Now, don't get me wrong, here. I don't mean to say that this book is manipulative in any negative sense. Quite the contrary, in fact. Hickey and Jacobs have created a manipulative little package - one that reaches out to sink its fingers into your brain and never let go. Once you let yourself fall into these stories, you'll find that the authors are having their way with your imagination from beginning to end. The pictures they paint, the characters they birth, the scenes they lay; all of these are done with both machine precision and wild, reckless fantasy. Where most authors spend chapters upon chapters detailing and explaining their worlds, Hickey and Jacobs merely spin a few well-placed sentences here and there - and, in doing so, create a world that propagates itself within your mind. The foundations they lay for this Weird City of theirs have inspired in me some very intimate images that have me all but convinced that I have visited this place in the past.
This is a good purchase. I've had cups of coffee that cost much more and have given me much less enjoyment.