Sunday, 23 January 2011

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: The Good Fairies of New York - Martin Miller

Release Date: 20/01/11


Morag and Heather, two eighteen-inch fairies with swords, green kilts and badly dyed hair fly through the window of the worst violinist in New York, an overweight and antisocial type named Dinnie, and vomit on his carpet. Who they are, how they came to New York and what this has to do with the lovely Kerry - who lives across the street, and has Crohn's Disease, and is making a flower alphabet - and what this has to do with the other fairies (of all nationalities) of New York, not to mention the poor repressed fairies of Britain, is the subject of this book. It has a war in it, and a most unusual production of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and Johnny Thunders' New York Dolls guitar solos. What more could anyone desire from a book?


They got cars big as bars, they got rivers of gold, but the wind goes right through you, It’s no place for the old…. as the good fairies are about to find out in Martin Millar’s latest title to be rereleased. It’s definitely quirky, it’s got some great twists and the characters really do stand out as he interweaves a whole cross section of society together in this one magical offering.

Add to that a descent plot outline, some great one liners and you have a title that will appeal to Urban Fantasy readers both young and old. A real joy to read and one that we just had to pass on (although if you do be aware of Neil Gaimans warning in his introduction…)


Julie-Anne said...

I love this book. The only thing that bothered me was the typos and editing mistakes. Same with Lonely Werewolf Girl.

SunTiger said...

I'm glad Nightshade mentioned the typos and editing mistakes ... I would have read this book otherwise and I need to stay away from authors who skipped any kind of editorial process. (Those kinds of books make me cranky until my normal looking hair looks like it had a bad tint job.) LOL

livyparker said...

By far Millar's finest work!
Didn't you just fall in love with the fairies?? I want one!

Jessica Peter said...

Looks quirky and delightful! I'll be adding this one to my TBR