I would recommend this to, although I will definitely put it out there as an interesting book. Gregory is an author I'd like to keep an eye on -- he has some fresh ideas, and his books aren't easy to categorize (for example, is this book fantasy? Horror? Just plain odd?), but that's fine with me.


WonderBunny said...

His books are really difficult to categorize. I couldn't decide what genre it was when I put my review up.

It was thought weird. That is just the best decription I can think of. I like Pandemonium and so I was looking forward to this. I will probably read Gregory again but this one was maybe over the top on the weirdness scale for me.

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