The characters are varied, interesting, even quirky.
The story is literally a mash-up of styles, with a fairly basic horror story twisted up with pop culture references and a reverence for old sci-fi and comic books.
Daryl Gregory puts everything together right: beautifully fluid writing, characters we care about and a fascinating, creative plot to bind it all together.
I cannot believe how awesome this book was. Totally original storyline told worth a very unique voice. Read morePublished 1 month ago by chrisjets1975
Best book I've read in a long time! Definitely not a book where you could predict the ending. Really makes you question the meaning of good guys and bad guys as the good guys turn... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ronni Copeland
Daryl Gregory's work reads like a stroll with a friend on a Spring evening when the lightning bugs first come out. Read morePublished 17 months ago by DougLB
It could be a film; and it was be a great one, but the genre is a little too selective to say everyone would be interested in the premise. Read morePublished 18 months ago by rtaylor
Very enjoyable read and a solid effort from Daryl Gregory. From the description I had expected something a little more along the lines of a horror novel, so I was surprised that it... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jeanene Burke
An interesting premise married to strong, assured writing.
Unfortunately the seams start to show in the premise too early, and the novel's attempt to build an alternate... Read more
I'll leave out the summation as that's been done to death. The important part of this book is that it's a damn good book by a brand new author -- well, new to novels at least. Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by Reigns