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Kate Griffin has no shame,
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This review is from: The Glass God (Magicals Anonymous) (Paperback)
At the ridiculously young age of 27 (or 28, it's her birthday some time this year bonly I don't know when it is but either way it doesn't matter) she has laid claim to being the best writer of Urban Fantasy in the world. Please note, I'm not saying Fantasy Fantasy, just Urban Fantasy, though that's a pretty large and popular subgenre these days. This, the second in the Magicals Anonymous series, is the best and best written Urban Fantasy novel of the year. (No, I haven't read them all, I don't need to, and I don't care it's still only July. Go away.) Her prose is vivid, engaging, and delightfully eccentric.
Here's a brief extract (the end of it actually) from her description of the area of London known as World's End.
"If World's End could choose to be anywhere, it would be a tiny lavender-scented village in the Lake District, with all the amenities of Manhattan."
It's fully of stuff like that. Sentences which make you smile at their perception (whether it's accurate or not. I don't know, I've never been to ~World's End), the images they conjure, the sheer bravura, the nerve of this bleeding kid of 27 (or 28) to conjure magical prose.
Her characters are just like that as well, a bunch of magical weirdos who, in the hands of Griffin, are just as vividly real as her sentences.
All right Griffin, you're the best writer of urban fantasy in the world and everyone should read you. Even if you are a clever clogs smarty-pants.
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Initial post: 24 Jul 2013 19:32:56 BDT
J Whitgift says:
'[...] she has laid claim to being the best writer of Urban Fantasy in the world'
Really? Hyperbole aside, she is perhaps the most-unreadable authors in this field, certainly not the best by a country mile. Ben Aaronovich I think does a far better job on this front!
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