Wednesday, 5 October 2016

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: A City Dreaming - Daniel Polansky

Release Date: 05/10/16
Publisher: Hodder


M is a drifter with a sharp tongue, few scruples, and limited magical ability, who would prefer drinking artisanal beer to involving himself in the politics of the city. Alas, in the infinite nexus of the universe which is New York, trouble is a hard thing to avoid, and when a rivalry between the city's two queens threatens to turn to all out war, M finds himself thrust in thrust in the unfamiliar position of hero. Now, to keep the apocalypse from descending on the Big Apple, he’ll have to call in every favor, waste every charm, and blow every spell he's ever acquired - he might even have to get out of bed before noon.

Enter a world of Wall Street wolves, slumming scenesters, desperate artists, drug-induced divinities, pocket steam-punk universes, hipster zombies, and phantom subway lines. Because the city never sleeps, but is always dreaming.


Daniel has aways been an author whom has trodden his own path being literally the proverbial author of Forrest Gump's Box of Chocolates (you never know what you're going to get) and this title goes to prove that as whilst it is an Urban Fantasy its also so much more as the magical people of NYC come to light in this strange and unusual title.

Its quirky, has many wonderful scenes that make up a picture of the whole rather than focusing on the one character becoming more like a guide to the UF New York that has such a charm about it that its hard to put down. Add to this some wonderful phrases, great mis-en-scenes as well as dialogue that takes you through all round generates a book that was a pure joy to read. Finally back thi up with a writing style that is instantly identifiable alongside a masterly understanding of pace and all round I was a more than happy reader. Magic.

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