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Such a compelling central character does much of the work in engaging the reader.
Hand is not just a great storyteller, she's an artist, and she brings her world alive in a way that rarely happens in "genre" fiction.
Available Dark lives up to the promise of the first book and now can't wait for release of Cass's continuing adventures in London.
I'd have added a fifth and final star to this review had Elizabeth Hand stirred just a bit more plot into this dark, gloomy and yet tasty Nordic stew. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lee Quarnstrom
I read the book within two days during a short hiking trip to Central France. The plot has indeed a mesmerizing quality that made me keep reading further and further at ungodly... Read morePublished 7 months ago by xi'an
I really wanted to love this book. I'm a photographer who loves Scand-Noir, but after a few initial chapters the book disappointed me. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mobius Strip
I've been a fan of Elizabeth Hand for many years, so it's hard to present an unbiased view of any of her novels. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Caleb Blake
Reading Cass's story felt like I imagine being spaced on drugs and despair would be. Unreal written so realistically. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Toni Marie Sutliff
Generation Loss is one of my top ten favorite books. Available Dark lives up to the promise of the first book and now can't wait for release of Cass's continuing adventures in... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Sven Davisson
'Generation Loss' was good, this was great. Perhaps it was the change of locale (Finland and Iceland) but the book has a Nordic sensibility that belies the author's American roots. Read morePublished 19 months ago by David Lohmeier
This is the sequel to "Generation Loss" and the story follows almost immediately after. Cass has returned to New York and is confronted with numerous messages from the police,... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Michelle Boytim
In order to fully enjoy this book, you MUST read GENERATION LOSS first.
Most well-written characters have flaws, and the protagonist of Available Dark (second in what I hope... Read more