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And making this into a hard-boiled detective story, set in a fantasy world, was risky.
I Recommend Finch as a stand alone book and but very highly recommend it as an integral part of one of the best urban fantasy series ever written.
For the better part of the first half of the novel I felt as though it was a bit too clipped.
Finch exists in a world where fungus rules, (or at least fights to) a typical subversive investigator, the main character must choose what side he is on in the battle between... Read morePublished 17 days ago by T. Edmund
A great read. Exciting murder investigation under difficult circumstances inside a great description of an odd alternative world.Published 2 months ago by A. Grant
Detective John Finch is assigned a murder to investigate. Only, the city he lives in, Ambergris, has been invaded by creatures that are fungal in nature and many of the buildings... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Johann Thorsson
I've read this before and bought it as a Christmas present for a friend. This is one of my favorite science fiction books of all time. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mike
The book is just ok. Nothing special to take away from the book. It's good for killing time but I really felt like there were other things I could be doing that would be a better... Read morePublished 13 months ago by ANicolosi
It does some things extremely well. The city is half-flooded and overrun with mold and fungus, and that's portrayed excellently - I constantly felt damp while reading it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Eneasz M. Brodski
This has an interesting idea, but I can't quite wrap my brain about it. I usually have good mental images as I read a book, but there wasn't enough detail to picture things. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Michael
The title character is a detective in a city in which the so-called Grey Caps - a fungus based lifeform - have taken over and the city is under a siege mentality. Read morePublished on April 12, 2012 by Tim Lieder
There are a lot of positive reviews for this book, so I hope you will enjoy it more than I did. I basically found it to be unreadable due to the extreme (pseudo-)noir writing... Read morePublished on February 26, 2012 by Sitting in Seattle