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The Dazzle of Day: City of Roses (Volume 2) Paperback – February 24, 2014
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City of Roses reads as a flicker of sharp, impressionistic scenes which skitter along atop a deeply imagined alternate present. It is fast, funny, sexy, and sometimes violent, with characters who are both sympathetic and estranging. The spare prose is generally good enough to be almost invisible, but sometimes elements of descriptive repetition surface to give the story a Homeric feel.
The book works an urban fantasy territory reminiscent of the the one John Crowley laid out in "Little Big". If you like writers like Crowley, China Mieville, Neil Gaiman, Gene Wolfe and Jack Vance, you will have a very good time reading this.The milieu is well trodden, but this
feels completely fresh. And at over 900 pages, it is a remarkable value.